Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Road Alone, A PicPrompt

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The Road Alone
copyright 2013, Brandi Kennedy


Some things cannot be undone. What you make a person feel in one single moment, if it's strong enough, will never EVER be forgotten. And turning your back on one who needs you? Well, you may as well walk away for good, because sometimes there's no fixing what's broken.


I needed you -
I can't say how many times I cried
reaching out
for a broad back that was all I could see.

You live with a cold soul -
a bitter heart.
But I needed you to love and support
the little girl that was me.

And now, I go on -
I walk too often alone,
my fingers curling around a hand that is
no longer there.

Someday you'll be gone,
or I will -
and we shall meet someday again.
Or at least, that's my prayer.

And I will stand proud -
in belief of myself
as I never could before,
under the weight of your cold disapproval.

Because I am strong now
without you beside me,
without you to lean on -
finally free of your bitter perusal.

Edited to add: The Road Alone is an original poetic work by Brandi Kennedy, and is published here as a sneak peek into the heart and soul of what is now shared exclusively on Patreon. Supporters on the $2/month reward tier are exclusive viewers to two new poems a month - many of which are deeply emotional and of a highly personal nature. To view these works, please support my writing here. (July 2017)


  1. This must have been hard to write; you really put your heart out there. I especially love the last two stanzas, and and the last line.

    1. It was hard to write; it was a personal feeling, a very personal type of thing to put into the world. But sometimes that's how it has to be, isn't it?


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