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To Write A Poem

To Write A Poem

written by: John Patrick Robbins

 

Sometimes we must go deeper than the heart is willing to bare.
Beyond the emptiness of the pain.

And far beyond where the mind needs to go.

We lose our minds and never does the soul flee until the end.
Was it lost upon a battlefield?
Was it lost in the scars of our youth?

Was it always lost to begin with?

We never asked till it was too late to recapture that which could never be held to begin with.

Fuck people are a mess aren’t they?

Good thing we are normal.
A lie can be the glue that holds shit together and the ship hasn’t sunk yet.

I wasn’t always this deep.
I used to be normal in another life.

John Patrick Robbins

John Patrick Robbins

John Patrick Robbins is the editor in chief of the Rye Whiskey Review. He is also the author of The Still Night Sessions from Whiskey City Press. His work has been published here at SpillWords, San Padro River Review, Fearless Poetry Zine, Piker Press, Punk Noir Magazine, 1870 Magazine. His work is always unfiltered.
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