Repeat Offenders

by Hannah Lizette   Nov 29, 2014

Just like you, I'm imprisoned.

Cornered by the collection
of love stamped with
apologies and transported
by messenger.

Together, we tally the days;
you carve groups of fives
into the stone beside your
bunk each night as I mark
a slant through the calender
each morning.

We promised never again -
you would not return to
a routine of fallacious habits
and I would not welcome you
at your next homecoming.

You would always be a
prisoner of the past
while I am a
prisoner of the future.

My heart is held captive,
confined by the walls you
helped me build,
only to tear down...again.

We're repeat offenders -
love is a prison you can
never escape.

*club challenge - round 1

Copyright 2014: Hannah K.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Excellent rhythm - really well written.

  • 6 years ago

    by cassie hughes

    I love what you did with this challenge piece. Such a different take on the theme and so emotional. You always leave me in awe of your talent.

  • 6 years ago

    by Karla

    Lovely piece!

  • 6 years ago

    by BlueJay

    This is a very unique use of the challenge prompt but it definitely leaves its mark on the audience. Excellent job Hannah.

  • 6 years ago

    by CuteThingsGoneWrong

    I think your very clever at manipulating the prompt into something that your comfortable writing which i think is a skill in its own! I dont know if thats just you challenging yourself or what but I do enjoy your works and how you bring a big part of you to every piece you write.

    The theme of love i thought i was odd, but you nailed it better then most of the other prompts! Gorgeous in my opinion and the creativity of bringing it all together, and the simplicity of the feel, surpassed most of my expectations but that seems to be your trademark in a lot of the poetry ive read from you.

    Guess I'll know better next time :3

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