Chalice

Chalice

A Poem by A.Lee

Broken
The crystal chalice in a million pieces
On the floor
The tiny shards slipped through the cracks
In your rage
You knocked it from its guarded shelf
Without a care
Destroyed its delicate design
You told her once
That she meant more than precious silver
That you would give
Your life to stay there by her side
Just a lie
You waited til she grasped your bait
Then pulled her down
Enjoyed her pain and watched her cry
In due time
You'll put your chalice back together
Though she'll forgive
The cracks will still remain behind

© 2010 A.Lee


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That was a very delicate poem, it made me think of weaknesses and love and how really fragile it is. It is telling about hard truth, it's true that broken glass can never be fixed, but nither can the heart of a girl. Hm, try telling that to my darling Donatello.

Posted 9 Years Ago


A delicate and beautiful way to portray a hard truth. Nicely done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Yes, this was very good. I know that a broken glass could never be repaired. It is kind of like someone's heart that was damaged so severe. A girl may forgive someone, but there heart is sill damaged. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


A very beautiful poem, never can a broken glass be repaired...
In my mother tongue (tamil) there is a great saying "Thiyinaal sutta pun ullaarum, anaal, aarathey navinaal sutta vadu" which means, even the hurt cause by fire will get cured but the hurt caused by words will never be cured...

a very powerful poem...

Posted 9 Years Ago


Your final line gives this poem a lot of power. Those cracks always remain.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Very good I like it.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Cracks always remain, however much we superglue the fractures together but life can flow easier after the initial shatter!
Beautifully moving poem love
xx

Posted 9 Years Ago


This is a bitter-truth.. It's haunting.. I am ashamed of myself. Sadly, because I can relate to it!
Excellent piece of writing. An eye opening poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago


Outstanding write. The visuals and the flow are just great. This has the look/ feel of two poems mingling to make one great one.

Posted 9 Years Ago


I loved the symbolism and the point of the poem...also your word choice and how you set this up was excellent, the very words seemed fragile as I read them...awesome work :)

Posted 9 Years Ago



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A.Lee

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