Broken but here

August 12, 2011
By RaindropsCatcher GOLD, Sofia, Other
RaindropsCatcher GOLD, Sofia, Other
16 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.”


Shush, can you hear the
silence?

Can you hear its cries
from thousands of immemorial
times?

I am closer to the skies now
than fifteen years ago
when I was born,
I can nearly reach them
on my toes and arms raised high,
but “nearly” was never good enough

my neck has started hurting
(just as my heart)
from watching at the sky
every night,
hoping for a star to fall
but never seeing one

my dreams crashed into the ground,
just as raindrops from the clouds
(or teardrops from my eyes),
there they stayed and forever dried
(died)

My heart is broken,
but since when do broken hearts
stop beating?
My eyes are still seeing while
everyone else seems asleep,
my lungs are still breathing while
everyone else seems dead
(but walking)

As the horizon goes through
different colors and lights
I wonder,
should I smile or cry
as the sun goes down?


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on Sep. 10 2011 at 3:20 am
RaindropsCatcher GOLD, Sofia, Other
16 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we're really not that different, me and you.”

Thank you! :)

on Sep. 9 2011 at 5:57 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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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

The language of 'broken but here' really caught my attention, and it deserved to, because of its firm passion and complex emotion. A lot of the lines were wonderfully unexpected, which should be one of the goals of a good poet. :)  The first two lines/stanzas as well as the very last had the greatest effect on me. I LOVED the idea of not knowing whether to smile or cry at sundown. Very well written, my friend!




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