Breakable

August 17, 2010
By LiquidSky PLATINUM, Libby, Montana
LiquidSky PLATINUM, Libby, Montana
20 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
-Carl Sandberg


Sitting all alone,
a teacup.
Chipped ivory edge,
empty,
filled with dirt.
Once set atop the highest shelf,
admired by all,
handled with care.
Now only a useless trinket,
shoved in a bottom shelf
to gather dusty memories.

Sitting all alone,
my heart.
Chipped beyond repair,
empty,
filled with lonliness.
Once put before work,
money,
success.
Now a forgotten treasure,
pushed aside with false promises
of a mothers love.



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on Jan. 12 2011 at 7:39 pm
LiquidSky PLATINUM, Libby, Montana
20 articles 2 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
-Carl Sandberg

Thank you very much.

on Sep. 11 2010 at 2:43 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I love the way you compared these two. Yes, hearts will chip and be forgotten just as formerly revered teacups will collect dust on a shelf. Although this was sad, I liked it very much.


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