Mike Acker

Hard - Poem by Mike Acker

It is hard
when you are hard
and have to be broken
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Comments about Hard by Mike Acker

  • Rookie - 52 Points Princess Lilypad (10/25/2013 12:43:00 PM)

    I hear a lot of regret. Perhaps within relationship perhaps even outside of one. Give yourself a break, hon. :) (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,112 Points Mike Acker (10/23/2013 5:39:00 PM)

    First of all, I really appreciate your having taken the time to comment.

    I just want to add that I too would have preferred something less sentimental, but unfortunately the poem came directly from grief I was feeling about the woman I loved, whom I did not console enough when she was in pain. I felt hard and wished I had been more flexible, more caring, and more approachable than I was. Her pain was from a breaking heart. Sometimes truth is more important than creativity for me. I wish I could have been less hard and seen her broken heart, period. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Mary Morstan (10/23/2013 2:08:00 PM)

    Comments section doesn't take quotation marks, for some reason. I meant I anticipated the line, to see the Queen of Hearts, rather than, the broken heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Mary Morstan (10/23/2013 2:06:00 PM)

    Emm, I'd lose that rather unfortunate title for a start! For some reason I anticipated the line to see the Queen of Hearts (which I like, but then I've been teaching Alice in Wonderland) when I read, and cannot slip in to see the broken heart. Broken heart is cliched; think of something more creative: the poem has a nice sound and that ooze of sentimentality mars it. (Report) Reply

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