Shattered Strings

Shattered Strings

A Poem by Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart
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A metaphor for having your love and trust destroyed.

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I am the crystal puppet
Stitched together with love-filled lies
My head hangs low as my body remains aloft
I am immobile without your familiar touch.
Light reflects off my every surface
Casting soft rainbow shadows within.
Trusting in my transparency,
I allow you deep in my centre
Where lies a red glass heart
Throbbing with life while the body stays mute.
The sunlight caresses my cast
Channelled through every facet
Warming me when I could otherwise seem cold
Filling my shell with luminescence.
Yet somehow, the strings which allowed my flight
Tighten.
Sunlight corrupts, causing my face to crack
And the fire in my heart to split.
My strings, the forgiving promisers of life
Turn to vipers.
I fall.
Crystal splinters, fractures, breaks.
The ruby within my chest escapes, shatters.
I lie, in the remnants of my body.
I wonder
As to why I was allowed to disintegrate.
Somehow resisting the urge
To use the crystal shards to trace lines deep through my soul,
Lines crimson as the heart you dropped.
You leave me in pieces.
And yet I cry for the strings,
Yearn for the comfort in barbed wire.
Sunlight dissolves so the moon may not glow.
The moonrose wilts,
Reflecting red from the glitter left on the floor,
The dust with the missing strings.

~ 21.4.12

© 2012 Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart


Author's Note

Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart
What happens when you find out that your partner of 4 years has been lying to you and manipulating you for a year.

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"You leave me in pieces.
And yet I cry for the strings,
Yearn for the comfort in barbed wire.
Sunlight dissolves so the moon may not glow.
The moon rose wilts,
Reflecting red "
That is some good poetry...:)

Posted 8 Years Ago


This is a very well written piece. I like your use of words which conjure up a powerful image. The overall concept was great. Good write

Posted 8 Years Ago


'Throbbing with life while the body stays mute.' this line is excellent.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
"I fall.
Crystal splinters, fractures, breaks.
The ruby within my chest escapes, shatters.
I lie, in the remnants of my body.
I wonder"
Powerful description allowed the reader to fall in the emotion of the poem. I read the poem a few times for the pleasure of the language. Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote


Posted 8 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

8 Years Ago

And thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm honoured that you liked it so much you read it a.. read more

Very creatively done with a large amount of details and images. Your metaphor stands out and your end depicts your overall feeling on the matter of a shattered heart. Good writing.


Posted 9 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

9 Years Ago

Thank you greatly... That's a very kind review; your words are very encouraging.
Relic 3

9 Years Ago

You're welcome.
I enjoyed reading this piece. very gothic description of betrayal. such a shame u had to go through this in order to write a wonderful piece like this

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I take that as a huge compliment because gothic is the genre I dearly aim towards.. read more
It's beautiful. I feel as if you have spoken from my own heart. I recently went through something similar.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

9 Years Ago

Thank you very much. While I'm not glad to hear you've gone through something similar, I'm glad I ga.. read more
I absolutely love this. It's highly descriptive, emotional, and beautiful.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

9 Years Ago

Thank you, that does mean a huge lot to me.
Beautiful imagery and emotion just pours from every word. The way you phrase things is just a pleasure to read too!

Often, from pain comes the greatest poems. You've got skill!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much! Your words are very sweet, I'm honoured for such praise.

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Tags: love, lies, manipulation, heart break, puppet, crystal, imagery, poetry

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Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart
Amber "Victoriomantic" Hart

United Kingdom



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Hi everyone. My name is Amber JS Hart, and I am 20 years old. I live in England, and am studying for a psychology degree at the University of Surrey. I am also a Youth Worker for young people with mi.. more..

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