Poetic Pen

She hides her pain behind the pen

Flowing tears of ink

Blotches of pain on ink-stained sheets

She fills the lines with things between and underneath it all she weeps

She goes to war with her pen as her shield

Wielding the ball-point sword in her defence

As she battles life’s challenges

She etches memories on poetry-scarred canvases

Forever writing on the wall

Her inkwell overflows with only thoughts that she knows

Cloaked beneath hyperboles and prose

Dancing across the pages are her hopes, her dreams, her goals

Her wishes she writes

As she pours out her soul

Penning it all down

From her sole to her crown.