A to Z 2016 – Pieces They Left Behind: Poems

Poems inspired by Movies about Addiction & Absolution

Update 20th May 2016: Many of these poems are being reviewed for publication and have been made private for the time being.

Here in this space I write a lot about honouring our emotions, about allowing ourselves to sit with the darkness, kicking at it until it bleeds light, but truth be told, the complete vulnerability and surrender that any sort of healing needs, is still difficult for me to give in to.

With these poems, written for the April 2016 A to Z Blogging Challenge, I try to reach deep down to the dark, murky, frightening depths with both hands and pull hard against what needs to be uprooted, clearing away the weeds and plastic debris that are stunting my growth. It is my hope that I gain an understanding and acceptance of the dark emotions I keep at bay and become more welcoming and appreciative of them.

August: Osage County 2013

Basketball Diaries 1995

Candy (2006)

Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Empire Records 1995

Factotum (2005)

Garden State (2004)

Half Nelson (2006)

Ikiru (1956)

Jesus’ Son (1999)

Kick-Ass (2010)

Low Down (2014)

Mad Men (2007)

Nurse Jackie (2009-2015)

Ordinary People (1980)

Pinero (2001)

The Quiet (2005)

Rachel Getting Married (2008)

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)

Thirteen (2003)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

When Love Is Not Enough (2010)

XX/XY (2003)

Youth (2015)

Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015)