Natasha Grabau (Undomesticated Poet) believes in those healing words. Words that can comfort, advice and push you in the right direction. She shared her thoughts in her poem Healing words.
In this poem, Natasha shares the thoughts of someone who is suffering from heartbreak. She feels the need to use a correction fluid named Tipp-Ex. This has been the friend of many people throughout the years. Especially those who used a typewriter used this correction fluid very often. Nowadays, computers make sure that you don’t need Tipp-Ex anymore. In her poem, she feels the need to use this fluid, to hide what has gone wrong on paper. It masks her pain and will not show her heart.
She feels the need to delete what she thinks no longer fits her. These aren’t those healing words. These are the painful memories of what has gone wrong or a past that you might want to forget about.
I use words to heal my wounds
As my heart just wails its way
The ink leaves on the papers white
is how my heart bleeds after a fight
The scratch the tip makes on the carbon
Adds a new scar to my gashed heart
Though tipp-ex may right the wrong of ink
There’s none so bright to right my heart
The X’s and cuts and lines across
Delete the words that do not match
But oh why not delete the grey,
The grey memories I so regret.
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