It wasn’t the first blow
or the second
a crack appeared
sending fault lines racing across the surface
like fingers of lightning shooting across the sky
There was no sound
to the explosion that followed
Pieces rained down
shimmering like diamonds
Each piece picked up gently
turning it over looking for the flaw
Wondering how they could ever
fit together again
Knowing she would never be the same

18 thoughts on “Shattered

  1. This is beautiful. I know what you mean about the words just coming to you. I’ve very rarely written poetry, but when I do I know it comes from a very special place. I just pick up the pen and write because, as you say, the words just come to me. This is truly a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • You’re welcome. The happy, puppy tails and sugary poems are difficult to write, but when I’m in an emotionally raw place, the words find a way to the page.

  2. I liked the comment ‘this poetically describes my shattered post’ 🙂

    Hi, I was sent your way by Edward Hotspur’s current post. He has a link to you there. Absolutely gorgeous pictures. The world is heaven you know, it really is heaven. Great page!

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