Angela Davis

Rookie (1976 / USA)

Shattered - Poem by Angela Davis

My dreams shattered in the tense stillness
as endless threats and blows clothe my form
My stomach flutters in familiar fear
and I am ashamed of my weakness
My hope lies shattered in madness
cloaking my tender heart in bruises
as I choke on the bitterness of your deceit
Now I lie still, sedated by my sorrow
My spirit shattered with loneliness
when our love was forgotten
my companionship no longer wanted
and my wants and thoughts now worthless
Seeing this reality as I suffer silently
unable to accept our demise
My dreams shattered in the distance
of my most gentle memories
Hatred distorts your face and I cower
from the ugliness of your intent
and the horror of this truth
Our love shattered, built upon lies
As my heart plummets over the cliff
as my mind hides, seeking oblivion
death warms my icy blood
My spirit, too, is shattered by you
For you know not truth, know not kindness
Lies abound, and rage heats your blood
Leaving me in its wake

Comments about Shattered by Angela Davis

  • (8/12/2006 6:48:00 PM)

    I can scarely see what it is I am typing, my eyes are flowing with my broken heart that any person is forced to endure such abuses. This is moving, so very powerful. I am certain it will change someone's life, victim or abuser. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/10/2006)

    Very nice, the last few lines are really speaking to me. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/17/2006 7:14:00 PM)

    Yum! This is good to read! i can relate to the 'disconnected' yet emotionally connected 'investment'. Pain does not feed upon immaturity for too long! We grow to accept the flow of the various shades of feelings we carry until that day comes and we welcome all experiences we had that develops our understanding...first, of who we are! Second...we even manage to find ourselves loving stronger! With just one purpose: to forgive ourselves that we let someone else 'break' us apart before we gather those pieces to mend ourselves again!

    I hope it's obvious I like this poem...LOL

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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