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I'm Not Sorry

Give Me Spun Sugar

By Andrea Corwin Published 28 days ago 1 min read
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I'm Not Sorry
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~~I’m not sorry

my words are carefully chosen before spoken

~~ I’m not sorry for shouted words and wide gesticulations

must I, to be heard?

~~I’m not sorry for speaking the truth, even if in

Shouts

cotton balls, I want cotton balls, not

buttons you so easily push, still

my cotton balls would blot, block, and absorb

phrases spoken in critical or defensive words,

from the offensive position

~~Just a gentle poke in a puffball, please

not

the button-pushing finger

~~irritation will dissolve through a

soft tone of spun sugar, like

cotton candy,

not hard sour balls

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Andrea Corwin

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  • Katie Erdman26 days ago

    Wow! I love how powerful this poem is. What a beautiful way of expressing this.

  • The Dani Writer27 days ago

    An interesting and unusual array of sensory experiences set to poetic form. Work it!

  • Kodah28 days ago

    I loovee the way you structured this!! Incredibly done! Love your poem! 💌❣

  • Murali28 days ago

    I can also relate to this poem sometimes. I hope you're okay☺️.

  • John Cox28 days ago

    Wow! This an intense and well-wrought poem, Andrea! I felt it in my bones!

  • "~~Just a gentle poke in a puffball, please not the button-pushing finger ~~irritation will dissolve through a soft tone of spun sugar, like cotton candy, not hard sour balls" These were my favourite lines. Hope you're doing okay. Sending you lots of love and hugs ❤️

  • Shirley Belk28 days ago

    I like the thought of cotton balls as a buffer!

  • Loved your poem!

  • Well said… as always! ‘I’m not sorry my words are carefully chosen before spoken ~~ I’m not sorry for shouted words and wide gesticulations must I, to be heard?’ Cotton ball soft words… so much better than hard, harsh ones. I loathe conflict, but sadly, it happens 🥺. Hopefully the air has cleared!

  • Loved this! The last line was especially cool! ⚽️⚽️

  • D.K. Shepard28 days ago

    Wow, this is so good! Such a well woven contrast of sweet and seething. I loved the lines/role you crafted with the cotton balls!

  • Michelle Liew28 days ago

    And yes, we all need a lesson in anger management. Well-said Andrea, need this today.

  • angela hepworth28 days ago

    Such a great and unique way to shape a thoughtful metaphor! Loved this!

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