Manifestation of my Mind

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and it has held true for my life. Writing has helped me through many a tough situation. Feelings that I can never express have a way of manifesting themselves when I put pen to paper. It’s trying and exciting and I can’t imagine life without my writing. As my blog bio says, I’m not a person who professes her feelings and so writing has been a conduit for me to process and share emotion. It is something that brings me immense joy, it tests me, it pushes me to new limits, it scares me, it connects me both to myself and other people. It is a central piece to my puzzle and I hope to always keep it with me.

I would love if you comment what writing means to you!

I write,
To reveal the sorrows,
Trapped beneath my skin,
As I yearn to distill,
Turbid thoughts that lie within.

I write,
To pave the path to,
Uncharted corners of my mind,
As I peel away the layers,
Always beguiled by what I find.

I write,
When I want to bawl,
And bellow from atop the roof,
To run from deafening silence,
To meet eyes with the truth.

I write,
Because I don't know how else,
To oust this gnawing pain
I long to be understood,
But my effort is oft in vain.

I write,
When I can't enounce,
To give voice to words unsaid,
Words that always lose the battle,
Between the heart and the head

I write,
What I crave to feel,
Exhilaration to be alive,
Electricity coursing my veins,
Fulfillment even if I die.

When I write,
My heart bleeds,
As pen and paper bind,
A beautiful symphony,
The manifestation of my mind.

42 Comments Add yours

  1. Liz says:

    Writing is certainly my therapy.
    While releasing myself of whatever I feel, know someone is not far away that can relate, or just listen.
    A supportive network.
    But as I write other stuff, a community feeling, chatting with others.

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    1. Shruti says:

      I completely agree with you, Liz.

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  2. Aushi says:

    Beautifully written💐🤗🤗, its actually magical when the pen touches the paper✨✨

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  3. Era says:

    beautifully written!!!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much Eta!

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      1. Shruti says:

        Era*, sorry typo!

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      2. Era says:

        Nothing to worry 😊😊
        It’s a pleasure!!!

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  4. Shruti, loved this! Sometimes I use writing as a way of escape, other times purely to be creative and then… There are moments when the ‘confessional poetry’ just needs to be released into the world 🤣

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you! haha ofcourse, the confessional poetry is what keeps in interesting!!

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  5. And we’re so glad to write to share your words that pave the way to light by putting pen to paper. thank you

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  6. Shruti says:

    Thank you Ms. Cindy, thats really sweet of you to say! 🙂

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  7. sufyan03 says:

    very beautifully written! writing for me is more like escape from reality, and pouring mysoul out on paper.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, that’s a lovely description

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  8. Beautiful and captivating 💕

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. For me I write to help others, I want to know that my words and blogs can help others who are struggling!! But there are so many reasons to write! I look forward to reading more blogs!

    Feel free to read some of my blogs 🙂

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    1. Shruti says:

      This is lovely, I’ll definitely check it out!

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  10. gdutta17 says:

    Hey! This is beautiful. Exactly the thoughts that probably echo in every writer’s heart.

    In addition to yours, I would just like to add that I write in an effort to try and lend a voice to all that is voiceless-nature for example, also the strays on the streets and the transgender begging at the traffic intersection. I write….well, I write whenever and whatever catches my fancy!

    Do keep writing in between those drips that you might have to set up and the cadavers that might be waiting for you to delve into them. Look forward to reading more of your poetry.
    Cheers. 🙂

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    1. Shruti says:

      Wow thank you so much. That’s a beautiful reason to write and I’m glad you enjoyed the poem! I really hope to keep writing as well!

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  11. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    The poem is great! You actually said everything. Writing for me is my purpose to live each day.. it gives me a sense of meaning. Take care❤️

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, I’m glad you relate to it. And I agree, it gives me meaning as well.

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  12. This is very inspiring. l nominate you for “ideal inspiration blogger award”. Please check my blog for rules.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much, I’m honoured that you think I’m worthy of this award! 🙂

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  13. This poem is a beautiful symphony and I love it’s emotion and imagery!!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Aaliya!

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  14. Beautiful, and very well said! Blessings!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much m!

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      1. You are Most Welcome!

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      2. By the way, Thank You Shruti, for the Follow! It is much appreciated! Blessings!

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  15. Hi Shruti, I wanted to let you know, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Thank You for the support you provide other bloggers and for caring that you present quality material on your blog. Here is the post: https://tkbrownwriter.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/liebster-award-tkbrown-tkbrownwriter-author-poet-essayist-nominated-by-jofina-peer-to-peer-award-blogging-award-bloggingfilter-com-nominees-questions/. Blessings!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Wow thank you so much! I’m honoured!

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      1. You’re Most Welcome! Blessings!

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  16. Proxywords says:

    Nicely written. I write to give justice and another meaning to the infinite words in the dictionary!

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  17. Nicely penned Shruti
    Stay wealthy healthy safe and happy

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