time

time

A Poem by Molly Garnet

and finally
one morning
she woke up
and didn’t miss him anymore
and she put cream and sugar in her coffee
instead of tears
she went to a bookstore by herself
and read the last chapter
of seventy-six novels
she threw away the cigarettes
and poured the red wine down the sink
she walked to a local café
ate lunch alone
and paid the tab for a stranger
while window shopping
she found herself staring at every pink sundress
so she bought three
and replaced the dark rags in her closet
that night
she watched the sunset from her roof
and it became a prayer
she drank vanilla tea before going to sleep
and never again did she miss him.

© 2014 Molly Garnet



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yes...great story with nothing extra needed and NOTHING left out...Brilliant

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Oh my goodness thank you thank you thank you
You have a very good story telling ability to tell a story that is vague but however descriptive and I very much appreciate your style. It was a good poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Thank you so very much!
Dear Molly,

"Time" has the tendency to heal old wounds. The realism behind such potent writing has preserved the act of moving on. Her mind seems settled in the daily activities of routine. Recovery is an otherwise uplifting notion, and I am pleased to hear hope that is intertwined in the piece. I, for one thought the formatting of the poem helped the reader focus on the vital aspects of the poem. The images that stuck out for me was the visit to the bookstore. Subjectively, it is the one place where the mind can wonder into a narrative and return willingly.

Nice work, my friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Wow, thank you so much for that thoughtful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem!
Vria P Crow

4 Years Ago

You are very welcome, dear.
I love this poem of survival and recovery from love's loss....what a great uplifting read, thanks for sharing Molly.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

You're welcome, my pleasure.
It's amazing how you convey such strong feelings in everyday events and chores. People often forget that's where everything starts with.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

It's so true, when you feel like you've hit rock bottom, being able to perform everyday chores is a .. read more
you drew me in !
Definitely a poem that i recommend that every heartbroken woman should read.


Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Ohh my gosh thank you :)
A bold and liberating write, thoroughly enjoyed!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

I'm so glad to hear that, thank you!
Awesome poem from beginning to end. Not surprised to see it made the popular list.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

It made the popular list?! Ahh thank you for that info and for the lovely review!
Relic

4 Years Ago

No problem.
Incredible, 19 and ordinary shut up. haha, this is excellent writing, even with the lack of structure. I do have some suggestions, try to write in a more eloquent manner for example.

She drank vanilla tea
before going to sleep,
never did she miss him again.

just a thought otherwise excellent writing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much
Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

I've actually submitted poetry to your journal before so some of it might sound familiar :)
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DJ
I can relate to this piece, it takes real bravery and moments of madness, a lot of sadness and anger to be able to move on from a relationship. You have written beautifully, capturing the freedom felt when finally you can leave it all behind. A well penned write, I enjoyed every line.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Molly Garnet

4 Years Ago

Thank you, I think that relief from finally overcoming a painful experience is universal. Thank you .. read more
DJ

4 Years Ago

Yes it is, sadly though, some don't recover as well as others.

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