Writing Through – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lilian is hosting Prosery and inviting us to use the line “Reading what I have just written, I now believe.” from Louise Gluck’s work ‘Afterward.’ dVerse Poets – Prosery

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“Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can become.” Sandra Marinella

Writing Through

My heart was pounding, I was ready to burst, I would spill over, I would be consumed in my emotion. An all consuming anger possessed me. Why did he say that and in such a tone? Why did he look at me that way? I just wanted to fire back and level the field, but the words wouldn’t come and I felt everyone’s eyes. I felt isolated in this moment of exposure, so naked before the world. I said nothing then, but I resolved to journal and reflect later.

Reading what I have just written, I now believe that I was lost in reactive feeling. I know I experience grief as a strange land, but this surprised me. The death of those close stirs the heart in ways beyond the rational moments imagined. Strange how writing and reflecting can so simply offer opportunity of transformation.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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33 responses to “Writing Through – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully worded. Thoroughly enjoyed this piece!

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  2. Writing your way out of blind anger. A good theme and well executed.

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  3. Thank you for posting. Those last two lines are extremely powerful!

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  4. Tom

    It is so true. I find myself being reactive a lot. Then later, once the dust has settled and I have my journal open, I realize how less important that reaction is and should have been. I always vow to do better. Great post and helpful.

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  5. I think that writing about something is the best way to cope with any adversity.

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  6. I sometimes find writing useful for rationalising my emotions, but even more useful is that same raw emotion, either recorded or remembered, used as the basis for writing.

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  7. sanaarizvi

    Writing certainly helps us to reflect afterwards, yes! 💝

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  8. Beverly Crawford

    This well describes something I’ve done many times. The words that refuse to come when needed, spill onto a page and don’t become negative baggage to carry. It’s often as if anger has been purged.

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  9. such descriptive thoughts and feelings.. Love this last line Paul “Strange how writing and reflecting can so simply offer opportunity of transformation” ❤️Cindy.

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  10. It’s interesting to see the reaction and the reflection on the reaction juxtaposed.

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  11. The last two lines are very powerful too. Michael

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  12. Amy

    I, too, love the last line. Reading beautiful your words help your readers to feel the transformation. Thank you, Paul.

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