Broken Pieces

Broken Pieces

A Poem by Faith Anderson

This poem is a personification of a vase holding flowers and it is telling its point of view; it is also about a human being (no one in particular, just humans in general).

Whole and new
I hold you

My story wraps around my body
But my story is incomplete

It is the shortest part of my life
But it is perfect and beautiful

At least that's what I think

But when I lose my balance
I tumble and fall to my end
I slam into a barrier
And I shatter

You fall from me
You lie lifelessly before
My broken pieces
You lie amongst
My broken pieces
You die quickly and all that is left 
is your rotting, decaying corpse
my broken pieces

i am so broken
so beyond repair
at least
that's what i thought

i knew i could never go back 
i knew i could never be what i once was

i could never reform into my former self

these broken pieces were now my story

but i laid there in a grave of pulverized memories

and i realized that just because something is broken,
doesn't mean it isn't valuable.

Just because something is broken,
 doesn't mean it isn't beautiful.

I am a new kind of me;
Maybe an even better me.

I may be broken, but
I am not finished.

I am not destroyed; 
I am only different.

I am experienced.
I am a new kind of beautiful.

These broken pieces of me
Are beautiful
Because they are 
My Story.

I take my broken pieces,
Filled with a hope I have always yearned for
And I piece them together to form a new me.

I clean up the mess.
I am now a mosaic.
And I am beautiful.
I am beautiful.
I am valuable.
I am new. 

This is my story. 

© 2021 Faith Anderson

Author's Note

Faith Anderson
This poem also explains how we as human beings are continuously breaking and growing. It shows how our stories are continuously developing. This poem was also written in 2018.

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Nice work. Great and meaningful theme.

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Added on January 15, 2021
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