Red Ink on Red Line :Take me somewhere: Writers Challenge.

Sharing "Red Inking While Red Lining" @L.A. Inner City Arts " Open Mic "

Train Wreck of a Day

Writers Challenge
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Red Inking While Red Lining

Red Ink on the red line i am on this train to a land i may not return. My day is trumped with hit after hit on my confidence. I keep getting shot down when I attempt to grasp on to my dreams. I need a job but i keep getting laid off. So now I'm feeling like I should jump in front of this train to end this pain that I'm feeling but instead I use this red pen and ink my salvation instead of giving in to this thought of everything being at it's end. So I'm " RED INKING ON THE RED LINE. "


Red Lining

Days may get cloudy but the sunshine does return.
Days may get cloudy but the sunshine does return. | Source

On the train with a notepad and my favorite ink pen

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Red Ink

  • I got to red ink this. My thoughts of a broken surgically repaired man.
  • The turn out hasn't been,
  • Bionic like Steve Austin.
  • Appreciation for this physical shell, having first hand knowledge of losing bits and pieces of me. Lost the ability,
  • To take a good hit.
  • I'm damaged not broken mentally or spiritually, but I've come close to it.
  • The mind is powerful able to travel beyond what we see.
  • Hypnosis or simply while one is asleep.
  • Sometimes I want to stay in the mode of sleep.
  • cause when I awaken,
  • To the paths I've taken.
  • Where potential is achin'
  • Or lost.
  • Ambition is years from what I can remember.
  • Still paying the cost.
  • Still when I've lost or I feel lost I get inspired by struggles I've surrendered and others have overcome.
  • I've succumbed to struggles that have created a desire to warn.
  • But who can I warn?
  • Accept those who still have a chance to fight or run.
  • Decisions early at the beginning, baby hair fine.
  • Concerning the time.
  • Molds a better vision for baby hair fine maturing to full growth now is thinning,
  • Elderly and wise.
  • My warning:
  • Of self doubt prevailing.
  • Welcoming the demise.
  • My warning:
  • Of self-esteem fleeing like a breath exhaling.
  • The state of our minds will be the reason one is excelling.
  • Also the reason some are dwelling,
  • In depths of misery wishing to be forgotten.
  • Where the mind is rotting,
  • Or rotten.
  • Pleasure not even a thought.
  • Joy has gotten to be too painful to think of.
  • This is my warning when one is on the brink of.
  • Giving into that edge.
  • Let positive words of wisdom be the wedge,
  • keeping doors open and opportunities in our lives become full fledged.
  • Take a pledge,
  • take an oath
  • To stay positive and allow those thoughts to provoke.
  • The change and spark the hope,
  • that saves us from the end of the rope,
  • or the fall from the ledge.
  • Suicide is not the answer.
  • Self-esteem can be reclaimed.
  • Your soul can be redeemed.
  • This is a message from my suicidal brain.
  • Writing has become the reason I persist.
  • The reason why.
  • I
  • Still exist!

Red Lining

The sky with no limits the highway of life so tremendous.
The sky with no limits the highway of life so tremendous. | Source
The pen is my guardian Angel revealing the light in my soul, allowing it to shine when it seems darkness is prevailing.
The pen is my guardian Angel revealing the light in my soul, allowing it to shine when it seems darkness is prevailing. | Source

Red Inking on Red Line

  • Red inking while red lining,

  • Filtering and refining,

  • My thoughts are inclining

  • Toward isolating on an island

  • That is sinking.

  • My own thinking!

  • Saying " give up "

  • Look at that rope.

  • I need to write.

  • My mind replies, " Please Don't! "

  • Inking my salvation.

  • Printing true evaluations,

  • Of how senseless

  • No matter how relentless.

  • These attacks

  • My pen is my weapon to combat.

  • Filtering my comeback.

  • Strategies revealing my true path.

  • Creating a new laugh.

  • As I see the new graph.

  • Illustrations of my peaks and valleys.

  • Like a computer scanning.

  • Alt-ctrl-del

  • Click- end task or end process.

  • Shutdown and restart

  • My writing is my minds task manager

  • Keeping my performance in check.


14 comments

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Jodah 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, very different but thought provoking. I am amazed by all the totally unique responses to this challenge. Voted up.


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10.ABDUL 23 months ago from 90037 Author

Thank you


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Elsie Hagley 23 months ago from New Zealand

Read from the beginning to the end. Very different from the others I have read, but held my attention to the end. Amazing how a photo can bring out some many interesting stories. Thank.


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ubrish 23 months ago from Pakistan(Asia)

you wrote totally different from others articles.....its really amazing.


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10.ABDUL 23 months ago from 90037 Author

@urbish thank you I'm feeling full from your genuine reaction thank you so much it feels like I'm being truly accepted and appreciated thank you.


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cam8510 23 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Abdul, This is creative writing. Loved it from beginning to end. Red inking while red lining. That is awesome. Voted up and sharing.


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Mel Carriere 23 months ago from San Diego California

Beautiful words, beautiful rhymes. Don't give up hope on your dreams, I am fifty and I'm still trying. Great hub.


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annart 22 months ago from SW England

What a superb response to this challenge! I too am amazed at the different responses but this is remarkable. Writing to keep oneself alive - wonderful!

Well done indeed! Up ++


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10.ABDUL 22 months ago from 90037 Author

Thank you writing is why I persist the reason why I still exist


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10.ABDUL 22 months ago from 90037 Author

Writing to keep oneself alive


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10.ABDUL 22 months ago from 90037 Author

I like that


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10.ABDUL 22 months ago from 90037 Author

Video added of open mic @LAInnercityarts


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Loreva13 22 months ago from El Paso, TX

Awesome response and creative! Very intriguing material!


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10.ABDUL 22 months ago from 90037 Author

@loreva13 thank you for thinking of awesome when you were reading my piece you and all of the hub pages community my confidence is building.

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