Y

by Hannah Lizette   Oct 29, 2013


A letter that
illustrates not
only words, but
wraps its arms
around your emotions
and simply asks,
y?

It's that fork in
the road that
leaves you puzzled
and unsure if you
should just turn
around and go back
home where you can
safely snuggle against
rueful thoughts.

And it's the
empty wine glass
that you continuously
rim with your finger,
pondering if you should
sip one more glass or
down the whole damn
bottle.

The wishbone that donates
hope and ultimately shifts into
an indian giver by crushing
your hallucination of
happiness.

I continue to interrogate
this simple letter,
pleading for an answer...

only for it to snigger
and ask me the same
question in return.

Copyright 2013: Hannah K.

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  • 3 years ago

    by Fear2love

    I can feel the passion in this poem. And the care you put into this. I enjoy reading this work of art.

  • 3 years ago

    by LittleMsPink

    I love this one

  • 3 years ago

    by Midnight Sky

    Love this felt every word best poem yet

  • 3 years ago

    by Jenni Marie

    Judging comment:

    This is such a well written poem as well as very creative. I love it how you were able to create such meaningful words out of a simple letter, and although the letter Y represents different things each time, all of the stanzas and their ideas seem to be incredibly well connected. It takes an incredible skill to be able to come up with a poem like this, extremely well done, it's really a pleasure to have the chance to read such poems. I just adore the imagery and visuals that Hannah creates throughout this and this was really a breath of fresh air to read. I really enjoyed this and thought that it was incredibly unique and well written.

  • 3 years ago

    by Britt

    Judging comments:

    Clever! It drives me nuts when people just write "Y" and I let go of that pet peeve to appreciate the art of your poem here. I thought this piece was really interesting, clever and unique. It has a few cliches (fork in the road for example), but it has a lot of new ideas rolled into it. I love the part about the wishbone donating hope - great use of 'donate' there. This poem is another poem highlighted this week that is very relatable - it's just one of those things we all do - ask why? Why do things happen? Sometimes it does seem like life is playing a sick joke and comes back with slaps in the face.. but I love that there is also a slight sense of hope in this poem. This is really awesome