Comments : I'm the Poem

  • 5 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Upon my arm I wear my heart
    Its tears run red, my grief runs fast.
    Each time I drag the blade across
    I walk a step closer to loss.

  • 5 years ago

    by Brenda

    Damn Andrea! Powerful, punch in the gut writing...amazing!

  • 5 years ago

    by Chelo

    Wow that is so deep!

  • 5 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I'm so glad you are a living poem, and this speaks of a great depth of hurt and pain, but that you are able to let it go through poetry and hopefully not carry such a heavy burden.

    Love you lots!

  • 5 years ago

    by Michael

    Our lives in poetry never stops Andrea, so keep writing lady with your heart and soul :)x

  • 5 years ago

    by Jamie

    Congrats on the win

  • 5 years ago

    by Reelo


  • 5 years ago

    by Sive Klaas

    " I'm a living poem "

    what a beautiful poem!

  • 5 years ago


    This poem captured my attention. Very revealing which I'm sure was not easy.

  • 5 years ago

    by Obscure

    Tragically beautiful poem. I especially liked the lines:
    "I walk around like nothing
    bothers me, and yet I think
    about a cliff on top of a hill
    somewhere." so sad and yet truthful.
    I think you have a very open style of writing that can be really difficult to post. Congrats on the win!

  • 5 years ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Judge's Comment:

    A powerful write that encompasses the struggles endured during depression, “I’m the Poem” brings together the actions, the feelings, and the thoughts of a person struggling with depression- relatable and honest with every word. The personification of poetry into a person is a beautiful tool used to make the reader aware that the poetry created by Maple Tree is conceived by a struggle within, as pretty as they may be. The second verse particularly struck a chord with me, its words and sentiments revealing that the happiest, most laughter-filled people oft are the ones with the pain-filled hearts and the tears you can’t/won’t see. Wonderful write.