Poem: The Knife of Never Letting Go

Hey everyone!

Hope you have had a lovely start to your school year along with equally lovely DIY notebooks:) For one of my most recent assignments in school, we had to write a poem about one of our summer reading books. This summer, I read The Knife Of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness. I’m not going to lie, it was a tough read. But! I lived to tell the tale. I love to write poetry as much as I love to read it, so I was hoping to share my poem (about The Knife Of Never Letting Go) with you today! Now, I am just starting to learn more about poetry and how to write it, so please don’t judge it too harshly (!), but I would love some feedback or constructive criticism on it, so I can continue to improve. I hope you enjoy, and I encourage you all to give poetry writing a try! It’s really not as hard as it looks, because of one little secret: It has no rules!  Okay, now, for real this time, here is my poem, and I really hope you enjoy it!


noise and silence

silence and noise

are these the ways in which we have

provoked

our

boys

to journey into yonder after dawn

just in order

to ruin the lives of the

opposing sides

founding fathers

and brothers

and daughters?

but you tell me now,

this

so

called

army.

this army full of men.

they’re the ones who get to write my story

from its

very

beginning

to

end?

prentisstown, i’m sorry,

but it seems quite inhumane,

to write out misery and pain

from our history

just for your own

benefit

and

happiness

and

gain.

look,

this game you think you’re playing

i’m sick of all the pain.

i’m sick of all the suffering and shame

i’m enduring, just so you can see me put on that

god awful

smile,

every

single

day.

i’ve escaped

i’ve ran

i’ve destroyed that crazy man

but what i’ve realized through all the

shams and 

scams and failures of plans

is that

i,

todd hewitt…

todd hewitt of prentisstown,

am a

man.

and nobody else on this

whole

damn

planet

will ever understand

that i am todd hewitt

and i have hope.

hope that carries the eternal flame

hope that doesn’t care about my titles or my names

hope that’s told me to stray far from where the wind blows

because

hope is why

the knife

has

never

let

me

go.


All right…

That was it for the poem. Please let me know what thought of the poem, if you’ve ever tried poetry, or even if you want to share some poetry of your own in the comments section below. Wait a minute… I have never been one to prematurely decorate my house for a holiday months away, or stock up on Halloween candy in August, but the decorating season is upon us… Hmm. Well, one thing I know for certain is that the Legally Brunette does like a good DIY! I won’t give anything away just yet, but I’d expect a few Halloween spooky surprises coming up on the blog very soon! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful month of September, hopefully filled with colorful foliage, toasty Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, and more time with the ones you love as we head into the holiday season! I will be posting again very soon!

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Au Revoir!

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