Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

A Poem by Emo_Cat

 Constant aches, constant pains. 

Oh sweet peppermint candy canes.

year after year, wishing on that bright, old star

Wondering how you are.

Torn apart by the court.

It's time for cheer, for Christmas is here. 

Tiz not the time to mourn.

Tiz the time of year yet again,

to be with you,

But only in my faded memory.

Year after year, 

missing birthday after birthday.

Year after year,

no family Thanksgiving dinner.

Year after year,

asking Santa for what I know he can't give.

Have all the cousins forgotten one of their own?

Aunts and Uncles too?

What about the older sister,

and brother.

Have they forgotten as well?

Ten years of being seperated,

doubt they remember.

Only more time will tell.


© 2018 Emo_Cat



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Times are not what they used to be and people seem to separate more than coming together- loneliness is a sad empty place if only people were more mindful of freinds and Family - wonderful words make us realise how important Family is and how we need to come together on special occasions for the right reasons- and Christmas should be a time of living and giving- wonderful thoughts and words🌹

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Good words but hoping this writer can move on.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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A sad poem. Alone at the holidays. Are hard. Your words filled with the want of the family near. Thank you dear Poet for sharing your words and thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Times are not what they used to be and people seem to separate more than coming together- loneliness is a sad empty place if only people were more mindful of freinds and Family - wonderful words make us realise how important Family is and how we need to come together on special occasions for the right reasons- and Christmas should be a time of living and giving- wonderful thoughts and words🌹

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Really nice poem! I feel like I can relate in a way

Posted 4 Months Ago


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i like how this implies theres more to the story. it makes me wonder what all inspired this. it could almost be an excerpt from one of those books thats written in complete poem form lol

Posted 4 Months Ago


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One thing I really love about the beginning of your poem is the way you use subtle markers to let us know you're talking about the holiday season, even before you get to the mention of Christmas. I started out reading this as a commentary about siblings who are separated for one reason or another, such as being sent to foster care or other inadvertently punitive decisions. But as your poem brings in more family members, it went on to remind me of my own broken family, where years of early abuse led to us being fragmented later on, & now the gulf between us cannot be bridged anymore. In the end, we stop mourning the losses of togetherness & we're left with our random curiosities, as to whether any of these other family members ever think about each other anymore!??!! Nicely suggestive & poignant, to apply to many different broken family situations (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


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...only in my faded memory...
Well done smooth flow of words and images

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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"Constant aches, constant pains" are both conveyed in this poem. Few things are more painful, especially for children, than being separated from a mother, father, or other family member during holidays. It's supposed to be a cheery time of year, and though they might try, it's difficult to feel when the family is fractured. "Only time will tell" is a good ending to this poem, signaling hope perhaps for the separated. Nice work again.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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I thought that this was a good read! The rhyme helps it to flow nicely and I enjoyed how it progressed. Good job!

Posted 4 Months Ago


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sad. i can feel the hurt in your words. the only remedy for a broken heart is to keep loving and hope that those we long for come back to us. there is a glimmer of hope at the end so all is not over. real, raw, honest & heartfelt.

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Emo_Cat
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emo, shy, loves music. I typically keep to myself, and am not very expressive. But when I write, it's like I'm some place else. "Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls .. more..

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