Beauty in being Broken.

Beauty in being Broken.

A Poem by sonnie ibadah
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The art of incompletion...

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There’s beauty in being broken.

Because it is only by realizing something is missing,

does it make what’s left meaningful.

 

There’s regret in words unspoken.

Because it is through the echoing silence,  

do you hear the answers that could have been.

 

There’s pain in memories forgotten.

Because it is in lingering absence,

that your heart aches to touch the unknown.

 

There’s peace in forgiveness.

It’s only after letting go,

do you feel the unbound lightness where resentment should have been.

 

There’s revenge in moving on.

Because it is through your walking away,

that they get to see all that you were.

 

There is bravery in making mistakes.

Because even loving wrong,

is better than the emptiness of not loving at all.

 

But...


There is no grace in falling apart,

Just like there is no power in breaking hearts.

Because as much as the falling tears wash away the pain,

the broken pieces will leave you void and vain.

© 2018 sonnie ibadah


Author's Note

sonnie ibadah
The art of incompletion

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To be honest, I didn't start out loving this. It felt a little bit cliche at first . . . especially becuz you start with the "standard" explanation of why it's necessary to have darkness to appreciate light. But as you go along, your arguments become more uniquely stated, so that you're presenting universal, relatable ideas, but doing it in a way that is fresh & unexpected. V5 is where your poem really catches fire becuz you have the courage to go WAY beyond the typical s**t said often about this topic . . . at this point in your poem you reach deeply into that part in each of us that feels vengeful . . . the part not so pretty . . . but very human & real. I understand a poem starting out with the recognizable points, but I love it when a poet quickly gets beyond the simple premise of a point being made & then digs down for details that really SHOW instead of tell (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

4 Weeks Ago

Hey Margie, thanks for the honest review. I'm glad you liked the ending :)



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I’ve also found “there’s beauty in being broken”. Too easy to either repress or hastily express pain in the hopes that’s where healing begins. Your Author’s note puts its well that incompletion is an art.

That’s an interesting thought of “unbound lightness where resentment should have been”.

Love the idea of “through the echoing silence do you hear the answers that could have been”.
Great word picture there.

Convicting conclusion in “there is no power in breaking hearts” and that “the broken pieces will leave you void and vain.”

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

4 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading buddy, i'm glad you enjoyed this.
To be honest, I didn't start out loving this. It felt a little bit cliche at first . . . especially becuz you start with the "standard" explanation of why it's necessary to have darkness to appreciate light. But as you go along, your arguments become more uniquely stated, so that you're presenting universal, relatable ideas, but doing it in a way that is fresh & unexpected. V5 is where your poem really catches fire becuz you have the courage to go WAY beyond the typical s**t said often about this topic . . . at this point in your poem you reach deeply into that part in each of us that feels vengeful . . . the part not so pretty . . . but very human & real. I understand a poem starting out with the recognizable points, but I love it when a poet quickly gets beyond the simple premise of a point being made & then digs down for details that really SHOW instead of tell (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

4 Weeks Ago

Hey Margie, thanks for the honest review. I'm glad you liked the ending :)
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JR
"There is bravery in making mistakes. / Because even loving wrong, / is better than the emptiness of not loving at all." That's has some serious impact. The end ties it together... cracks are part of the process. I like the structure you used for the stanzas, that really helps carry the reader through.

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading JR :)
Couldn't have put it better. Revenge is laughing and never looking back.
Life must be incomplete if you're going to make sense of it.

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

Thank you for the wonderful review :)
This is amazing. Your wisely crafted words makes the poem stand out so much. Such a good read. I especially love the last paragraph, it has quite a different tone from the rest of the poem, a little authoritative. Really well crafted

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

Thank you for a wonderful review :)
DarkMist

1 Month Ago

You're welcome:)
Wise words
Revenge in moving away because then they see who you were > They miss you

I found revenge in telling certain people that they were wrong and I had completed what they said was beyond my abilities

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

well said, thank you for reading
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

Any time > marked you as a follower
Send some RR if you want
I will do my best to rea.. read more
sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

That's so nice of you. Will do. Thanks a lot
"There is bravery in making mistakes.

Because even loving wrong,

is better than the emptiness of not loving at all."

Posted 1 Month Ago


"There’s beauty in being broken.

Because it is only by realizing something is missing"

Posted 1 Month Ago


Very thoughtful and well expressed. More wisdom to obtain and take away. Thank you for sharing...

Posted 1 Month Ago


sonnie ibadah

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading Sami
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome Sonnie...
Deep! description of this poem in just one single word is deep!... addressing all aspects of life with great wisdom.. amazing work Sonnie!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

sonnie ibadah

1 Year Ago

Thanks hun ;)
Nankya Yudaya

1 Year Ago

Anytime love

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