All these rules.

All these rules
makes my words scatter
fleeing about the pages
screaming let me out
erase me
what about the ,
don’t forget the .
no I’m yelling
add an ! mark
no that feels to strong
lets calm it down
shall we ?
no it has to fit form
fit what those that know
have written down
I must keep up
I must compete
Fuck the ,
they feel useless
; don’t forget those
what else ?
anything else ?
I forgot something
right ?
there is so much
And it conflicts
And it screams
And I erase
And I replace
And I scream in my head
for my voice I hate
It’s stuffy
and a normal thought
can be interpreted as a whine
And I hate competing
And I over think
which I enjoy that
And I know I forget
And I forgot
And it’s OK
kind of
I suppose?
Why not?
must we all be burdened by rules
to the point
we are to afraid to write
because we are afraid
to be incorrect
incorrect to whos standards?
is their a word police?
what are they going to arrest me?
cut off my tongue?
rip off my fingers?
place them in jars?
And when the warning I ignore
they cut off my hands
take out my eyes
damage my vocal cords
and make it impossible
for me to ruin their form
little do they know
I’ve learned brail with my toes.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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