The Newspaper

I thought I had left that room empty,
Soul beared, torn indignantly.
Fragile and coiled cold.
Outpoured the bottle
Truth told.

Each footstep away
Courage guarded.
The door closed behind me that final time
Not to revisit at any time

Your head rose from your paper
Look just the beautiful same
Not a shred of difference
Had in my memory remained?

Our eyes met,
Mine bleeding with pain
For the need of some response from you,
Not hate and blame.

Another door closes
Ushered away from your blank gaze.
Your head folded back into your paper
The chance had passed.

Each step away, aching
The memory of your face
It was now I felt empty,
Eyes in frosted glaze,
tear filled face.

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To my brother

There is power in being able to express something emotive through art and let it go, I find it’s this that keeps me engaged in using art to grow and heal…

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  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 3 years ago

    Great writing,I could feel and share the pain and need for acceptance just as one is as I read. Thank you for sharing. I can relate to what you are saying and this is wonderfully powerful writing that communicates in a person to person way. I see you are new to Redbubble. Welcome to you.

  • Thank you so much George. You have related beautifully to what I have written and the emotions invested with it, I am a newbie and a novice… this will be my fourth day and I am just finding my feet.

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    This is FANTASTIC writing! Completely had me drawn in with every thought, emotion and word jumping off the page! Peace and love be with you always, Lisa =) XO

  • Thank you Lisa so much and may peace and love be with you always too

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • oema
    oemaover 3 years ago

    oh goodness… you convey powerful emotions in your writing… it is heart wrenching. good work. nice to meet you here.

  • Thank you so much dab for your time to read and your wonderful comment. This was hard to write, a hard, hard moment for me to reflect upon. Thank you so much for coming over here.

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 3 years ago

    Raw and real and relevant to healing the pain

  • Thank you so much indeed for your wonderful comment ;)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    so perfectly written, you’ve conveyed indifference so well. Your imagery has given me shivers.

  • That’s a great word for it Lisa… perfectly fits. Bless you… shivers, it was an awful day, just awful x

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 3 years ago

    this is how i would like to express and gosh you are a great writer with love and respect always Normaje

  • Normaje you are so wonderful, thank you so much – your comments are always treasured :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    To be so talented to convey that a pivotal moment of being on the same page yet it died in the arms of yesterday’s news….. There is talent pushing this out and a beautiful emotion from a heart that heals me thinks…xx

  • AT you feel as you absorb so brilliantly, and your comment is much appreciated on this piece. I hope the healing comes around soon, my best dear friend xx

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so very much indeed! Yikes, this is an honour – Thank you so very much for the feature of this piece Red :)

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • David Mowbray
    David Mowbrayover 3 years ago

    Im sure your brother remembers it exactly the same. Perfectly conveyed.

  • Thank you for stopping by this piece David and welcome here. Your reflection on this piece means a great deal to me, thank you so much x

    – Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 3 years ago

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