Familiarity

Familiarity

A Poem by Rose Kim

I sometimes wonder if you ever wrote songs 
about me the way I wrote about you.
If you ever felt the same way 
after the things we have been through. 
Did you see me in familiar things or random places?
The same way I saw you in picture frames and drive-thrus. 
Till this day I’m still trying to forget you. 
But then I smell a scent from a passing stranger 
with the same cologne as yours 
and I knew I still wasn't over you. 

© 2019 Rose Kim


Author's Note

Rose Kim
When letting go is easier said than done.

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Letting go is like trying to pull an arrow out of you leg; you don't want to, it's hard, but you have to.

Posted 5 Days Ago


Past loves
Just the simplest of things bring back the memories - after a while, the memories do not return so often

Posted 1 Week Ago


It takes time

I know what you mean so well

Posted 1 Week Ago


Poignant is the word for this sad poem. Thank you. It is lovely. Soft and gentle. Could be longer.
Marie-Louise


Posted 1 Week Ago


Rose Kim

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for the feedback Marie -Louise.
Overall, this is strong writing with purpose & vision, everything stated convincingly, with details & imagery to show instead of tell. There's a tiny bit of the "ordinary" about your writing, which I both like & dislike. At first, I wanted to say nothing about this, becuz I do like the overall feeling of how your thoughts & feelings are organic & honest & reflect the average way most people feel. But as poets, we must be mindful that these simple sentiments have been poetically expressed millions of times in millions of ways. So a detail like "his cologne" is seen as cliche in this context, for me. There are dozens of details that I love smelling on another person whom I love to smell. Try finding a detail that's bright & unexpected! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


Rose Kim

1 Week Ago

Thank you for the feedback Margie.

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Added on December 3, 2019
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Rose Kim
Rose Kim

Australia



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