Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

A Poem by Einstein Noodle
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Broken Pieces 

We can see them all around us
...........................look .................................

shattered scatterings like
dead winter leaves blowing and breaking                        crushed                        burning

We can smell them and see them in pieces and 
singed hair

scalding over blisters healed

unfolding every day
all around us

bullets to the head as they say                                                            They say a lot of things
don't they ............ 
                                                                        and then there is silence

in the screaming.

01/20/2023
E.

© 2023 Einstein Noodle


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Such a darkness to this piece. Yet so relatable for now...Bullets to the heads....People take bullets to their heads as calmly as we would take a hat to our heads! No patience, no endurance, no fortitude. They say a lot and then there is silence. Their screams drown unheard. The shattered casing of their heads, their 15 minutes of fame. A Poem from you after so long, dear E and certainly one to remember and return for re-reads. Loved it and the lovely artwork too! ❤🙋‍♀️❤

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Year Ago

I wish you all the best for the sonnet, dear friend. If you love the process of creating one then le.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:))))))) thank you Divya!
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Cheers! ..... :))))))



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Wow! dear Gene... I feel your frustration and sadness, this can be both, real violence and psychological one, i.e real bullets that kill and words that kill too! the way your poem flows scatteringly is perfect and smart, because from nowhere these bullets hit us. may You only find peace in your heart and mind my wonderful friend~

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you for your generosity .. you are truly a joyful blessing around here .. i know lots of peopl.. read more
lightsong

1 Year Ago

You are so sweet Gene :> :> :>
I shudder at the shatters and then I close my shutters cause there's so little of me left to shatter anymore:( but then I flutter and I have to go out and pick up the tatters and have to weave them back together... because they matter:) This made me think of Tyre Nichols

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

your alliterations tickle me ear sir .. i have not been following the Tyre Nichols beating and death.. read more
A broken world for sure. I grew up on the south side of Chicago. It is a war zone. "Shattered scatterings" brings to mind the homeless, the mental illness and addictions.
When did we forget WE are our brother's keeper... Broken Pieces (to me) reflects that pain.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

those that will .. do what we can eh!? you were on rough shores in Chicago .. and look at the art yo.. read more
Sounds like Ukraine, or anytown, USA.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

i think so .. any town .. any where .. we can be shattered on our own stoop ... :( thanks, John! for.. read more
Outstanding E.N. I get the sense not only of mass shooters but of mass despondency. A question: Here in Oklahoma noodling is fishing for catfish by jumping into the water and coaxing 60 pound fish to chomp down on your hands.
The question? Is there a better way, an Einstein Noodling you might say?

Winston

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

you hit the proverbial nail head in this one Mr. W. .. a horrid despondency and lack of awareness as.. read more
Your artwork Mr E is stunning in this spontaneous write which has a real darkness about it. Broken artwork, broken people and my mind transports to over thirty mass shootings which have taken place so far in the States this year. I am left horrified at the number of deaths and the knock on effect on so many family and friends of those who died as a result of maniacs who want their 15 minutes of fame. Taking out as many as they can. The line

We can smell them and see them in pieces
and singed hair

that line is particularly gruesome for me. We have problems with knives but you can kill far faster and far more with guns. A horrible start to a new year. Your pen tells it as it is.

Chris


Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes .. it is true about the mass shootings .. and you haven't even touched on the deaths r/t gangs a.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you my friend. There is much to be sad about but still there are the gems that make life worth.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

yes there are ... even with all what is written .. the hope and the beauty of God's creation is imme.. read more
It's sad to read this after hearing of a shooting that left 10 dead last night. There are too many broken pieces in our world. Too many shattered lives, some with hidden pain that will never fully be revealed.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

you feel me to the bone in this one, Relic .. so grateful for your time and review .. seems we are a.. read more
Life sometimes only shows us its dark side. Some blisters never heal....and the screaming echoes in our souls at dark thirty. Great metaphor with the leaves. A very well written poem, E. I like it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

it sure does, doesn't it, Lydi!? Yes! the dark thirty .. you git the proverbial nail's head luv! tha.. read more
Such a darkness to this piece. Yet so relatable for now...Bullets to the heads....People take bullets to their heads as calmly as we would take a hat to our heads! No patience, no endurance, no fortitude. They say a lot and then there is silence. Their screams drown unheard. The shattered casing of their heads, their 15 minutes of fame. A Poem from you after so long, dear E and certainly one to remember and return for re-reads. Loved it and the lovely artwork too! ❤🙋‍♀️❤

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

DIVYA

1 Year Ago

I wish you all the best for the sonnet, dear friend. If you love the process of creating one then le.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:))))))) thank you Divya!
DIVYA

1 Year Ago

Cheers! ..... :))))))
Very emotive and wonderful structure. Life eh? This contains all the hallmarks I've come to expect from you my friend.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thank you for your continued encouragement Ken .. we are old friends aren't we!? i'm glad you felt t.. read more

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