Joan Johnson

Rookie (May 24,1989 / prestonsburg, ky)

Broken Angel - Poem by Joan Johnson

i smile a fake smile
so no one can actually see
that my pain is over whelming
that i could never leave

if any one were to ask,
i would have to say
i'm a broken angel
or i could fly away

no one has ever noticed
my eyes are always filled with tears
my heart is always breaking
and i don't want to be here

i don't think i'm an angel
for i don't believe in it
but in some ways i'm a BROKEN angel
hoping to fly away

i sperad my wings
i try to fly
but my hope
has already died

i let tears fall
i yell to someone
i reach out my hand
i run down the hall

no one chases after me
no one screams my name
i'll try to fly
if my wings don't burn

i'm a broken angel
i WANT to fly away

this broken angel
has almost died

i can't go to heaven
i've sinned too much
i can't go to hell
i've sinned not enough

i'm a broken angel
i need to fly
THIS broken angel
has pretty much died

Comments about Broken Angel by Joan Johnson

  • (3/23/2007 9:57:00 AM)

    Great poem, potential there alot of it, I like how you compared yourself as to being an angel, not many would do that for fear of sounding conceited or inadequit but whatever, i just really like this poem and I do hope that your writing more
    Merci Pour Le Venin,
    Janelle ^_^
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (6/9/2006 3:04:00 AM)

    I think its one of the most meaningful pieces of writing i've ever is officially my favorite poem (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2006 9:51:00 AM)

    Joan, i just got to read that poem, when did you write it i cried. darn you! it's beautiful. WRITE MORE! (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

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?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]