Elsa Bear

(21/10/87)

Broken


you always promised me that things wouldn't change
and that youd love me all the same
youd be there for me when i was happy or sad
youd wipe away every tear that i cried
and i believed you
for all those promises were worth i belived youd keep them
every broken promise was another bitter tear
trailing miserably down my pale cheek
sometimes i believed that promises were made to be broken
but hearts, like childhood dreams were not
photographs torn to shreds
left like shattered truths
the ruins of what was onece viewed as a perfect childhood lay stretched out before me
close enough to touch
yet farther then i dared to imagine
the world had turned grey
as if the earth itself had taken note that i too had turned grey
the bubble that was once my perfect exsistence had burst like the rest of them
my life was just one big trembling bubble waiting to be burst
by one of those shattered truths
for it was as a sharp as a shard of the broken mirror
that i stood and stared into
my reflection as ugly and distorted
as my life had come to be

Submitted: Friday, October 08, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: childhood, mirror, sometimes, change, sad, happy, world, life, believe, dream

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Broken by Elsa Bear )

Enter the verification code :

  • Elsa Brooks (5/14/2005 4:31:00 PM)

    not quite sure what ur trying to say...wether ur being nice and sympathetic or wether u saying im ignoring every other person in the world whos going through pain...? (Report) Reply

  • dissatified exmember (1/28/2005 3:52:00 PM)

    For all the pain shown here. There is much more pain. Thats of the people who are going through the situation. They too hurt, they too cry. For all the pain gets passed down. Very seldom does pain come to one person alone. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I burped after I wrote this, Jena Crowe
  2. REMOVE Jefferson Carter, Richard Thripp
  3. Damned if I do damned if you don't, Mark Heathcote
  4. Black Gloves, Joseph Narusiewicz
  5. Even though late, hasmukh amathalal
  6. What a curtain Bisbee has, Amy Michelle Mosier
  7. The Shockers, Sandra Feldman
  8. Rather than talking to walls, Amy Michelle Mosier
  9. July 11,1991, Amy Michelle Mosier
  10. Like a sparkling Roman candle, Amy Michelle Mosier

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Kind solace in a dying hour!
Such, father, is not (now) my theme-
I will not madly deem that power
Of Earth may shrive me of the sin
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jacques Prevert

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]