Romeo Della Valle

Rookie - 337 Points (Ageless / Dominican Republic)

Like Shattered Glass - Poem by Romeo Della Valle

My heart has been broken
Like shattered glass
That lay scattered on the floor
And had to be swept up
so that not one single particle
Be left visible
To the naked eyes
Or touches the smooth skin,
Like a dagger in any given day
Before feet could cross
The threshold of this door! ...

Hey you! Watch your steps!
Splinters still remain
Painful and undetected-
watch your step!
Deep cuts left unprotected
Due to carelessness of my own...

Now, feeling badly hurt,
Being sharply touched,
I must take precautions
Before I surrender true feelings,
I must also scrutinize everyone
Before I totally give in
Avoiding to fall apart again, .
Rejecting a life
Of distrust and pain...

©All Rights Reserved-2012

Comments about Like Shattered Glass by Romeo Della Valle

  • (5/2/2012 11:56:00 AM)

    Oh captain! You know the mood! You have brilliantly captured the mood! Thank you (Report) Reply

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  • Meggan O Reilly (4/25/2012 5:44:00 PM)

    i love this: O :) it really is an emotional piece that truely came from the heart (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (4/24/2012 7:09:00 PM)

    We all have a room in our heart that someone we loved the most vacated. It is like losing a loved one and not being able to clean out the room they lived in, or removing their possessions, for fear we would forget them, and the feeling we had for them. But that vacant room is sometimes the ink that fills our pens and we write and we bleed. Always write what you feel, that is truth. (Report) Reply

  • (4/23/2012 7:48:00 PM)

    This poem explans how i fill some times very beautiful love it (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/21/2012 2:10:00 PM)

    A very good poem, full of feeling. (Report) Reply

  • William F Dougherty (4/20/2012 7:40:00 PM)

    Serious theme, seriously handled in workmanlike way. (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (4/16/2012 2:46:00 PM)

    Your attempts at poetry are very well thought out but why not write about things other than yourself and the world may open out to you. Read many that are about other things and not just love and love lost. Read mine - Frustrated Plans -
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  • (4/15/2012 6:22:00 AM)

    really a great poem. I will remember it for the feeling of it. (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2012 11:17:00 PM)

    I could feel some pain in here, I like the metaphor for the glass, and shards. Cutting like a cut heart. (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2012 9:40:00 PM)

    Good write my friend...pick up your heart and go out again...and for the effort we'll give it a 10! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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