Poetry: The Last Time I’ll Write About You

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The Last Time I’ll Write About You

Dawn Lanuza

Rate: 3

The Last Time I’ll Write About You follows the rise and fall of a relationship from the perspective of a person who has already reached the end of the relationship so even from the very beginning the poems foreshadow the relationship’s demise. Like with any poetry collection, you can’t expect to like every poem in the collection. This is true when it comes to The Last Time I’ll Write About You. There were lines I liked here and there and some poems were better than others, but, for me, the collection wasn’t great poem after great poem. The following are a few lines I enjoyed from The Last Time I’ll Write About You:

“And you ask the world,

Why doesn’t it happen

To someone like you? …

You knew the answer:

It’s because you don’t let it.”

 

“When we parted

I’ve always wondered

How everyone else

Reminded me of you”

 

“Was I a secret not worth sharing

Or

Was I fact not worth telling?”

That’s What S/He Said Thursday #44

“No one’s happy with what they’ve got. You know how people with curly hair always want to have straight hair, and people with straight hair want curly hair? Funny like that. You’ve got a great bod.”

~ Kevin from The Jock and the Fat Chick by Nicole Winters

body-confidence

That’s What S/He Said Thursday #42

“Good thing she’s eighteen. Parental opinions on what she does with her life don’t really matter much at this point.”

~ Ben from November 9 by Colleen Hoover

 

 

 

 

 

*This doesn’t really apply to people like me who still live with their parent(s) after turning 18. My mom’s rules and opinions will continue to matter until I move out of her house.