Nail On the Wall

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This poem is about trying to overcome the feeling of being abandoned. It's about resiliency.

Nail on the wall,

Showing where the picture used to be.

The picture I couldn't shake.

The image of that empty nail so clear in my mind.

Now, the picture gone,

I go back to the spot where it was,

Trying to force it back to the way it used to be.

I guess I'll never let go, will I?

But how can I?

I doubt many people have.



Memories come back,

They come back when I don't want them to.

So inopportune.

I shake my head,

Jumbling my thoughts,

Forcing the dark ones away...

I let out a puff of wind,

Leaving a cloud of white dangling in the cold air.



Somehow stronger.

Nail on the wall,

Surfacing the memory.

That little piece of metal,

So empty,

So alone...

I grab it,

Observe it as if it had some still-hidden secret...

Finally, I throw it out the window,

Closing my eyes so I don't see where it lands,

Afraid I'll chase after it...

Submitted: June 23, 2012

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So simple, so captivating ... and a defenestrated nail. I understand exactly why you didn't watch. Well written!

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 4:35am


Thank you very very much :) i worked very hard to 'perfect' it :)

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 1:42pm


like the metaphor. unusual and interesting! liked it.

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 7:43am


thank you, I even surprised myself :D

Sat, June 23rd, 2012 1:35pm

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