Blackout Dear Nobody

The first ever full collection of poetry I self-published was titled Dear Nobody, and was full of alot of cringey and amateur poetry. But it was, and still is, a great accomplishment made in my life and it allowed me to learn and grow.

Recently, I decided to go back through a few of the poems and change them up with a style called blackout poetry. If you’re unfamiliar with the term: blackout poetry is a style of poetry where the writer blocks out a line of sentences and highlights the words they use to then make a brand new poem.

I think blackout poetry is really creative and I’ve read many pieces where the writer transformed the original pages topic into something quite different and still as beautiful. Here’s my stab at it:

You left, and yet, my heart still beats.

I would like love (life) to pick me up without you. //

it hurts to still love you / but i don’t / because it hurts to have been / loved by you

Published by Robin

Poetry author from Pennsylvania

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