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 First love poem

Do you remember your first love? I remember mine clearly. I was fifteen and when we broke up I thought my world had ended. First Love was inspired by these memories which were prompted when completing the Blues Studio Poetry Workshop with the Poetry School last year.


My stomach churns
as you chat to glamorous girls

‘We’re finished,’ I say, slinging
my handbag at your head

You agree it’s time to split
leaving me in pieces

All I have to do is dream
spins on the record player

No more sipping cider, curling
up together on the couch

No more hugs and kisses
in the back row of the Pictures

No one to cuddle to keep me warm
walking in the snow and rain

Teenagers dance in pairs
at the church youth club

but I stand alone
handbag close to my chest

Meet The Author...
Patricia M Osborne
Who Am I?

Patricia M Osborne is 62, married and mother to three children and grandmother to four with another on the way end of August.

She was born in Liverpool and spent time in Bolton as a child but now lives in West Sussex.

Apart from poetry, Patricia writes novels and short fiction. Her poetry and short stories have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies and her debut novel was released in March, 2017.

Patricia is Poet in Residence at a local Victorian park. She’s also studying for an MA in Creative Writing with University of Brighton.

Her debut novel House of Grace, a family saga set in the 1950’s/60’s, is available on Kindle or in paperback from Amazon.

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