The Choice

 Pain comes to claim my heart.
The needle or the pen,
The choice is before me again
Pain comes to claim my heart.
 
The needle or the pen?
Will I write to claim the pain
Or will I let drugs have free reign?
The needle or the pen?
 
Will I write to claim the pain?
Pour out memories that taunt
Till they no longer haunt,
Will I write to claim the pain?
 
Pour out memories that taunt
Aloud on paper white
Or seek poison to silence the fight?
Pour out memories that taunt.
 
Aloud on paper white
Ugly letters scrawled in black ink
Create a space for me to think.
Aloud on paper white.
 
Ugly letters scrawled in black ink
Pain comes to claim my heart
Memories now written still rip my life apart
Ugly letters scrawled in black ink
 
Pain comes to claim my heart.
The needle or the pen,
The choice is before me again
Pain comes to claim my heart.

My attempt at the form Catena Rondo, as introduced at Poetic Bloomings.

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4 thoughts on “The Choice”

  1. THIS IS A MASTERPIECE!💜
    I mean it. This is so well written, your rhyme is so well paced, the concept is so well thought-off, so deep and real. Your choice of words is stunning too.

    “Pour out memories that taunt
    Aloud on paper white
    Or seek poison to silence the fight?”
    It is filled with absolutely breathtaking quotes as well!
    I loved this so much. 💜

    Like

  2. I’m so, so sorry you are struggling. They say the pen is mightier than the sword. With the grace of God, may it be mightier than the needle!

    Powerful words. Excellent use of the form.

    Praying off and on all day today. ❤

    Like

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