Broken

Broken

Broken like the wing
of an injured bird
Broken is the silence
of words never heard

Broken like branches of a tree
slowly bent and withered
Crippled by the performance
You so cruelly delivered

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

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

I struggle to sweep away
the fragments of a dream
Scattered in explosion
A world of hope to redeem

Broken is my spirit
at the end of this line
Broken is this heart
You took what was mine


Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Sanaa is hosting Open Link Night at D'Verse Poets tonight.
I wrote this poem about four years ago. 

  33 comments for “Broken

  1. May 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
    How can one put together a broken pot. It will fix but cracks will remain

    • Anonymous
      May 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm

      I really enjoyed this. Left me wanting more. snaps

      • Christine Bolton
        May 18, 2022 at 11:55 pm

        Thank you! ☺️

  2. May 15, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    What a wonderful piece! Beautifully written and very profound.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2022 at 11:50 pm

      Thank you so much ☺️💕 I appreciate it.

  3. May 15, 2022 at 11:26 am

    I hope that whatever is broken can be mended… I hope that some branches have simply been bended

    • Christine Bolton
      May 15, 2022 at 11:52 pm

      Thank you Bjorn! ☺️

  4. May 13, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    A sad beautiful poem, Christine. And yet I found these lines quite profound:

    “Broken is the silence
    of words never heard”

    The silence hasn’t been broken because the words weren’t spoken and yet it’s broken because they needed to be said. That’s pretty wow!! <3

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 6:43 pm

      Exactly Sunra. I’m so happy you liked the Poem ☺️

      • May 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm

        A poignant write, Christine! ❤️

      • Christine Bolton
        May 15, 2022 at 11:50 pm

        Thank you Punam ☺️❤️

      • May 16, 2022 at 12:28 am

        You are welcome, dear. 😊❤️

  5. sanaarizvi
    May 13, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    Oh my heart this is so poignant, Christine! I felt every word.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much Sanaa! I’m happy I got the feeling across to the reader. Not that I want you to feel bad of course 🥰☺️

  6. May 13, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Such a sad lament, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      It was a bit, wasn’t it?! 😧. I’d better cheer things up 🤣

  7. May 13, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Poignant in its despair, but beautiful as well. It’s strange how many things can be both.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Thank you ☺️ I think that when it’s both it’s because we have felt it. 💔

  8. May 13, 2022 at 11:18 am

    your reference to the broken wing took me to Martina McBride’s hopeful song…

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      Oh Dwight that was a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it with me. I love Martina McBride but had not heard that song. ☺️💕

      • May 13, 2022 at 4:52 pm

        So glad you enjoyed it. Such a good message that there is hope beyond being stuck in a bad relationship!

      • Christine Bolton
        May 13, 2022 at 5:45 pm

        It certainly is ☺️

  9. May 13, 2022 at 2:39 am

    Amazing post Christine💞

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      You’re so sweet. Thank you 🥰

      • May 14, 2022 at 3:44 am

        Thankyou Christine💖. Welcome…

  10. May 12, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Such a heartbreaking poem

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 12:04 am

      Thank you Sadje. ☺️💕

      • May 13, 2022 at 12:48 am

        My pleasure

  11. May 12, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Broken …
    https://youtu.be/uC_oKTDObOM

    • Christine Bolton
      May 13, 2022 at 12:03 am

      Thanks for the song Ivor. What an unusual voice he has. I hadn’t heard him before, but I liked it very much 😊💕

      • May 13, 2022 at 12:57 am

        A very hard situation to recover from…those last lines…

      • May 13, 2022 at 1:04 am

        Yep .. that sweet British accent sound .. he’s big in UK 🇬🇧 🌏😊

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