My heart in a blender - poetical collection on a page

My heart in a blender - poetical collection on a page

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson

sometimes we remember even when we wish we didn't



Laughter suspended 

in my mind 

like raindrops held 

on leaves - 

The branches waiting 

for a breeze 

to relieve them 

of their burden. 

Memories glisten 

in the summer sun. 

I remember how it felt 

to be happy 

when he could still  

make me smile …

an epiphany at the back of the cupboard

                                      A tiny detail -

                                      a hairline crack

                                      in the cup

                                      he gave me.

                                      Had I noticed then 

                                      would I still have drunk 

                                      the poison  

                                      he served me?


Golden rod

He planted 

his seed 

in my garden. 



full of pain. 

Suffocating me, 

making it  

hard to breathe. 

Scratch my eyes 

out at his infernal 

itching lies. 

He looked like a flower. 

but was nothing more 

than a weed.  


                                           Lip Service


                                            He provided the best lip service. 

                                           Counterfeit vows not worth the paper 

                                            on which they were printed. 

                                            "I love you" isn't anything 

                                             if it's just smoke and ink. 

© 2018 Lyn Anderson

Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
some people don't like it when I group poems together. I do it for three reasons - 1 - it seems ridiculous to post 6 or 8 poems back to back as separate pieces. 2 - I did think of them all in a group, one after the other. 3 - I think they work together, as well as separate, and can be taken as either by the reader. Image courtesy deviantart

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Lip service inspired another poem in my head although I seem to have jumbled up words in my head

Posted 1 Week Ago

Lyn. As always I find your work to be an honest glimpse into the mind of a fine poet. These little vignettes add up to one fine piece of poetry, each tied to the other in a thoughtful progression, leading from beginning to end of a relationship. Tying all four together works brilliantly. Altogether an interesting bit of introspection.

A good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so kindly. I appreciate it
Four of the best, whether they stand alone, or stacked on the same page.... I like em every which way... Cheers.... Neville

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Well thank you!

1 Year Ago

At least you keep yourself organized! I cringe every time I start to try.
The emotions match in this grouping. They paint an image.
Besides. You write for you.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

I was thinking more of the time between writes. Did you write them all back to back, or decide to co.. read more
Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Oh, ok, when I post these group poems that is exactlyhow they were written, in a set. However someti.. read more
Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

Got it. I am still combining stuff. Some fall into a storyline. Others are new, while I add to my.. read more
I hope you won't listen to anyone who has a beef with your page layout. It's perfect for your approach. This is a stunning collection full of intensity. I'm reminded of a topic I hadn't heard about from you in a long time. Sometimes we just have to keep those channels cleansed of such lingering junk! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thanks dear friend. I suppose some days I try to change to suit others but generally I revert to wha.. read more
The mind is a fun place to visit - and the thoughts cascade like water surging upwards in fountains.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Yes. Thanks for the visit as always
I love how you group your poems like this and I have always been a fan.
The thoughts are so connected that it makes sense to me.
That first one though, so good. Like holding your breath waiting for a punchline that never comes.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate the visit. I adore your work
I wouldn't really have realized these were separate poems if you hadn't mentioned. They do work nicely together. Love the second one and your strong closing line. Great write, Lyn.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. I have been told not to be lazy, and make one complete poem. I wrote them as th.. read more
This really is wonderful. It has so many stunning perceptions that it feels like a journey through a relationship, from the moment we wait for the dewdrops to fall, to the thought where we wonder if all we are doing is watering weeds, to the realisation that even in the beginning, we may have been ignoring the cracks all along.
I should have began by saying that is only what I got from it, but I wasn't the one living it. Your words always capture so well, the readers attention, leaving the words thought of long after reading.
So in summation...I like it :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Wow. How do I top that review? Thank you so much for taking the time

1 Year Ago

You're very wecome. :)
I have no problem with you placing four poems in one posting. I found it interesting because all the poems are based on a theme. All to do with the changing state in a relationship which started off promising and then falls apart. Laughter is my favourite, but they are all good reads.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Lyn Anderson

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much. I suppose I feel a certain need to pre-explain rather than having to explain af.. read more

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Added on October 23, 2018
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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