Clearer Light



Writing is not an escape

Not an attempt to subside

It is the way I scrape

Deeper on the inside



It is not running from fears

But looking them in the eye

A way to understand tears

A chance to exhale a sigh



Introspection needed most

For the mind must not be blind

Visit with resident host

Hoping truer self to find



Searched for words a greater role

Then the penning of a line

Understanding how the soul

And the words I write entwine



It is no exhibition

Though I share the words I find

It is the definition

The knowing of my own mind



That the purpose of the pen

The nexus of why I write

In the hopes that I will then

See myself in clearer light




19 Responses to “Clearer Light”
  1. I love the truth exposed in this beautiful and eloquent poetic piece!

  2. Very nicely outlined the power of writing. Good work 😊

  3. Nima Mohan says:

    May you find yourself through writing πŸ™‚

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    The power of the written word knows no bounds.

  5. Still writing great poetry I see

  6. Jim Borden says:

    what a wonderful ode to why you write!

  7. YBP says:

    I LOVE THE LIGHT! ❀️ And that’s why I love you and your blog! Keep going for all that is true and bright! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«

  8. jupitergrant says:

    I love this. Such a beautiful sentiment, and that final stanza really resonates πŸ’– Gorgeous work, as always Brad.

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