Clear the thoughts that bother and linger
Pick up that pencil. Roll it between your fingers
Eyes closed, head back. Writing this frees me
My mind is clear, yet full, as the words flow freely
From the pencil onto the paper into the minds
Of those who dare decipher what is written on these lines.
I feel like me. The me I was always meant to be.
With this pencil, I am queen. I am royalty.
When my mind is wide open, I see something brighter
Than the yellow pencil in my hand, than the neon green lighter
By my bed. I see a future worth living for.
I see a husband and children and a dog I adore.
With minds wide open, we can escape
From pain and strife and heartache.
I, with my pencil in hand, will give my life for this
For this is all I know, this is my bliss.