Andrea my heart goes out to you and how do you do it. Crying, helping others, wearing the color pink and you keep on moving. You are not alone you have us. There is really not much we can do but you know we are here. I wished I could take your pain away but I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers. I wish you all the very best
I don't know why you are going through all these sufferings because you are one of the nicest person I ever met. When such things happen to good people it only makes me believe in one thing...
'Life is unfair to fair people'
6 months ago
There is such sorrow in this piece but there is so much to love here about the way it was written. Because the metaphors are beautifully well done.
The first stanza represents anxiety and most of all sadness. I believe the last line was a stand out here, because it was a great way to tell the reader that you have been crying a lot.
The second stanza i believe represents your personality. Not that being stubborn is a bad thing at all, but its more like you won't let death take you away, you are pushing to live no matter the case, because you live in the city its a fight for survival.
The third stanza is the main part of the poem to me and the reason you are sad. But deeper than that, i feel a hint of anger towards other people because of lack of understanding. You feel like people don't understand.
The fourth stanza i love the most, because you give the reader a great image of who you are and what you like to wear. But this one is filled with anxiety and depression. I love the last line about your nails. Because it tells me that your anxiety is high enough that your nails feels it too.
In the last stanza there is a bit of hope here because you keep pushing through, even though your passion and happiness are lacking.
Overall i love this poem, because you expressed your feelings well. One subtle thing i love is the first line represents the rest of the poem because each stanza represents a different emotion.
aw Andrea. It's like living in a parallel universe isn't it. The trauma you're living with doesn't show on the outside to the uninformed eye and you're forced to act 'normal' when it feels like the last achievable thing on earth. My heart goes out to you x
Andrea, first off, hugs.. to make it through each day going through what you are dealing with requires a Herculean strength that your average person doesn't have the fortitude to do. To the casual observer you are just another person they pass on the street. To any one who knows you knows how shredded your heart is and is heartbroken right with you. Hugs my friend...
This heart-wrenching piece from Andrea tore me to the core. A painful description of trying to navigate life while the worst thing that could possibly happen is actually happening. It is every parent’s worst nightmare realised and the line “I’m not the only mother who aches so bad that her nails sting from anxiety” really expresses the visceral pain. Much love to you and Robyn and I hope P&Q helps you feel a little less alone x
Judging Comment - Ivory Scarf and Pink Sneakers by Maple Tree points 7 - here we have another episode in what seems like a nightmare yet instead it's someones real life and that life is someone so beautiful yet someone that has gone through so much rubbish recently and still holds their head up high and makes time to help others who she deems less fortunate than her, I really like Andreas spirit in this and the fact that she holds even herself together.