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Out of Darkness, I Write

Out of Darkness, I Write

A Poem by Debbie Barry
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A poem about being a blind author, and using writing to respond to my blindness.

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I was losing myself;

I was losing my mind;

I was losing it all

In the Darkness;

But then came a light

To save me �"

From the darkness,

I had to write.


© 2017 Debbie Barry



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Debbie Barry
Please ignore typos. First reactions appreciated.

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This is a simple true statement about writing. I like the way you SHOW instead of tell, which is the first rule of good writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Ooops! I missed the part about you being blind! Just read your profile & now this piece comes to live even more. But even without that challenge, your words speak the truth of writers with sight or without!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Margie! (((hugs back))) I'm so glad the poem worked for you BEFORE you knew the back story.. read more



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Short, simple and true to form. This is a very brief but accurate description of what writing is :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Hanabi. Short works best for my poetry. My stories are where my writing gets longer. I'm .. read more
Writing is a gift to the creative mind. With a pen, we can run down a field, climb a mountain, walk through a city, fly through the air, or simply explain the warmth of a blanket if that's what we are feeling.

I'm glad you are able to write. Do it for as long a you can. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Relic! You're so very right, and I plan to write for as long as I possibly can. I love wri.. read more
That's also my case. Funny thing is when i write more about positive aspects of life even i don't too much have them. They start come in to my life like some kind of magic. Writing words can be very powerful. Thank you very much for writing this. Very true and beautiful expressed .

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

M W

9 Months Ago

Yes they do.
Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much!
M W

9 Months Ago

You welcome and thank you too.
This is a simple true statement about writing. I like the way you SHOW instead of tell, which is the first rule of good writing (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Ooops! I missed the part about you being blind! Just read your profile & now this piece comes to live even more. But even without that challenge, your words speak the truth of writers with sight or without!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Margie! (((hugs back))) I'm so glad the poem worked for you BEFORE you knew the back story.. read more
The writing gave you something hope, and you are good at it!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Diane!
Everyone needs something to do--I know that. And for those like us who're driven to create, the need is especially strong. Your poem perfectly displays what salvation the writing is to you. A double benefit is that others get to enjoy it, too.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Samuel!
So glad you have your writing, Debbie, to bring light to the darkness!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

Thanks, Wendy! I am, too. It's been my therapy. I fear it's becoming my obsession.
Wendy Seames Garner

9 Months Ago

Not bad, as far as obsessions go.
Debbie Barry

9 Months Ago

No, you're right about that!

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Added on October 25, 2017
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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI



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I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..

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