A Poem by Katrina Mckeown

I picked up the parts
when you left me
tired, battered
and broken
throughout every
thread every vein
I vowed you would
never again .

And your name
I have added
to a list of all
the things I have
survived these
years and I
noted it

© 2020 Katrina Mckeown

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i picked/I vowed/i have added. this poem is inspirational because the narrator has realized that through their own actions they can change their own situation! names can be quite powerful things but to add one to a list of things survived is to affirm that one has conquered it. barely noted or a lot, what matters is that the narrator has taken a new breath of life. the process of rebirth has begun, which means ending old relationships to people, the world, or whatever else, to begin new ones. thank you for sharing this moment with us :)

Posted 7 Months Ago

Katrina Mckeown

7 Months Ago

Thank-you for your insightful review.
Kind regards Katrina
This is the kind of poem where the narrator sounds like he/she is trying to swear off someone, but it isn't coming out as sounding very convincing. I would predict that this narrator will likely be thinking about this heartbreaker within six seconds of finishing that last line saying it's "barely noted"! Yeah, right! I love when a poem comes across as ironic like this & which shows us fighting our human foibles (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago

An apt title. Not all memories are good of course but unfortunately they are part of who we are...they make us if not better, then maybe a wee bit wiser. Better able to deal with the next choice.

A good write Katrina

Posted 8 Months Ago

Katrina Mckeown

8 Months Ago

Thank-you for your kind words Ted.
and hopefully it is a list of discarded memories.


Posted 8 Months Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

8 Months Ago

Thank-you j and yes definitely discarded. :)

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Added on March 21, 2020
Last Updated on March 21, 2020


Katrina Mckeown
Katrina Mckeown

West Lothian , United Kingdom

I try to write inspirational poetry....short poems mainly... though I do write other light hearted stuff too...I have just started writing again recently and I hope most of you will view and honestly .. more..


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