Treasure Island

Tammy Ashton

(Tucson)

Broken


I am broken

Broken beyond repair

Pieces

Lost

along this struggle
that is life

Over time

I have master
the illusion

of happiness
confidence
and hope

Eventually

This
patchwork of lies

This
delicate bandage

Rips apart

Pierced

by the sharp
jagged edges
of my past

exposing wounds

deep

neglected

too painful
to touch

they grow
and fester

I shatter
like a mirror thrown

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2014
Edited: Saturday, January 04, 2014

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  • John Westlake (8/30/2014 7:37:00 AM)

    Shattered like a mirror thrown. Well we all know how hard it is to repair a broken mirror. The difference is that your bandage may help the healing. It will take time but I believe you can heal and recover. You can always seek support among your fellow members. Stay strong (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (1/4/2014 3:03:00 AM)

    shattered like mirror thrown, good one, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment if you so like. (Report) Reply

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