Poem of the Month – October – Jagged Pieces

Jagged Pieces

Confusion and hurt
when life and love
are fragmented images
in a broken mirror
 
Jagged pieces 
of partial pictures
forcing them to fit
does not make them clearer
 
Love seen only
in the abstract
where sometimes
it was a safe place to be
 
Life in reality
too arduous, difficult
a price to pay
and a yearning to be free
 
But a magnanimous heart
always gives benefit
to a multitude of doubts
A habit to woo the nemesis
 
Glueing back the pieces
of a fractured life
Compassionate and forgiving
Awaiting a new genesis
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing Β©

Word Prompts

Habit - WotD
Confusion - RDP
Magnanimous - FOWC

Bjorn is hosting at D'Verse Poets Pub
and has prompted us with metaphors

  39 comments for “Poem of the Month – October – Jagged Pieces

  1. September 27, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Well done Christine! As I read your poem this came to mind: The shattered pieces in the end cement together to become the mosaic of our fife!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Oh gosh Dwight that is lovely. You should write a poem using those words. I’ll be looking for it!πŸ™‚

  2. September 27, 2019 at 9:49 am

    nice job, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Thanks Joey!

  3. September 27, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Wonderful πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm

      Thanks so much Paul πŸ™‚

  4. September 27, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I like your rhyme scheme very much. It’s a nice contrast – the orderly framework of the poem with the chaos it describes.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I really appreciate it πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  5. September 27, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Great poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks my friend πŸ™‚

      • September 28, 2019 at 3:14 am

        You’re always welcome Christine

  6. September 27, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I like the thought of the broken mirror and gluing back the pieces.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much Frank!

  7. September 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    You really have the gift of poetry.
    -Well done-

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 10:54 pm

      Oh my gosh you are too kind! Thank you….it means so much

      • September 27, 2019 at 11:41 pm

        I call it like I see it. πŸ€—

  8. September 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Great poem and the photo fits it perfectly.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

  9. Beverly Crawford
    September 27, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Eloquently presenting love, fractured and rejuvenated.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm

      Thank you Beverly πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  10. September 28, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Such a lovely piece.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much Beckie! πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • September 28, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        Always a pleasure, Christine! 😍 😘

      • Christine Bolton
        September 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

        πŸ™‚β€οΈ

  11. September 28, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    In the end we have to find the glue to mend what’s broken.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      Yes! We must always try to fix what’s broken

  12. September 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Great words of truth and wisdom. We can never force the pieces to fit.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you so much Astrid πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  13. Rob Kistner
    September 29, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Excellent use of metaphor Christine! Creatively conceived, and very effective! Life as a mosaic β€” yes!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2019 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you my friend! I appreciate your kind words Rob πŸ™‚

  14. Rob Kistner
    September 29, 2019 at 11:35 am

    My commnt didappeared?

  15. Christine Bolton
    September 30, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I found you!

  16. October 15, 2019 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful images and words.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 15, 2019 at 11:06 am

      Thank you so much. I really appreciate it πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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