Friday, 8 April 2016

The Prompt - Broken

Are we there yet?
Are we there yet?
On and on and on
Like a broken record.

Why did I listen to you?
Why did I jump from so high?
The plaster cast itches
On my broken arm.

What did I do?
Why am I not enough?
How can you leave me
With a broken heart?

Why did it finish so suddenly?
Did you anything you said?
Serves me right for trusting
Your broken promises.

Why do words hurt so badly?
How will I ever survive?
Down trodden, forgotten, alone,
My broken spirit aches each day.

Phoenix like I will rise,
Stronger, smarter, wiser.
You will never break me.
I am the woman
Who broke back.

16 comments:

  1. Woohoo, spoken like a real pro with lots of experience ;-)

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  2. Love the sentiment at the end there! And also your comprehensive analysis of the word 'broken' and the fact that it is a really versatile example of how adaptive the English language really is. #theprompt

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    1. When writing this I did a brainstorm and this is what poured out! Thanks for commenting.

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  3. I can resonate with this more than you imagine. Powerful stuff Johanne. X

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Tracy.

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  4. Love this, very clever. And, the last verse is brilliant. Thanks so much for sharing with #ThePrompt (and apologies for being so late to commenting, birthday party weekend at our house!).

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    1. Glad you liked it Sara! And I hope the birthday boy had an awesome weekend.

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  5. This is great, just shows how many different meanings there can be for something that is simply defined as 'broken.'

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    1. I like to explore words and how one word can mean so many different things. Glad you enjoyed reading it Sarah.

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  6. Gosh I love your profile bio!! Dislikes Kale. Priceless. Even though my family is young (6, 9 and 11) I still feel a bit in no mans land sometimes amongst the hoardes of new mummy/pregnancy blogs. Delighted to find you. Thanks for the thought provoking poem which kick-started my brain :) And thanks for joining us at #passthesauce

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    1. Welcome aboard! Glad the bio made you smile. I'm looking forward to joining in with #passthesauce in the future.

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  7. I can totally associate with this - as if I had written it. Fabulous and powerful. Thank you so much for linking to Prose for Thought x

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    1. Alwyas nice to hear when something I write resonates so deeply with someone. Thank you for sharing that sentiment Victoria.

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  8. I think this is brilliant, the way that you have incorporated different themes throughout. I really enjoyed it. #prose4t

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    1. Thanks for your comment Michelle, always good to know that what I write brings some enjoyment to others.

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