Shattered This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 29, 2010
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Frayed crinoline and white lace
And broken glass all over the place,
Scattered on the hardwood floor
Behind your antique, mahogany door.

Broken, busted, cracked, crashed,
Fractured, split, torn, smashed,
Blasted, wrecked, pulverized, exploded,
Smattered, ruined, burst, imploded.

Your mother's dress of ages old,
Stained wet with salt and soaked cold,
And your father's fine crystalware,
Tangle in the Persian rug hair.

Smashed bottles of champagne,
From dinner parties stuffy and arcane,
Seep through your guarded, inner cracks,
Like ultra-heated candle wax.

Ruptured, chinked, marred, ripped,
Dismantled, eradicated, ravaged, snipped,
Splintered, severed, snapped, battered,
Crushed, trashed, destroyed, shattered.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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L@Xgurrl said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I really like this poam. The listed words give a nice effect.


Aderes18 said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm
This poem has such beautiful imagery. I also feel that the poem is supposed some type of destruction, some kind of loss.
chartle said...
Feb. 12, 2010 at 10:39 am
I especially like this poem because I can really feel the emotion of the narrator through the inanimate objects. The writing style gives these objects a life through which one can feel everything the narrator feels. Another interesting and innovative touch is having the last word be the title as opposed to the first line. This gives the poem more character.
Melissa G. replied...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm
I really like your poem a whole lot and I think you should really keep up the good work and never give up on your true dream. :)
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