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Broken, But Not Shattered

Just because I'm broken, doesn’t mean I'm about to shatter
I hear the whispers as I pass through crowded halls
Carried to my ears on the remains of a breeze
Like the unclear ending of a fading dream
Or was it a nightmare
Fading into my past
Controlling my future
Haunting my every dark encompassed step

How strange you make me feel
With your worried looks and
Hushed conversations
All I need is normalcy

Sure I lost my cool
When my voice went unheard
Mixing
With the shadows of loneliness
And deceit
Lies and cruelties
Descending upon me, sending my mind
Spiraling into darkness

And though I cried and cried
Called out for a light
A light
A light
My voice went unheard

In the deafening silence that must be hells own mind
The careening laughter and
Jeering calls surrounded me
Sending shivers through every fiber of my being

It sent me off my wall
Like humpty dumpty and his great fall
Like him all the kings horses
And all the kings men
Couldn’t seem to fit me back together again

But even though I fell
Lost my balance and took a tumble
Off the tightrope of life
And even though I broke
And pieces of my mask still tumble to the ground
I'm not a card house in the summer breeze
Or a glass window upon impact
I'm not about to
S
H
A



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T
E
R
I'm somehow, still intact

Like a scratched and broken diamond
I'm the strongest in the world
For though my edges have cracked and peeled away
And my insides swirl with lace worked patterns
Broken I may be, but shattered I never will

Don’t treat me as if I’m about
To fall apart
And drift away on some distant breeze
I’m still here
My life’s still my own
Somehow, now and always
I’ll
Always
Still
Be
ME



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CeartaisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm
It's a good poem, some parts were hard to read such as where you said I'm not about to SHATTER becuase of the enters between the letter(mainly between SHAT  T  TER, but that could just be TI messing with you.           A few typos you wrote 'he.lls' not 'he.ll's' (It'd be possessive becuase youare saying it is h.ell's mind.)           But other then that it was a job well done!... (more »)
 
CeartaisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm
It's a good poem, some parts were hard to read such as where you said I'm not about to SHATTER becuase of the enters between the letter(mainly between SHAT  T  TER, but that could just be TI messing with you.     A few typos you wrote 'hells' not 'hell's' (It'd be possessive becuase youare saying it is hell's mind.)     But other then that it was a job well done! :-D
 
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