I Can Write Words Better Than I Can Speak Them

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    Traces of you linger,

    painting my bedroom walls with your scent. Visions of you flash, my eyes lucid dreaming of your shape. The taste of your name in my mouth, my lips quiver. Your soft fingertips across my body, my skin lathered in goosebumps and trembling. Resounding echoes of you saying "i love...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Jun 23, 2015

    I can write my feelings better

    than verbally express them
    AnnPig AnnPig
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    I hate conflict. I freeze like a deer in front

    of headlights. My throat chokes up, my eyes fill up and even if I know exactly what I need to say, I feel sorry for the person in front of me and can't force myself to hurt them. It is so much easier to write it all down (if it's someone I care about) and explain exactly what I...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2014

    The dream is insatiable,

    a gentle scream of longing and grief. A thundering sigh of contentment and love. Always the eyes, beautiful brown eyes. Pools of safety and comfort, warmth of the hearth on cold winters night. Shade of the mighty oak on a burning summer?s day. Windows to an infinite depth of...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2016

    I am sorry for anyone else

    who has this problem but at the same time, Im so excited to know That Im not alone!!!! It is so stressful when I sing at church. Everyone expects me to speak but then out comes a bunch of mumbo jumbo! Worse is when I beed desperately to tell the doc whats wrong with me! I know...
    Boo28 Boo28
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    From a combination of early social isolation

    and my personality, I am somewhat socially awkward. I find it stressful to make casual conversation. I also find it extremely difficult to put words to my feelings, unless I am writing them. After I have written something, I'm fairly good at repeating it re-phrased when needed...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    Sew your mouth up and drown in your thoughts,

    watch them spit their vile hate in your face. He hates everyone as his hand collides with my mom's face. I'm helpless and I can't make a sound, I'm sorry for not being of any help. She won't leave him, though... she claims it's love she feels for him. But all I feel is hate, he...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    its true, writing is my way of speaking to

    others. When i speak, i am afraid of how others will think of me,but writing is different somehow.
    lollipoponastick lollipoponastick
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015


    Your mouth is a forest, but that is not what amazes him.     It is the tongue, ablaze.. birthing words that are fireflies still...   And even when your eyes are thick with smoke, It does not make him choke.     Your eyes is home to life, but...
    MadamElle MadamElle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2012

    for me it's the other way around ,

    if only i could spell ;/
    deleted deleted
    Oct 31, 2015

    I'm an amazing writer according to most people

    I speak to. I think in very articulate and verbose prose, and when I'm typing I can make sure it comes out right. When I speak, I tend to trip over my own tongue a lot. :P
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Well, I guess this is

    why I am a writer. It is so much easier to express myself through the written word, because it can be difficult to verbalize my thoughts and feelings. So I think that is the best way I can let everything out.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    Spring is moving in the air

    and along the earth's frozen ground. The grass is beginning to grow. Warmth will penetrate the cold. This house is damp now as the darkness begins to melt. I feel it dripping from my pores, it runs from my eyes. Tears. So many tears. I hope they spark growth deep within my soul...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2016

    I know I shouldn't have,

    but yesterday, I checked you out. You were just standing there, talking to a girl from your class. Nothing special. But then you tied up your hair, and I stopped looking at you carelessly, and began staring. You smiled, laughed. You did that thing you do with your lips when...
    NaoVera NaoVera
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016
    aliciamc aliciamc
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    Nostalgia can be a pathetic way to hold to

    something.. yet it is a magical thing. And so it's my friend today.
    MadamElle MadamElle
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    Tart Strain

    I don't hate you.I hate the bitter taste of disappoint.I hate my chronic sporadic chest pain.How used to crying I've become..Because crying over you is as familiar as brushing my teeth.You are my cavity.The in-depth abyss;dotted perforated cut line.~I need to write~The c-section...
    MadamElle MadamElle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2013

    Silent figures pass by me everyday,

    only some have more features than others. Faces of devils taunt me so, those quiet angels wipe my tears. Almost it seems as if I'm not truly here sometimes, those who hold my hand on this small sliver of a path, some days it feels as if I could just fall into the pit of darkness...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Feb 5, 2016

    I saw my life in a strangers face She was in

    the mirror where she can't be reached Hope is still in her eyes Despite the tears on her pillow case I know what I want So I will go out and get it Pain won't keep me paralysed I may not be tough, but I am strong. Strength is the most important thing I may cry nearly everyday...
    LavenderDarling LavenderDarling
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    Huh. I guess that's the funny thing about

    living. I never thought about it until now or maybe I just never wanted to think about it. We live as tightrope walkers but the circus is going on all the way across the world, and until we learn to fly and leave our tightrope, we must stay on our string and pray to God that we...
    emslife emslife
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    To many times you backed down.

    To many times you were to scared. But for now let's forget ever mistake you have made. All the things you want to erase. Don't back down cause its not too late. Keep believing and you will make it. Always get back up its not over.there's always a way. Always a way its not to...
    laurenplus laurenplus
    16-17, F
    Dec 31, 2015

    I am practicing speaking how I write,

    but at the same time, it sounds more corny when its spoken rather then read. lol
    For3v3r7 For3v3r7
    70+, F
    Jan 11, 2016

    I stutter. A lot. I find it difficult to talk

    to people in person, but online I can write out how I feel, and talk to people more. I don't like it, but it is something I am working on. I just wish I could talk to people as I did here.
    Ejoyh97 Ejoyh97
    18-21, F
    Feb 28, 2016

    Sober it's a better life I hear,

    no bud no beer, no dope, no coke, just hope, that doesn't mean I lack the craving, sometimes it's like there's no saving.... me. less it be something hard core like strong liquor, xtc, mixed with lsd, I'm Al alone but sometimes it's best to be that way, it pushes back that day...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    I see your eyes They are the ones I want to

    see Every morning Every night I see your face It’s the one I want to come home to Each day And share my bed with You are the one I want to talk about my future with A future where you are included I want to hold you close As we talk Imaging a life Filled with memories...
    jando304 jando304
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2015

    People are always surprised

    when they read my poems and songs because I'm a really awkward person and I always get nervous and stutter, but my emotions and my words come out vividly in my works. I love writing because I don't have to be afraid to say what I need to when I write and I can "speak" better...
    brooke182 brooke182
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    My mom asked me who I was texting,

    why was I smiling so much, what is the name of that lucky boy. I told her it was a friend. A Girl. She said she thought I was texting my crush. I didn't say anything. Because I already have been lying enough
    NaoVera NaoVera
    18-21, F
    Jan 13, 2016

    I speak too soon, sometimes.

                                     Give my mouth a yard to stake.Though neither I, nor it, can afford to                         ...
    MadamElle MadamElle
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 27, 2015

    You only live once, yet often lethargy

    overhangs youth. Oh, lethal oblivion! Yearning odes, legends of yore, oft lost. Onerous year on long, onerous year only leads onto yawns; often languidness only yields objectionable, lifeless, odious yet obviously lamentable outcomes. XD
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    My words come out better on paper

    than thet ever have spoken. I write stories alo , and my characters always reveal a little bit more about who I really am. Tehy always reflect me, and I find it easier to admit feeling with a len and paper rather than face to face. I want to be an author one day, to use my...
    MadeOfStarStuff MadeOfStarStuff
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    When it comes to actually speaking,

    I stumble over my words and can barley make a decent, coherent sentence. I dislike the stares I get when I speak and the pressure gets so intense that I start getting anxious. When it comes to writing, I feel the pressure ease off and I become more comfortable. I am able to...
    worldisupsideup worldisupsideup
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    She sits on a ledge, facing the retreating Sun.

    Her thin arms resting on her right knee, one upturned hand supporting her chin delicately. Wind from the valley floor below, playfully whips her brown hair in a frenzy of flying strands. The red-gold of the sunset tints her fair skin with a matching hue. Shadows stretch out...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I feel like this speaks

    for me a lot. I don't have a studder or anything, but I just don't speak the way I type. Like sometimes I will trip over words or not pronounce them right. I pronounce them sometimes the way they're spelled. And it sounds wrong lol. And as a kid, I wrote stories. And created my...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    To whom this concerns,

    Make me cry, I love the taste of my tears. Lie to me, and pretend to be my friend, for the feeling of my heart breaking makes me feel completely worthless. And always ignore me whenever you get the chance, because I'll be sitting in my bed wondering what I did wrong. Kill me...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Mar 8, 2016

    I like people who can keep the conversation

    going...No matter how random the topics get...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2015

    When it comes to writing,

    my thoughts flow perfectly fine but while talking, it's completely different. It's as if my brain freezes or something and I fumble for words and of course, stutter. I feel so stupid when talking to people because most of my thoughts seem too ridiculous and I end saying...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    If only the bliss of disappearing would engulf

    my soul, and the breeze of your white lies brushing away my tears. I wish sometimes that maybe this little tight rope that I walk on every day to survive this little thing that I call life would just disappear and let me fall to and endless depths filled with my well-known...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2016

    I breathe in this toxic air

    that consumes my lungs until I drown in my sorrow. For once in my life I feel this sudden calmness, numbing me until I can't feel anymore. Welcome to the bottom of reality. My demons told me to say hi, because from here on out I'm going down, just like the numbers on the scale...
    colorfulrainbow19 colorfulrainbow19
    18-21, F
    Feb 12, 2016

    Sometimes, you actually get

    so sick of hearing the same thing or people treating you in a bad way that you actually stop giving a fvck. It's not a bad thing, but sometimes, after you go through sht you realize their opinions aren't worthy of your attention. You're happiness shouldn't stop for anybody...
    JuanaChange JuanaChange
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    My spoken words never come out right.

    I'd rather write how I feel.
    Jensa16 Jensa16
    31-35, F
    Jul 26, 2014

    Clarion call! shrill

    and discordant! nails on a blackboard, grinding glass. warm as a crypt and cheerful as life's end. the final curtain of battles end, rest for king and commoner. the final mystery only to be solved at cost. what does it reveal? a paradise of golden dreams or a sulfuric choking...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2016


    You can find me...Look where there is no listening..Where the wind carries whispers like mothers' carry their babies.Where justice has overslept and fear fastens its grip around the vocal cordsof every opposing opinion to individuality.You can find me...Look for the steam rising...
    MadamElle MadamElle
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    I've always had this problem of being able to

    express my self brilliantly through words ...but completely opposite when it comes to speech... heart if you know what I mean
    nessa4ever nessa4ever
    22-25, F
    Apr 8, 2014

    " Children's Day" "The age of innocence.

    ." That's the only phrase that I can reckon as I write about Children's day, sitting at my present age of a quarter of a century;25 years worth revolution around the sun.. And though the sun has vastly remained the same, the vision has greatly changed. I remember celebrating...
    Damien020 Damien020
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    On a good day I can write into worlds into

    existence and tear them to the ground in the same breath. My eloquence is matched only by the articulacy of my prose. I am the sage narrator guiding the hero towards the end of his quest and the ribald voice of the antagonist. I can rend your heart from your chest with my words...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 19, 2014

    I was like this from a young age.

    I could always write words down far better than I could ever speak them. I think its something to do with the brain processing the idea your thinking off and allowing it to get out unscarmbeled. I had always loved to write, and always got nervous when I spoke out loud to a large...
    23kk23 23kk23
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    At times, and more often

    than not, though I have grown more eloquent in actually verbalizing, over the years. Today... Today I feel the strain of social contact, and the need for solitude, yet... An equal desire to express myself. Thank God for on-line worlds!! Safe spaces in which we can explore...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    36-40, F
    Jan 20, 2016

    I would of loved to actually send those letters

    to everyone I had written about. there was a time I had really done that and I hated doing it after words I got so much lip about doing that. I felt like they were wrong in doing that bc it wasn't like it was easy to do or was some kind of joke to me. I new how serious it was...
    dreamerguy20 dreamerguy20
    22-25, M
    Oct 31, 2015

    The Intelligent Idiot

    I can express myself a lot better through writing than I can through talking. I enjoy writing and I like to think I am good at it. When I write, I sound intelligent, and can get my point across effectively. However, every time I open my mouth to speak, I sound like a total idiot...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    52 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    (I posted this as a comment earlier

    but ready need some help!!) As a 17 year old girl soon to begin the university application process, in which I will be interviewed a great deal, my inarticlation has become a problem of mine. Over the past few days, I have thought long and hard about this issue and when it...
    Pheeeb Pheeeb
    1 Response Apr 7, 2016

    idk sometimes it feels like

    if I were to write a story people would understand me a little better
    incongrousfrog incongrousfrog
    18-21, F
    Mar 31, 2016

    The ice cold chill from my single pain window

    woke me from a dead slumber. I lay in bed cocooned in the down comforter listening to the rain pitter patter outside. The slate grey cloud cover blankets the early morning sky and my mind wanders off into the idea of rain wetting and cleansing the earth. I find myself engulfed...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2014
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