The Pen Reclaimed



It’s National Poetry Month, and I have made some decisions regarding the direction of my writing as reflected in my reclaimed pen.

My message to you…fight the good fight, fellow pen-holders. Write as if your life depends on it…

For some of us, it is not about recognition, acknowledgment or acceptance. It is for life itself we write.

I write for life. I write to open the eyes, arouse the soul. Not least of all, starting with my own.

This is my revelation, this is my truth.


For what purpose or whom do you write?



The Pen Reclaimed



Today, I decided

I am not what I thought

nor will I be tomorrow,

that which I so passionately sought


Academia boots never fit me at all

Kicking off these confining shoes

heeding the call


that needs not approval from literary rag

or acceptance from any editorial mag

or writers cliques, mentions, and swag.


I hear the drum, beating solo

my ears listen well,

Not sure where, when

or how far I’ll go.


Back to the joy

I once employed

with paper and pen

on which I depend,

for life abundant

and truth to defend.


Unshackled poet, reclaimed,

set free,

I write for one,

refusing conformity…


Freedom is found

only when one

is not afraid to follow

the beat of their own drum.


The Revelation Prayer


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Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

8 thoughts on “The Pen Reclaimed

  1. I write for myself. I write to process life and words and creativity and the Creator’s great lavish love and expansive creation. I write because I like to see words flow and form on the page. I write as a mission. I write because I can, because I was made to write words. I share them publicly because some one or other at some time or another has claimed that these words encourage them. But mostly I write to encourage myself.

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