Cry me a river, poem by Sofia Kioroglou (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)

What a beautiful way to start my day! I awoke to an email this morning from Silver Birch Press to inform me that my poem is now running. Thank you all for your support and love! Have a beautiful day! Here in Greece, it is still warm and sunny so I am not really in the mood to get down to some honest-to-goodness work! However, September is almost here and about time for a U-ey in attitudes.




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maroussi greeceCry me a river
by Sofia Kioroglou

I spread my palm in valediction,
memories of my childhood packed in boxes
tissues handy and dark sunglasses to hide my puffed-up eyes
a flood of feelings I can’t contain

I cry a river as my dad takes us to Maroussi
Two jobs and a hefty deposit on a better future
What good is complaining?
I am too young to understand

PHOTO: Ermou Street in Maroussi, Greece (

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In this poem, I wrote about my pangs of pain as I bid goodbye to my childhood friends. I was only seven and couldn’t understand the reasons why my parents decided to move out. My childhood memories in Nea Filotheiare still etched on my mind.

sofia-in-2014ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sofia Kioroglou is an English teacher and translator. She works as a copywriter for and writes poetry and flash fiction…

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  1. Beautifully written, evocative! Love the title you chose for this poem. Thanks for stopping by and nice to meet you, Sofia. Kind regards, Iris. 🙂


    • Thanks, Eugenia! Likewise! Your words are always sublime. Your kind words are greatly appreciated! It is a pleasure to receive such positive feedback! I am humbled!


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