Protector No More

Protector No More

A Poem by Amber Smith

My first memory
Is you in the sunlight
Iridescent and shining
My protector, beautiful

I was put here for one reason
To love you
But that broke
Uncertainty left in its place

Twisted up inside
And lost, without direction
Misguided hate and anger
Just seem to fall flat

I was led to believe
This glowing figure embodied love
And yet here I am
Without you, without light

© 2017 Amber Smith



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Your words are clear & intense, showing a deep disappointment in the way a love situation turned out. I don't agree with the idea of expecting others to be what we want them to be -- to me, that's not love. The results are often better if we don't carry unrealistic expectations into our relationships. But despite my current opinion, there are many people, including myself in my younger days, who experience disappointments just like you've shown us here (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amber Smith

8 Months Ago

Thank you. This one is actually about a parental bond
barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing that tidbit, which helps me understand your poem better. As a victim of childh.. read more



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Your words are clear & intense, showing a deep disappointment in the way a love situation turned out. I don't agree with the idea of expecting others to be what we want them to be -- to me, that's not love. The results are often better if we don't carry unrealistic expectations into our relationships. But despite my current opinion, there are many people, including myself in my younger days, who experience disappointments just like you've shown us here (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amber Smith

8 Months Ago

Thank you. This one is actually about a parental bond
barleygirl

8 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing that tidbit, which helps me understand your poem better. As a victim of childh.. read more
I love how you depict heartbreak in this writing. "Misguided hate and anger" is so direct and perfect! Also "This glowing figure embodied love"-what a great line! I love that image! Great piece!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alexa Apothic Red

8 Months Ago

Ooh-I totally get that! I have a likewise pent-up amount of misguided hate and anger over different .. read more
Amber Smith

8 Months Ago

Lol mine is very similar. This poem was about my mother though.
Alexa Apothic Red

8 Months Ago

Thanks for bringing it to life in a beautiful way. I can definitely relate!
Whence light is the compass of ones road, only he illuminates the heart through the windows of our eyes. Oh, but like the moon is your body, who harnesses the light of the Sun to shown the way through the darkness and stars. If light is not present, perhaps sound may guide your way, the sound... of your heart

Posted 11 Months Ago


this feels kind of raw, which is good, I think this is very relate able for everyone at some point in their lives.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love how plain, real and powerful this is. It takes great courage to be without those who we call our "light". Perhaps one must be their own light.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very powerfully written. The beginning sets up the scene for a star-crossed love story, but the rest tells of the tragedy of a failed love and the consequences. You capture the feeling of loneliness/betrayal very well.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amber Smith

11 Months Ago

Thank you very much :)

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Amber Smith
Amber Smith

St. Petersburg, FL



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