October 30, 2012

One poem by Amy Barry

New Beginnings

Anger pumps 
through her body, blood pounds 
at temples, eyes narrowing in irritation 

at text, her fingers work expertly
the keys on the touch screen,
composing… what?

A year ago, they exchanged vows,
a meaningful pledge. Today, a decision 
is made, not her choice.

She feels a mixture of fear
being alone and yet, relief,
tears mingled with pride.

Today, she goes
on a different route,
a new journey.

Amy Barry writes poems and short stories. Her poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and e-zines, in Ireland and abroad. Her works have been read on radio. She loves traveling and trips to India, Nepal, China, Bali, Paris and Berlin. These places have inspired her work, too. She lives in Athlone, Ireland.


  1. An interesting take on the theme of lies Amy; the vow that turned out to be a lie, and yet there is relief. There is always relief when one no longer has to live the lie, and of course endings always offer the promise and the hope of a new journey. Good one Amy. Rachael

  2. Many thanks Rachael for the read.