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Unpacking ~ A #NaPoWriMo Poem


I wrote this yesterday (25th April) after spending a lot of the day sorting through bags and boxes of stuff from when I was 16 through university and up to breaking up with the Small’s father. It was a surreal kind of day with lots of emotions floating around and both happy and sad memories brought back up. I found all sorts including a memory card from my phone with my first photos of Tori after she was born and Arthur’s name band from hospital when he was born. At the end of the day, this poem is what I came up with:

Unpacking

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Words that I meant with every cell,

Secrets I swore I would never tell.

Photographs with sad little smiles,

Photographs with belly laughs.

Stories I wrote down years ago,

Forgot and just picked back up.

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Scraps of paper filled with hurt,

A crumpled tiny baby shirt,

Three odd socks and a green toothbrush,

A broken pen, a lost notebook.

Stories I wrote down years ago,

Forgot and just picked back up.

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A teddy bear layered with dust,

A few loose screws starting to rust,

Half a best-friend necklace,

A Valentines card, tear-stained;

Stories I wrote down years ago,

Forgot and just picked back up,

Brushed them down, kissed them goodbye,

Made my peace and wrote ‘The End’.

©Carole H Holland April 2013

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