Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tattoo

might have been a childish thing to do
but I threw away all my pictures of you
trashed all the letters that you sent
box and all, the whole content
ticket stubs from our first date
I remember how I couldn’t wait
the birthday cards, little love notes,
all the poems you ever wrote
every gift you ever gave
there’s nothing that I want to save
nothing left to remind me of you
but my memories and this damn tattoo

6 comments:

  1. This is so heart-breaking to me, I really don't like the idea of love souring.

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  2. so cool words.
    so powerful emotions.
    perfectly composed.
    Cheers.

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  3. This poem spoke to me, all except the part about the tattoo. Emotions were expressed well also.

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  4. building up the bitterness knocking it sour with the final pun line. Nice writing

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  5. Hmmm...do I sense a little pent-up hostility and anger in this? And that's exactly why they say never get anyone's name inked on you!! Great expression in this Charlie. Cleverly written.

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