Maya Hanson


Broken Words - Poem by Maya Hanson

All that falls from my mouth
spills from my pen
are lonely, disappointed murmurs
and echoes of broken love

And when I try to coax laughter
from these broken lips
they crumble from exertion
and let loose a sigh instead

And when I try to frame moments
in these broken stars
they end up slipping from my mind
in an avalanche of broken promises

And when I feel it
once in a lifetime, just for a moment,
I'm high on the world, you and me
can't waste time now pulling words
from this broken mind

"Write happy, " they said.

Well, here's your happy.

I've spelled it out
on this page for you
in broken words.

Topic(s) of this poem: emotion, writing


Comments about Broken Words by Maya Hanson

  • Barry Middleton (2/14/2016 12:31:00 PM)


    Write happy, they said. People have said that to me many times. Of course they don't write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016



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