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I Write As a Form of Therapy

The words that move me. 2,565 People

    most of times, when im completely sad,

    i write. i dont like to share my feelings with nobody else but myself, so writing is the perfect way to feel better. the paper became my best friend, a "person" to who i can tell anything and that will always comprehend me. writing is my theraphy, definetely.
    annie1803 annie1803 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Talking To Myself

    I’m fighting the urge to immediately say I’ve always written just to have ‘someone’ to talk to.  It sounds a terrible indictment of my friendships, but especially when  I was a teenager I didn’t have a plethora of friends I could share some of my thoughts with...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response May 30, 2011

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    I have written so much.

    So very very much. Some of the things I have written are lost. I have tried to reconstruct them in recent years, but it's difficult. Writing is perfect therapy for me, but these days, I'm censoring myself far too much.
    Nakedness8 Nakedness8 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    There was a girl, who was being stupid.

    And there was a guy who couldn't stop staring at her. First, he talked sweet. As if she was the most incredible person ever. As if she was the prettiest woman on earth. As if nothing would matter other than being with her. They talked and talked. And talked. Then he asked her...
    shinebeforesunrise08 shinebeforesunrise08 18-21, F Feb 14

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    I write everyday to my boyfriend

    who is in prison, it helps me cope and get things off my chest . It really helps me deal with stress, anxiety, and depression instead of resorting to other things. I try to keep calm and live my life even though I'm really upset. I find the writing helps
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F Dec 4, 2014

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    Chronic Disorganization

    Told me he couldn’t remember the Last time he cried Much had to be released. I said It’s okay, really You’ll feel better. It’ll get better. You’re doing your best. Having had clutter to clear, In Silence we parted. It took days but clutching my Pillow, the watershed...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2012

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    Ok, I wrote this a couple of months ago,

    and just found it in my notebook. It's terrible I know, but I've shared so much with you guys, and wanted to post this too. You're not alone <3 Broken Trust. A trust so strong that you'd never find A love so deep, an eternal bind Broken, twisted, wrecking her mind...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    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

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    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

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    The child is off to bed and the fire has gone

    to sleep. The bed is cold beside me while into my pillow I weep. The smiles and romancing the laughing and good times. Memories taunting and dancing thru my weary mind. You I miss when the nights turn cold. In your embrace, your kiss our world would unfold. My pillow is damp...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    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 51-55, F 7 Responses May 14, 2014

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    sometimes i write mediocre poetry nit most of

    the time it is self hating pms fueled rant....but in the end i read it and feel better.
    calimama27 calimama27 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I believe writing is a form of therapy.

    No, it is not a mental therapy case issue for me because I have no mental disability issues. I just love writing and do it as often as I am able to do it. I am degreed in journalism and I love writing. In my high school and college English writing assignment classes I did...
    geminiladyinblue geminiladyinblue 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    I can't help but see your face when I close my

    eyes. The gentleness that lies there the love the happiness the comfort the trust. The tears that ran down your cheeks when I saw you last. My heart tears in two to think I caused those tears I long to say I'm sorry and try once again to kiss those tears away
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2014

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    Back To EP

    I had high hopes of never returning to EP, but alas. It is quite a good place to write things.... An "electronic journal" if you will. I'm going to be using EP mostly as a way to get my thoughts out of my head. I've been stressed a lot lately, and everything, no matter how...
    CaptainHowdy21 CaptainHowdy21 22-25, F Nov 13, 2013

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    its the only way I can seem to express myself

    at times. I hold and contol my feelings all the time. never too emotional. never too open. but then it just builds. and I have found writing is very therapeutic. I am open and free to express.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 20

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    I find writing ( handwriting- on paper with a

    pen) to be very therapeutic. Does anyone have any suggestions on creating a habit to write on a regular basis? Also, I tend to write randomly in random notebooks, date books, etc. How can I keep everything in one notebook?
    MobWifee MobWifee 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    Sitting in the dark Picking scabs off old

    wounds Just to make them bleed Lest I break my heart By healing them much too soon And forget the lesson it brings Let me hurt Let me sting Let me sink into remembering Let me learn my lesson well Heed the warning In the making of scars So in my future I can avoid this hell...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 36-40 Aug 17, 2014

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    For You 4.12.15 The Earth lives suspended in

    the love of the Sun, two cosmic forces fated to merge into one. An explosion of creation, brought forth from the Son ignites life from the core, new day has begun. Inspired with light, the Earth turns and it spins, mesmerized by the Sun, its glorious friend. Each...
    peacefulrebel peacefulrebel 22-25, F Apr 12

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I could stare forever in your eyes

    so blue. I could get lost in the world I found in your arms. Your voice is the only music my ears ever need hear. These cliches of poetry scream my truths and I can find no other way to express my longing, my love and my devotion. Take these cliches and do with them what you...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 30, 2014

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    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...
    franchesval franchesval 18-21, F Apr 5

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    FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH A smile lights my face as I

    remember your touch. I'm taken to a far away place. I wish to get stuck, locked in your eyes, absorbed in your kiss. Not even Father Sky has been as high as this. With a look of passion I draw you in for the first time, or so it seems, you grasp my hips and my body screams...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 13, 2014

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    writing helps me see the world in a different

    way everytime i fall in love. helps makes sense of muttered words blurred in a storm of emotions.
    johnmack79 johnmack79 26-30, F Mar 21

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    I wish I could hold your hand

    and stroll through our winter wonderland. To experience beauty Instead of only duty. Bound by wedding rings And our desire to do "the right thing". Without you here to warm me I shall resent the snow for eternity. What I cherished is no longer But everyday with this pain makes...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    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

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    I loved you when I met you I loved you

    when we played add children And when we laughed like hyenas I loved you when you moved away I loved you when your daughter was born I loved you years later when you loved me back I loved you when you left again and when I didn't exist to you. I'll love you in the future And each...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 24, 2014

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    I lied to you. You caught me Because I am A

    terrible liar. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. I made a mistake. I told you. We fixed it. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. I pushed you away. You forgave me. But I'm more concerned About the fact That I tried. Now, It's too late. I've...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, F Dec 4, 2014

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    -My days- The gusty wind blows against the dew

    on blades of green grass. Air blew harshly, making my hair whip around in all directions, almost knocking me down. Rain pattered down onto the scratchy, rough pavement. Days like this, I thought to myself, are days I love. Where I am at peace in pattering rain and breezy wind...
    Diapergirl227 Diapergirl227 22-25, T Mar 21

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    I write songs all the time.

    I'm starting to realize it's so much better than cutting.
    taylorrose99 taylorrose99 13-15, F Nov 9, 2014

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    A Lost Battle

    This is a poem I wrote about how I feel right now. I just feel like I am trying so hard and it makes no difference. :( Sometimes I hate myself for being diverse, Everything you want, I am the reverse. I am not the same, I am not nice I am not tame, you will have to tell me more...
    beautifuleyes13 beautifuleyes13 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    (This is a really. old old I came across) I

    wish I could fly far away tonight. I wish I could die but never get it right. I wish I could cry but I'm conquered by fright. I wish I could try but I've lost all my might. I wish I could lie but it's not worth the fight. I wish I could fly far away with you...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F Nov 13, 2014

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    If anyone who knew me well enough visited my

    place they may find about twenty tablets and inside would find poems to short stories. Many would deal with a moment in time of either mine or someone else, other Times it is about a feeling. An example was based on female that was beaten because she was gay, and a male friend...
    rlt171720 rlt171720 61-65, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Good Night Already

    The ex is in bed passed out beside me. God his feet smell nauseating. He makes these smacking sounds with his lips that sound like he's sucking on some jolly rancher candy. I never thought this was cute. Now I can be openly annoyed by it! Sometimes when he rolls over he elbows me...
    Looking4clues Looking4clues 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    Working Through My Emotions

    I started writing when I was working through my rape. I would go through black times where I would be in a hole and when I looked up there was NO LIGHT! During that time I would write how I felt... those were really tough times as one who writes knows that one must basically...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2008

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    I came across this site by accident,

    and find that the open minded and accepting community will allow me to put my thoughts into words. I like the privacy this site provides, and look forward to being able to write out and process my thoughts and experiences.
    WrittenWishes WrittenWishes 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    DEAD ROSES Am I not to be

    who I think I am? A questionable bystander in my nonexistent world. Dreaming was a necessity for only in my dreams was I what I wish to be. Never thinking only speaking. Never feeling only touching. Being touched and crying It's been so long. my tears revive not my dead roses...
    nvragain1024 nvragain1024 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    I like to write stories.

    It helps me relax and I can let go of all my feelings. I make a character that goes through things that I'm feeling.
    ShhhAnon ShhhAnon 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Call me :) I feel a hallow ache deep within my

    chest... Breaths that once seemed so easy before Now, are just painful reminders.. Reminders of what is.. what could be... And what is to come... It's hard to breath... And yet I take a deeper breath... And hold it... Release..... This is not pain I feel!!! But a...
    Midnightheart Midnightheart 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    I Write Everything.

    I have always written as a form of my feelings and and such. Since I can remember I have Poetry for 9 years old. I love writing it calms me down and helps me to unwind or put my hurt, happiness, etc on paper. I don't know what I would do if I was unable to write. I write mostly...
    MistressDawn MistressDawn 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    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...
    UndisputedTruth UndisputedTruth 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    The truth quakes her messed up world.

    Shaking the fake core and the support system that is suppose to be there. Only way to recover, retreat in a sheltered cave until the worst is over. Covering her head and hoping for the best results. Possibly when the dust settles, she will rejoin the only world she needs...
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F Mar 19

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    Memoirs started writing going well I think.

    It really is therapeutic this writing business. At School my English Teacher Mrs Ramm encouraged me to read and write. One day I will dedicate my book to her beloved memory.
    Kitchenmess Kitchenmess 61-65, F Nov 16, 2014

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    Seasons change , summer nights whisper to me

    sweet nothing's in my ear , of past loves and lonely lullabies , we're a on going cycle of beauty and love like this circle that goes around in life . The circle of life and love . We're here for you . Everyday . We are the moon the earth, the stars the grass , the graduate of...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F Nov 30, 2014

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    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

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    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...
    lace1996 lace1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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