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Paper Heart

I write on it every day
It has been crinkled and torn
It’s the only thing I know
I can remake from ashes

Some notes in pencil are faded
Many, seemingly in ink and paint,
are more permanent
I imagine the words etched therein,
as vivid hues of echoes and memories

I continue to keep my journals there
every waking moment
filling up the remaining blank pages
in worn and patchwork volumes
The bindings have always been resilient

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Free verse
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Comments

Most times our inspiration comes when we do not have the right tool to put it down. However, as a creative writer- we improvise with any material to jot down our thoughts.

Onyinyechi Cosmos

Indeed, and very well said - thank you.

Michael Anthony

author comment

a journal in your heart-of-hearts, is something that many of us do, but few have the skill to write about it! Nice job! ~ Geez.
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When you are writing for the Random Challenge!
Example: "I Need To Recharge" is prompt.
title is "Plugging In" It should appear this way:
"Plugging In" - Random Challenge/ I Need To Recharge

Appreciate the visit Geez, thank you. Congrats on winning poem of the year - good stuff!

Best

Michael Anthony

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I'm glad that enough people appreciated it to make it poem of the year. ~ Geez.
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When you are writing for the Random Challenge!
Example: "I Need To Recharge" is prompt.
title is "Plugging In" It should appear this way:
"Plugging In" - Random Challenge/ I Need To Recharge

the question is whether the heart is hers or your own

Glad you liked the device for this one Scrib! The POV is intended to be that of the writer.

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Michael Anthony

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I like the imagery, it's simple but powerful.

"To fly is to fall."

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