John Westlake

Gold Star - 21,635 Points (Crawley)

285. - Poem by John Westlake

I'm sorry to only be a piece of sky
in the jigsaw of your life
I'd rather have been a helpful edge
to help define its shape

Instead of being something useful
I am stuck here near the middle
with no fixed purpose
but what you once had set for me

I guess I play my part
which is better than most would do
I do fit in a particular way
hopefully sliding seamlessly into a hole

I'm sorry to only be a piece of sky
in the jigsaw of your life
I'd rather have been a helpful edge
but to be honest I'm rather proud
to be part of your puzzle
where others have just been left in the box

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about 285. by John Westlake

  • (1/16/2016 9:02:00 PM)


    Wow! Totally fantastic poem, enjoyed it tremendously! Has great meaning for me as I am always writing of my own puzzle piece in poetry in many different venues. Really great poem, Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (1/15/2016 9:38:00 AM)


    Such a beautiful poem! ! Loved it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 15, 2016



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