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Breakable

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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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm
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.
 
Liquid_Sky This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Thank you very much.
 
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