R.Benjamin Abate

Rookie - 468 Points (06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

The Key - Poem by R.Benjamin Abate

In High School,
We always met
Outside of her
Pottery class-

She said
She was working
On Something
For Me-

Then, one day,
She came out with
This thing in her hands
& She said,

'This is the Key to My Heart, I want You to have It.'

She handed me the key
& I dropped it immediately-
It broke into pieces
All over the floor-

Her jaw dropped-
People stared
& She was speechless-
I felt sick.

We picked up
The pieces
& Glued them
Back together

But it
Was never
The same
& We Knew.

Topic(s) of this poem: Love


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is based on a true story about my high school sweetheart.

Comments about The Key by R.Benjamin Abate

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/29/2015 10:29:00 AM)


    A unique poem that signifies an irrepairable crack in a relationship and how u creatively related it to the cracked vase. So it ends in a wry wistful way but I just take note of the great narrative and poetic skill with which u crafted it from real life. Thumbs up.
    Great to read u again.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015



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