Therapy by Don Matthews

Two black and white colored hands pulling a colored rope with a red ribbon tied at the center
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I have a stack of poems, (thoughts)

Need to get off my chest

And now I have a website

Can offload weak (and best)

It doesn’t matter what they are

It is my therapy

Which every writer wants to do

With me? it’s poetry

There is the constant tug-of-war

Write for myself or you?

This time I really do not care

Who likes it, me or you


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s poem is a sincere reflection of a writer’s spirit seeking solace in creative expression. Settling one’s thoughts into words is a tremendous effort but the energy generated feeds the spirit. It’s like a drug that soothes and heals, allowing one to be carried upon the shoulders of imagination. A real treat for those who care enough not to care too much. Let the mind and heart roam.
    Congratulations Don!

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    1. Thanks Terveen. Yes, let the mind, and heart roam. You never know what it might bring back…….

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  2. Mike U. says:

    Totally relatable and well said, Don. The tug o’ war you mention in the last stanza is a real thing, for sure. Writing as an act of therapy keeps us putting pen to paper, and the act itself can be more important and meaningful than the end result. 🙂

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  3. haoyando says:

    Yes, true, it is a therapy and sometimes the best therapist.

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    1. Thanks HAOYANDO……..


  4. It is something every writer goes through each time they put pen to paper. Wonderfully said.

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    My husband tells me the same thing all the time Don. We have to be true to ourselves. 🦋

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