The strokes of my pen

I pen my thoughts using strokes quite different

From each other- from writing in patient charts meant

To document my impressions of their illnesses and treatment,

To writing for medical journals where I present

Scientific information in a form concise-

In both these realms, I am expected to be precise

Conform to standards and accepted verbiage

Precision and brevity garner praise

While I write what is needed it does not satiate

The creative urge, does not allow me to ruminate

Over the caprices of life that stir my soul and mind

To process my deepest emotions, I find

I need to express myself in ways more oblique

Stringing together words in verses I seek

Answers to queries on the significance

Of life, and my very own existence

As words come together, calmer I feel

As if solutions to my conundrums are being revealed…

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Somewhere in the web of words I weave

Exists my ultimate salvation, so I believe..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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