Kathryn Garner

Rookie (May 10,1991)

She Slipped - Poem by Kathryn Garner

she
she went to scream in silence
and slipped upon the overfilled glass
that she tried so hard to contain
she slipped on everything
that caused her pain
and it finally broke her
she slipped
and her body hit the cold wet ground
wet from the overfilled glass of tears
she slipped
in all her sorrows
and all her bones broke
she tried to set them
but her fingers were robbed
and it was all incorrect
the bones were set wrong
and she tried to stand up again one day
and succeeded
and then one more tear fell in the glass
and the murmer of the multitude
made her slip upon the floor again
and her bones broke again
[[was it her bones; ; or her heart? ? ]]
well, she was broken
too broken to set the breaks
and no one came along
and then a funny little thing happened
she couldnt raise her head very high
and as they walked all over her brokenness
more tears came
and then the funny thing happened
yes
she drowned in her own tears
from that silly little glass of sorrow
that broke her bones
[[or her heart]]

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, February 5, 2011


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