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A Different Outcome

I keep looking 
for a different 
to my past  

My heart doesn't 
the memories 
I relive  

The self inflicted 
don't resolve 

I shake my head 
in disbelief  

I'm taught 
I'm forgiven
If He can forgive 
why can't I

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Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

23 thoughts on “A Different Outcome

      1. I follow hundreds of blogs. More than I can possibly keep up with. I decided that I can only follow more new blogs if I feel that something that I read on their blog strikes me as extraordinary with subject matter that I want to follow. Sorry.


  1. This is a lovely poem, Penny. I can feel the sadness in your words. I hope you’re okay. However, I’m aware that I tend to think my blogging friends are referring to themselves and their feelings in their writing like I do, but poetry, in particular, doesn’t have to be directly about that person. Forgive me if I have assumed wrongly. Hugs Xx 🤗💕


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