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Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

Favorite Words

March 19, 2014 | 8 Comments

There is nothing I can do
With hands, eyes, or body
To express my inner self
Like using words

There is nothing I can give
To lover, friend, or foe
To make such an impact
As well as words

It’s not as if
I can unzip my chest
Remove my beating heart
And place it in your palm

Nor can I pop my top
And gingerly pluck for you
A memory from my brain
Language is my way


What words do you love? What makes you love them? Is it the way they loop from the pen? Fall from the tongue? Form from the fingers? Is it the definition or the cadence? Does a word exist which stabs you in the heart or ear? Is there one which instantly soothes?

Words are power. They have the ability to build and burn. They help us bring ourselves into existance via internal narratives and external prompts. Words are the stories we’re told, and the stories we tell. Words are everything.

Write along with me!

Write along with me!

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  1. This was such an enjoyable prompt. šŸ™‚ I’ve been looking forward to it since Amanda published the March list.
    Also, your handwriting is wonderful. As someone who often cannot read her own handwriting, it is almost perplexing sometimes to see the formation of letters by others with such grace of pen strokes. How you form your letters is a comfortable way to my eye & brain. Yep. I know this is weird. lol

    • Angie

      Thank you, Cyn. I’ll make a point to get to your blog soon to catch up. My handwriting is such a mixture because there are certain letters I never got the hang of when learning. I am so glad you find my writing comfortable! šŸ˜€ <3

  2. Beautiful. This is, indeed, how it feels. I’ve always been frustrated by the fact that I write more, and have more patience with reading, than my friends, because I had things I couldn’t express in any other way. Equally, my prolific pen has been a frustration to them, at times.

    • Angie

      Thank you so much. I often can’t convey the strength of my emotion via spoken or written word. Times like those I wish I could just… emote! Light shooting from fingers and tips of hair and such! šŸ˜€

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