Another oldish one. I’m sharing the emotional poems at the moment, but then I guess that’s one of the best things about poetry; making words do pretty and clever things to help us deal with the experience of being human. I hope you enjoy this one. A tale of my favourite way to deal with heartbreak…
I wrote you. J R Manawa.
I wrote you a letter the other day.
A not-so-typical girl-letter.
It was romantic, funny, sad,
And then tragic.
I scribbled out my tears into ink,
And onto the page.
I told the story I wanted to share.
Making sure every line detailed the cut you left on my heart,
In perfect form.
Infinite beauty and striking pain.
Brutality, realism, life itself.
I know how to paint a story with words,
To show it was real to all who read.
And I know how to edit.
It was clear and concise,
It delivered with the eb and flow of truth.
Hooked you in, line and sinker.
I polished the tale some more.
Cut needless words, smoothed out each sentence.
When it was ready,
I deleted it.
And I wrote you out of existence.