Now featuring an audio recording of Ellie McKay reading ‘Suddenly’. With thanks to Colin Waters and the Scottish Poetry Library for sound engineering and hosting on their SoundCloud page.
I don’t quite know what to say,
what I should say.
I wish I’d told you
all that I could have said.
I wish I’d told you how much I loved you
instead of quarrelling about my short skirts
and wearing make up to school.
all that I could have said,
what I should have said.
No goodbye. Nothing.
Never to be repeated.
‘Suddenly’ is the fourth poem in the Mixed Messages sequence. Like the others, it is a found poem created from texts, voicemails, emails and tweets sent in by members of the public. You can read the other poems in the series in the ‘Poems’ tag.