Shattered Pieces.

Shattered Pieces.

A Poem by Paul Bell

She looked at the cup in the sink
The solitary cup
Like it was the most important thing in the world
She saw a man, full of promises
She saw another man, devastated
The promises didn’t last
Forgiveness begged
The door closing
Reality
She grabbed the cup
Smashing it into pieces
She gazed at the scene
Fascinated
Every piece representing her life
She started to laugh
Uncontrollably 
Anyone watching, thinking
Great joke, 
They would be right
She thought to herself.

© 2017 Paul Bell


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I think that cup had to be smashed. At least she then thought of it as a 'great joke' instead of 'the most important thing in her life'. Hopefully she can now move on. A well depicted poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

I suppose everyone moves on eventually.
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Loved this one! Powerful and so real and raw..... I may have had mirrored moments like this.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

You and countless others. Isn't life great in the real world.
Powerful and honest words and thoughts. I liked the struggle felt and the final thoughts.
"She started to laugh
Uncontrollably
Anyone watching, thinking
Great joke,
They would be right
She thought to herself."
The above lines solid and true. Thank you Paul for sharing the amazing words and poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Thanks Coyote, where you been hiding.
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

Not hiding. Just too much work. I'm trying to catch-up and you are welcome.
Everyone will laugh with a mad man; until they become their own. Powerful write, I could actually experience the whole thing from the woman's standpoint. It has nothing to do with me breaking a cup 1 hour ago. lol

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Told you about drinking hot coffee. I suppose you'll want the superglue now.
This is really good, I like how it can be interpreted in many different ways.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Thank Kailani. Glad it resonated with you.
This is one of my favorites of yours that I've read so far. I love the way the shattering cup serves as an analogy for many aspects of life. I love your dynamic telling & as-always quirky way of contrasting human feelings & responses (smashing & laughing). So true to life! *smile* (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Fanks Margie. Life is cruel to the cup people.
Sometimes its so bad there's nothing one can do but laugh about it. The heart was the cup. The cup shattered. The heartbreak was complete. That was all there was to life. Sad and so bitter. Your portrayal was great here:

She grabbed the cup
Smashing it into pieces
She gazed at the scene
Fascinated
Every piece representing her life

Says it all...

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Life sure is cruel out there.
Great
Thought provoking
Deep raw
Love it
Love the style

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Smashing cups around the house. lol
Julie McCarthy (juliespenhere)

2 Years Ago

why would you say that
Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Cos i sent you cups with my picture on it.
so many emotions....from the male perspective these are felt, too...all of them...
that cup's representation....and maybe at first there were blue skies, and then as Carly sang, "clouds in her coffee"---
j.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

Yes, not all clouds have silver linings.
Great dramatic, tragic poem. From the woman's perspective in a shattered relationship- shattered like the cup she throws. I feel her anger, confusion, loss, despair. She laughs hysterically at the irony- so poignant. Moving, relatable, excellent.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Paul Bell

2 Years Ago

You sort of feel her frustration.
Annette Pisano-Higley

2 Years Ago

Yes, you convey that very well Paul. Great poem.

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