Comments : Recovery

  • 1 month ago

    by Kate

    For this line “You were the only one who wanted to be my side every day”, I think you need to add a “by” before “my” but other than that, I love the emotion in this.

    You shift from sad, to lonely, to desperate to finally reminding yourself of what you want to do with this experience rather than let it consume you.

    I like the nod to the poem title at the ending. Well done!

    • 1 month ago

      by Milton

      Aw, thanks so much! I fixed the little typo too. Thanks for that! =) I'm really glad you enjoyed the way I told the story here. About how it started off bad but instead of letting it consume me I want to find a way out. I'm so glad you liked the nod to the title at the end too! =) Thanks Kate!

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This seemed so reminiscent of a dystopian world, or waking up and trying to process the destruction of one's homeland, and the question of staying or forging a new path into the unknown. That can definitely be terrifying. I also felt a reflection on staying where we are at, in the comfort of memories, instead of dealing with a reality we may not prepared for. But you're determined, and hopeful, and I especially like the "one day at a time" as that is solid advice and sometimes, all we can do in the moment. It's interesting what "recovery" means to each person, and how it may be unique to them, and a way forward and through instead of staying in the past. The remnants of this person made me think maybe your "old" self, before trauma and obstacles, and that part of you is no longer present. Now, you have to cope. Or maybe it was about another individual, how grieving them means acceptance. You know there is more out there and you can still keep their memory alive.

    I enjoyed this a lot, keep writing!

    • 1 month ago

      by Milton

      Awesome thanks so much for your comment! I really appreciate the way you took the poem apart and enjoyed it so much! Yeah, it's interesting that there's many ways to go about recovery and that it's always a good thing to shoot for. It's better for everyone. I really appreciated your comment! Thanks!