Fractured Heart

Don’t look so closely at the lines

Or examine too carefully the cracks intertwined

The chips and shards

I’ve earned them all — each and every one

My lines scatter, splintered — unkind

Cracks like fissures — deep and wide

Chipped like a delicate china teacup

Shards of sea glass — jagged and rough

A striking old grandfather clock reveals my story

Telling the time it took for this fractured heart to beat once more

One too broken, too heavy, too hurt to work


Inspired by the work of a gifted friend, the great – Poet of the Light. Check out his blog and the poem (Finer Soil) that inspired this one.

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