I Write As a Form of Therapy

The words that move me. 3,410 People

    I guess Lately I've been writing another life

    for myself. making up friends, new places... anything like that. I'm kinda in that transition where I don't really fit into any social group (in this small town it's either being a mom or being in college no offense to either. No kids yet, finished school.). writing about...
    CornilliaRose CornilliaRose
    22-25, F
    Jan 19

    I keep writing and writing

    because I have to get those negative thoughts out of my system and have them replaced with good thoughts ... I like to know what people think about my situation too because this gives me a different perspective to my circumstances
    thousandcuts thousandcuts
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    writing is good for you!

    it's like prayer.
    kpl2014 kpl2014
    26-30, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    obviously!!! it helps.

    ...so, i write, i write, i write
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 17, 2015

    I feel alive She's twitching deep inside As I

    lay, dreading sleep Echoes of a heartbeat Can I really just let go? Would heaven forgive me, when I lie awake Every night, knowing my mistakes Darling, I feel you kick You keep reminding me, I'm capable of love Today wasn't good, I'm not okay Blood spills across the table Cold...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny
    18-21, F
    Jan 14

    Is there anything else

    but to share us in our writings?
    Golfknar Golfknar
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 10, 2015

    especially about my feelings cause i have no

    one to tell everything to in my life.. i bottle my feelings up but i cant take it anymore and i always prefer to vent it out as a form of writing, like blogging or writing stories in here.. thats why i like to post a lot of stories in here. writing stories too, like i could...
    whitenut whitenut
    16-17, F
    Nov 28, 2015

    i am not there. a figure of smoke

    and mist. gone in the breeze. never leaving an impression, never noticed therefore not missed as i pass. a totally useless entity, not to be spoken of, not to be spoken to. return to the underworld where you dwell. to the pit that is my home. that is my place. the dark...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 6

    Have you ever wished you could be in the head

    of the person who's hurting you? I do everyday. I'd want to see what I've done to make them treat me this way. I'd want to know the hurt I've caused them to make them say the horrible things they do. I can't see what I've done but I must have to make you want to see me so blue...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Feb 15

    So far I have vent less this year.

    Writing is therapy for me beacuse I can express my feelings through writing.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    Being incredibly high!

    Got caught singing out loud in dribbling rain in the parking lot, “you're in a good mood, ma'am!”, said somebody walking behind me. Oh yeah! Now, just realized that I never thought of the “what’s after” part. Excitement has been built up for days. Imagination...
    Bachatadance Bachatadance
    36-40, F
    Mar 15

    I call my depression the stormcloud.

    I feel my soul fleeing , running as fast as I can so maybe it wont catch me today. Im really quick but . I wish it would go the **** to hell....
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    To Begin

    Before I can begin to heal myself, I know I must first understand what it is that has hurt me. What has hurt me, and why I feel this way, are not always obvious. Talking to people can help work through these things, but that requires bringing someone (and their ideas and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2011

    on a writers block??

    and I just got a new journal.
    stellakayy stellakayy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22
    26-30, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    Letting go, letting be

    and getting on... It was last spring that I had first begun to wake with the dawn and allow the evening's dusky softness to still me. This cosmic shift to my inner clock, I think, was my primal subconscious attempting to naturally give a parameter to the endless, timeless...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    6 Responses May 14, 2014

    So, ive been friends with this kid whod 13

    and he is now openly gay. But before he came out he would always come to me with his problems and id always talk to him and calm him down like a good friend would. I gave up talking to my own boyfriend just to help this kid out so many times. He came out as gay recently and now...
    TS1996 TS1996
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    People think you need a mighty name to be

    fearless. I say nay!! For the mighty is something innocent, unremarkable. I am here to tell you I would love to be compared to grass. Yes. The grass in a field or your yard. Compare it to you and your life. Its been rained on, flooded, sleet, snow, frozen. Starved for water in...
    IGWMH IGWMH
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    I think when you let you emotions

    and personal experiences into your writing you end up with more believable and interesting material.
    dylbot787 dylbot787
    22-25, M
    Dec 22, 2015

    12-19-15 My face used to smile My eyes used to

    twinkle. My laughter was spontaneous And came from my heart. My dreams were once filled With little girl's wants Like marriage and children And holiday tradition. My ambitions were high And my future was bright Until it all happened What seemed like overnight. Now my...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 20, 2015

    I write a lot, when I'm feeling down I put it

    all in paper, my worst times are written down, while my bests are in pictures, life is not easy, it will never be. I like to write because like a quote says "verba volant, scipta manent", which means "spoken words fly away, written words remain". I believe that someday someone...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 5, 2015

    When Im at my worst. .

    .or inspired i put it into poetry... expression is my art...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Writing means a lot for me,

    I put it in the same level with music that without both I think I can't live.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015
    peapot69 peapot69
    22-25, F
    Jan 14

    I write so that I can lose myself Then build

    myself up I write to tell the unspoken words that I keep bottled up I spit the fire my heart yearns to release I'm going to chew up all these other poets and show ‘em what makes my brain twist and turn with endless paths that all lead to a dead-end Listen to the words as I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    I am constantly writing.

    . . I was informed the other day I was writing too much. May I will find a therapist who disagrees.
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 10

    Sometimes I wish I could be myself always.

    Not pretend to be someone or anything I'm not. Is that really so wrong? I don't think so. I know in my heart I was meant to be a mom, everything else I'm not so sure of. I know I'm a great friend. Kind, supportive, loving, caring and most of all a shoulder to cry on when things...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Mar 6

    You proved me right I proved you wrong Did I

    lose you somewhere? Are you following along? You think I was blind You think I didn't see You played by my rules It was always about me I pulled the strings I set the pace I appreciate the effort Thanks for the smile on my face Your lips were so sweet Sugar coated with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 31

    "Gilt" My heart has been broken So battered

    and torn Love is a rose But yours is the thorn. What once was alive No beauty remains ******** all the pleasure And left all the pain. The bright, vibrant colors Have faded to gray Sweetness that lingered Replaced by decay. No more can these petals Adorn a...
    QueenOfTheNerds QueenOfTheNerds
    36-40, F
    Jan 31

    Being More Than Words

         "Close the door, write with no one looking over your shoulder.  Don't try to figure out what people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.  It's the one and only thing you have to offer."     -     Barbara Kingsolver
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1
    56-60, M
    Jul 5, 2011

    I write as a form of therapy,

    and right now I need a really great session!!!!! The amount of slimy, wriggling, @ss hat wearing Trolls on this sight lately is getting way above board!!!! Keep trying to remember what my momma tried to teach me, as a youngun, ifin ya don't have nothing nice to say, then don't...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    He asked, just slivers.

    Slivers of her soul. At first, she recoiled in horror. But thought, "He's been hurt so... And my soul is oh so big and bright, beautifully capable of being pruned. I can give this gift to this hurting one. This one I already so deeply love." But he kept the shears nearby...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    36-40, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    You only want to see my lipstick

    but not my blood you want my smiles but you forget im real im more than a picture and i have a heart beating under my dress you might think Ill stand here waiting but i have no patience im laying in wait because soon ill fly ill be stolen by someone who doesnt care about my...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 14

    Can feel my heart beating again.

    All the time, it pounds so loud. Went years without noticing, from day to day. Now can't shut it the flip up, it's got so damn much to say. "You've treated me so poorly, y'know... Hiding me within the dark. I need air & light & connection, here, or I begin to Hurt. You...
    AdoraGel AdoraGel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    It's worse when I drive home from work.

    That's when we would always talk. I'm lonely and I feel rejected. I am bitter and sad. I would love to just get on with life. I would love to stop crying. I can keep myself busy with work and church and house stuff and kids. I can see the brighter side, be content in my...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    Aug 31, 2015

    I can see her before me beautiful smile I miss

    that..I havent seen it in awhile. I wonder if she is there to mock my pain or because I so desperately want to be myself again? I hate what Ive become. Im drowning in an ocean of desperation as people around me ignore me while they tell me they love me. I wonder if there is...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    I wasnt pretty enough for you.

    . Im too curvy...too tall.. and too smart and beautiful. Maybe ill starve myself and hack a few ******* vertebae out of my back I cried alone. . But **** you im staying tall and strong and I wont pretend to be dumb just so you feel less like a coward... you probably couldve...
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jan 14

    I don't write anything good.

    I occasionally post experiences on here when I'm upset or mad or just trying to get hints off my mind. That's really it so yeah..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    Today I went to the funeral service of one of

    the most beautiful people I have ever known. He was my uncle, my friend and one of the purest kindest souls Ive known. Ill never forget him or his adorable sense of humor. .I can picture him somewhere happy now singing. ..Ill miss you forever.....
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu
    41-45, F
    Jan 9

    I write my thoughts down sometimes to handle

    the situation and I always feel better after it. I just wish i would have a talent for it because I don't think that what I write is good it just helps me to get over things. Anyone else who writes stuff?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 13, 2015

    writing helps me to organize my thoughts

    and emotions, and it helps me keep a timeline of what obstacles I was battling at different points in my life. I love looking back on old writings and seeing how my thoughts have evolved and how I have changed as a person. that's why I love ep so much. I love being able to put...
    meeeghanp77 meeeghanp77
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    I like to write to collect my thoughts.

    It gives me a way to reanalyze a situation I may have thought of differently in the moment, and then reflect back on it. I would love to write a novel or something some day. It seems like a daunting task. My wife always tells me that I am such a good writer...I like to write...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 24, 2015

    I write songs all the time.

    I'm starting to realize it's so much better than cutting.
    taylorrose99 taylorrose99
    16-17, F
    Nov 9, 2014

    mirror mirror one the wall.

    . you do not exist at all.. smash u with my bony fist.. now I'm on the next thing on my list
    imaflower imaflower
    31-35, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    MUSINGS ON WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RESULTS

    OF THERAPY Even if some perfect model of the Therapy existed, it appears that we would still have to be in a very specific sense “perfectly disposed” patients to get not only full but also partial benefits from it. In case some therapy is “not working,” the uneasy...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 25, 2015

    RETROSPECTIVE MOMENT NUMBER 345 if my entire

    world I just an optical illusion (this is what my well paid therapist keeps telling me) then why my heart really bleeds every time I recall the day you left me without a word
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 21

    Open mic night tomorrow.

    First timer and wanting to speak some truth from my tattered pages. . .if I can get over the fear of being seen and heard
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    My thoughts weigh heavy on my mind at times.

    Whenever something is brewing in my head, and my brain just refuses to let go of it, I find it useful to put it down in words; as if giving it a form is setting the thought free to roam. And when I write it in a forum such as this site, I like the discussions it sometimes...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 15

    writing is a way of organizing thoughts.

    probably ones id best keep to myself. seems like things just get worse the more i talk. i will stick with regular therapy which at least has started to help make sense of things. ill keep writing, though probably more in my jourmal than here. ive learned the limitations of...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Feb 19

    The Best Therapy

    Writing truly is the best therapy. It is free which is always a plus. I have always been able to be completely open and honest with my pen and paper and can tell them anything I want. The pen and paper will never judge only take what you have to say and listen openly. I have done...
    EscapeMyMind EscapeMyMind
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2011

    For you 4.17.15 A dream is just a dream is

    just a dream, until it's not. Reach beneath consciousness, this fleshed-out reality, and take hold of a whole new world, no magic carpet needed. A house of mirrors reflecting the innermost thoughts of man where life is breathed into every throw-away moment, every intention...
    peacefulrebel peacefulrebel
    22-25, F
    Apr 17, 2015

    I write poetry,songs,

    stories.I can't write when i'm angry though nothing comes out right.And sometimes I can't find the right words to explain my emotions because my emotions are never really clear
    BackToBiege BackToBiege
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15

    Hopes and dreams. One of the most inspiring

    things in my life was my childhood imagination. I remember I was going to be a scientist, an astronaut. I was going to fly to moon and still make it back in time to catch my Saturday morning cartoons. My hopes and dreams were just endless. So innocent and so pure. I miss those...
    Dakracken Dakracken
    22-25, M
    Dec 18, 2015
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