Comments : crumple this up after you're done reading

  • 7 months ago

    by Sai

    Oh wow. This is beautifully written!

  • 7 months ago

    by Em

    This is very nostalgic and well written too

  • 7 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Very nostalgic and beautiful at the same time.

  • 7 months ago

    by Justen Smith

    This really struck a chord, the importance of letting go to prevent you own self being stunted.

  • 7 months ago

    by BlueJay

    Congratulations on the win, Friend. This piece shares resonance with me as well, and I'd love to say more, but I'm afraid it'd turn into a rant instead.

    As always, excellent, thank you for penning.

  • 5 months ago

    by Britt

    Judging comment: What a nostalgic poem that definitely took a turn. I thought for sure this was going to be a poem about love, lost love, and it still can be pulled that way overall. I loved the imagery and the idea of stitching together something that would create your own comfort. Sometimes we have to do that when we're abandoned and alone - create our own comfort, and to create something thick and strong and enough to yank on. I love that thought. The ending was heartbreaking and very relatable to me, years are generally unkind to hurting people, you can read the pain all of their face, in their age and wrinkles and time. Beautifully written, although incredibly painful memories. Absolutely love the title, too. It was a toss-away. These moments, memories, don't matter so much more than the healing that comes from writing.