Torn
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Torn

by dikshanary

I am torn. Torn between expression and perfection.

The poet in me Yearns to express, Express the emotions, the thoughts Wants to bleed out through my pen The shouts, the screams of man Myriad thoughts in my head.

But the perfectionist, the phobic that I am Forces these same hands that wrote To scratch out every sentence, every poem

Where I poured out my untellable stories. Crumples up every piece of paper Where my words bled.

And I'm torn. Torn between the desire for expression And the fear of rejection. But who will win? Who is ought to win?

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dikshanarypouring reality into fiction
6 months ago
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kaylynnGifted WriterAwkward writer girl @TheSilentWriter23
6 months agoReply
@dikshanary you're welcome! And yes, 100% true ☺️

dikshanarypouring reality into fiction
6 months agoReply
@kaylynn Thank you so much! Yeah, we all should try to get past this fear as a lot of good writings get lost in self-doubt.

dikshanarypouring reality into fiction
6 months agoReply
@karnika Thank you so much girl! and yeah, thanks again for introducing me to this amazing platform.

kaylynnGifted WriterAwkward writer girl @TheSilentWriter23
6 months agoReply
Literally how I am as a writer. I'm trying to break free from that fear though. Thanks for sharing!! Keep it up!! :)

6 months agoReply
This happens to me too. All the time. Very well written. It amazes me.

dikshanarypouring reality into fiction
6 months agoReply
@tdog16 Thank you so much! And you write great, so please try to overcome this thought of not being good enough and keep writing!

dikshanarypouring reality into fiction
6 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Thank you so much! However, I'm far from bring a professional. To be honest, I'm actually an amateur. But I'm so happy that someone is able to relate to it. Your story has given me inspiration to overcome my perfectionist tendencies as well. I'm so glad that you started writing again.

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
6 months agoReply
This was more than just a professional. I think you took an honest introspective assessment and doing so touched on a basic tension that affects most good writers. I also had this problem and I stopped writing for 40 yrs. I threw a number of great novels and poems in the trash. Fortunately, much of it is recoverable from old disk drives. I forced myself to start writing a year ago and so far I have finished 4 novels and countless poems. Some are good and some are crappy drivel. The point here is that I overcame my controlling ultra-perfectionist alter ego by writing it into submission. Your work is excellent. Great post!!!!!!

tdog16Gifted Writer14 and excited!
6 months agoReply
That was a very neat story! I feel the same struggle every time I write. I never have the motivation to keep it, I'm always so down on how bad I am. But here it is safe, people respect your stories. Great post! Thanks for the follow!