valentine poem

February 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm (Uncategorized)


the image haunts me unexpectedly
intermittently
when I catch sight of it
though it does not bring tears to my eyes
like the first time
a bruised child
trying to make sense of everything
gone wrong
a careless parody of teenage love-hearts
with names entwined
this one is broken
brutally torn apart
the words mum and dad
irreparably separated

Linking back to ‘The Poetry Bus’ driven this week by The Bug

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