You Broke Me

Poem by Amanda Finlayson Park // Photograph by Mabel Windred-Wornes

You broke me

You came into my life like a tornado

Just to watch me fall

You pulled me into the quicksand

Just to watch me sink

You brought me joy

Just to watch me cry

You ignited a fire within me

Just to watch me burn

You verbally sparred with me

Just to watch me choke

You encouraged me to swim for the goal

Just to watch me drown

You made me feel free

Just to watch me retract

You inspired me

Just to watch me crumble

You awoke spontaneity in me

Just to watch me falter

You made me feel alive

Just to watch me die

You broke me.

I will pick up the fragmented pieces

I will glue them back together again

I will make a collage stronger and more beautiful than the one before
I will fix me.

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Amanda Finlayson Park

Amanda is a Scottish-based freelance journalist with a keen interest in human and animal rights. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her feeding her true crime obsession, dancing to tunes from every decade, or spending money she doesn’t have on travelling. She tries to live by these words, “anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing!” You can follow her on Instagram @lotusflow3r88

Mabel Windred-Wornes

Mabel Windred-Wornes is a 17 year old girl living in a humble shack with her family in Melbourne, Australia. She loves taking photographs of her sister and friends, often in nature.  She loves drawing, stream of consciousness writing in the dark whilst listening to moody music and writing songs in her bedroom about the experience of being a teenage girl – lovesick, bursting with emotion, confused and yet intrigued. She has a folk duo with her sister called Charm of Finches and gigs around the country dragging along a rambunctious family of five. www.charmoffinchesband.com

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