Untitled Poem

13 Jun

I still remember that day
With a strange, bitter clarity
Six years to the day
I doubt you remember as well as I

These are the same hands
You tied up
These are the same eyes
Which were too afraid to cry
This is the same voice
Which has always been too afraid to speak.

I still remember that day
Staring at the faded blue curtains
At the chewing gum walked into the floor
For something to focus on.

And you… you who thought you owned me
You, who thought you destroyed me.
You, the man who broke me.
…I still remember that day

(c) 2006.

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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in Poetry


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20 responses to “Untitled Poem

  1. WyomingDiva

    June 14, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Oh, this brought to mind memories of my own past. Well written!

  2. Reflections

    June 14, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Powerful read… held by a strong voice and a strong heart. You captured well those moments and it’s feelings.

  3. bendedspoon

    June 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    well written. intense emotion. hugggs :)

  4. Laurie Kolp

    June 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Powerful and real…

  5. tigerbrite

    June 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hurt and loss so well expressed.

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      June 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

      Thank you. I debated with myself whether to include this poem, but figured that poetry isn’t about subject, it’s about the words.

  6. Jingle

    June 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    stunning expression of wounds/sadness.
    poem on.

    Happy Potluck!

  7. charlesmashburn

    June 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Almost too real. Makes me mad! Well done!

  8. liv2write2day

    June 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

    This chilled me to the bone. Well-rendered poem.

  9. mindlovemisery

    June 16, 2011 at 11:17 am

    This is so sad clenches your heart beautifully done and powerful imagery

  10. liv2write2day

    June 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Courageous lady, I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring your poem as Poem of the Week on Jingle Poetry Potluck. It will be posted this evening at 6 PM PDT. I admire your talent and ability to take life’s challenges and challenge them into creativity. I can understand you wanting to remain anonymous but if there’s anything about yourself you’d like our poetry community to know, please e-mail me. Blessings to you. Victoria

    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      June 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Thank you very, very much; I’m somewhat overwhelmed by this. I love what you’ve written, and it really does mean a lot that this poem in particular has been chosen. Again, thank you.

  11. khariscourtney

    October 13, 2011 at 1:58 am

    I like this poem very much. I’ve been looking around your site and I’m glad you have this as an outlet. Keep on writing; keep on healing.

  12. halfwaybetweenthegutter

    October 13, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Thank you very much for looking around and commenting! It’s a fantastic outlet; I never thought it would become my own personal counsellor. It helps me work out my problems, they always make more sense when I’ve written them down. Just knowing somebody is reading is motivation for me to carry on.


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