In One Word; Broken

December 1, 2012
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I am
the dripping ink
on a wet page
sand in your fist
a rock in water
the childhood memories
of a bleeding wound
a wilted rose
left to burn
in the fire of agony

I am
the sorrowful rain
from a smokey sky
here to rust
a golden locket
a shattered mirror
whose shards
only collect dust
the tears of pain
staining your cheeks
a smile
hiding countless hours
of your struggles
to be as good
as the next
the door of life
creaking closed

I am
the sad music
sucking you into
a black hole
of despair
too much change
too little time
unopened arms
not here in time
one step forward
two steps back
the edge of a cliff
your final jump

I am
the path
with no return
the feeling
behind your sinking heart
when it drops
to the ground
a gaping scar
never to be sewn together again
the hole in you heart
to be left vacant
a crimson balloon
ascending into the sky

I am
the thought in your mind
that no one cares
your last breath
the distant laughter
that echoes
off your shattered soul
your silent yearning
for help

I am
your reason

to let go.

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AbbyJJ This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm
ThatGirlWithAVoice This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 9, 2012 at 10:42 am
Amazing! I literally found myself leaning towards the screen in anticipation of the next line. The emotion behind this piece is powerful.
kdools6 said...
Dec. 6, 2012 at 6:24 pm
I love writing and my friend Kat is very great too
Sharkgirl said...
Dec. 3, 2012 at 9:53 pm
WOW great poem you accually olmost made me cry and thats not very easy to do.
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