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No Choice

Forcing the pen into my hand and the paper thrust at me, I had to write it.

I tried to pull away but could not break free from the compulsion.

The obsession.

The constant barrage of images, teasers, and daily prompts would not let me be.

My Taskmaster has me lying awake, sleepless nights, with verbiage arranged and rearranged in my head.

I’m helpless.

I have no choice but to write.

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Penny Wilson is an international 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.

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