Thrift store

Thrift store

A Poem by NebraskaHope
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A dedication to my ex's . After you've been worn and used.

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I remember that night I danced to Destiny 's child "I'm a survivor,
In my dorm as a college student pain streamed down my face as I encountered my first heartbreak
That moment became a national holiday of remembrance
A grand opening to my thrift store
I was used, torn and given back to the streets
My heart was worn and completely damaged
they put me on like a winter article and avoided me in spring

Twelve months later another individual leaned in and loved my fabric
Only thing, they didn't take care of it,
Cheating on me while at the club,
Throwing me in the washing machine when I should be dry cleaned,
Telling me lies, not being comfortable with saying I have HIV
I guess back to the thrift store I go
I refuse, simply disagree to be stuck in your closet,
Twelve months after incrusating testing and thanking God,

A particular someone liked my linen,
They took me off the shelf I wished to never return to again,
Very political, business suits and a casual type,
I just suspected they knew how to treat me right,
Very stern and passionate, they had a favorite shirt before
Guess I was just the rebound

Ten months later and I'm here
Back at the thrift store
Hanging on the rack behind the pretty trench coats
I've been worn but I'll keep you warm , my motto
A red tag for clearance and a warning for the next potential buyer
If you love my texture, don't send me back to the thrift store,
Don't break my used heart

© 2013 NebraskaHope


Author's Note

NebraskaHope
Was debating on writing this, very emotional and it does feel good to get this out though and move on...

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This is a deep poem. It takes a amazing talent to write out the thoughts you expressed in this piece. We are all worn and discarded at some point. The only thing we can hope for is that someone will cherish us and hold us a collectors item and never give us away. I am in awe of the mastery you showed in constructing this short piece. I will continue to read your poems and thoughts.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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NebraskaHope

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much that means alot eddie !



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very imaginative comparison, really clever and I love the thrift store idea, I had some kind of prejudice towards it when I read the title, but i'm glad I read it. Very well written!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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NebraskaHope

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much !
This is a deep poem. It takes a amazing talent to write out the thoughts you expressed in this piece. We are all worn and discarded at some point. The only thing we can hope for is that someone will cherish us and hold us a collectors item and never give us away. I am in awe of the mastery you showed in constructing this short piece. I will continue to read your poems and thoughts.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

NebraskaHope

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much that means alot eddie !
your poem here is very heart felt nebraska hope love the use of a metaphore's here :) you did this one impeccably it was very stark and lovely keep writing okay my friend

Posted 7 Years Ago


NebraskaHope

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much ! That really means alot ! thank you ! ! !
Powerful piece... this is the heart of a true writer. Giving such emotion to the world and using words as your vehicle. Well done, i applaud your strength displayed in this piece!

Posted 7 Years Ago


NebraskaHope

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much !

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