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May 17, 2013
We all break
In different ways.
Some shatter
Like broken glass
The shards of a once-beating
Strewn everywhere

Some bend and twist
Until they eventually
Unable to stand up
to the pressure.

Some stretch.
They are pulled
In so many different
That they slowly begin to
they are split in two.

Some unravel
Thread by thread
They are torn
The seams
The cloth
Until they are merely
A pile of tangled

We all break
In different ways.
But yet
We all fall to pieces.
And though we choose
The manor of our own
When we are broken,
Is perhaps
when we at last,
Become whole.

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BrandalynBooth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm
This is great, so accurate. Such a simple thing caught in such a perfect descripton of it. good job
LexusMarie said...
Jun. 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm
Oh, hello! Congratulations on the recent editor's choice check marks! I love the inspiration behind this poem.. The Breakfast Club is great and life is always full of many things to write about. This was a great poem.. well thought out, wonderfully written, good concept, everything. The emphasis of one-worded lines is brilliant. You did a great job.
candlelightwriter replied...
Jun. 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm
Thank you :) Your comments always mean a lot!
RoyalCorona said...
May 31, 2013 at 12:24 am
This is such a good poem!! Great job!!
candlelightwriter replied...
May 31, 2013 at 11:28 am
Thank you :D
TargonTheDragon said...
May 23, 2013 at 1:30 am
gee...i dunno what to say. why are you such a good poet? i just wanna sit here and watch you write poetry,  because it seems as though everytime i read one of yours, it has taken the raging storm of confusion and put it into readable and understandable words. keep up the good work! 
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