Broken

Broken
Broken like the clock
On the mantle
Broken like the wing
Of a Bird
Broken like
The egg in the bowl
Broken like the silence
Of the words never heard

A heart left in pieces
After you rendered your speech
You have exited my world
And you are now out of reach

Feeling shattered and
Broken in a thousand parts
It is the sliver of glass
That is optimism in my heart

I struggle to sweep the
Remaining fragments of my dream
Strewn in explosion
A world of hope to redeem

Broken like branches of a tree
That has slowly bent and withered
I am crippled by the performance
So cruelly delivered

Broken is my spirit
Reparation unlikely to come
Broken is this heart
The grief to which I must succumb

Christine Bolton

In response to today’s Word Prompt – Broken

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  17 comments for “Broken

  1. mitch
    May 30, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    everything is broken. gravity has abandoned the ground beneath us

    • Christine
      May 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks for reading!

  2. May 30, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    powerful and profound, well done!

    • Christine
      May 30, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      Thank you so much!

      • May 30, 2018 at 5:27 pm

        you are most welcome … I will miss reading my three random new blogs from DP 🙁

      • Christine
        May 30, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        Oh yes, I read they had just stopped that. I’m still new and getting used to everything. I’m enjoying the Daily Prompt words every day! They can really challenge some days 😐 so I like that.

  3. November 5, 2018 at 10:36 am

    There’s nothing broken about your writing, Christine. Beautiful piece.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 5, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Thank you do much Eugenia 🙂

      • November 5, 2018 at 11:36 am

        You’re welcome!

  4. November 5, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful writing Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 5, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you my dear Hélène 🙂💕

  5. November 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful poem

    • Christine Bolton
      November 11, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Thank you so much 🙂

  6. November 12, 2018 at 1:20 am

    You have captured deep and painful feelings of grief, loss and pain so well, My Dear!!! Bellissimo!!! Being a hopeless romantic, I would have loved to see just the slightest glimmer of hope for love in the future, but that’s just me! Ha! Very gripping piece, Christine!!!
    xoxoxo

    You might enjoy my poem – HER MOSAIC HEART
    https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/her-mosaic-heart/

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Thank you so much! Sometimes it isn’t always a happy ending, although I do write many that do have that glimmer of hope 🙂💕 Thank you so much for reading and commenting. It means a lot to me 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      November 12, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      Thank you Charles! So kind 🙂💕

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