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

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

      Thank you Charles! So kind 🙂💕

  1. 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!!!

    You might enjoy my poem – 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 🙂

  2. November 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Beautiful poem

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

      Thank you so much 🙂

  3. November 5, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Beautiful writing Christine.

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

      Thank you my dear Hélène 🙂💕

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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