(from In the Shadow of my Pen :A Collection of Poetry and Prose)

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My pen is a loaded revolver.

My words are the bullets from my soul.

One by one, I extract the bullets from the wreckage.

As I write, the splinters burn my skin as they fly, flicker and spark.

My words are sometimes unaccustomed to the light, much preferring the dark.

As I dive deeper into this cavernous hole, I see empty bullet shells lying all around.

I know then, I can lay my pen down.

This chapter of my story has reached its end.

But I always know when I need to reload my revolver again.

Copyright 2023 ©️Maggie Watson

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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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