Broken Bottle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Poem about living in a hostile family enviorment.

The slam of the door signals the start of the night

The relaxed atmosphere now brimming with tension

Anger and hostility are the only emotions in the air

A furious mother and an unhinged father


Each of their screeching voices fall on deaf ears

Alcohol and emotional fatigue turns words into violence

I try to say something, but it’s like I’m not even there

I’m the invisible audience, a loved child turned to a stranger


The sound of the broken bottle ends the fight

A frail body collapses, hitting the ground

My tears struggle to drop, but I’m out of water

My heart has already shattered like the glass on the floor


Submitted: January 22, 2021

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A powerful piece of poetry!

Fri, January 22nd, 2021 7:05pm


Thank you so much! Also, I love your work.

Sat, January 23rd, 2021 2:13pm

LE. Berry

I gave a like to your well expressed and well written piece of sad truth Oreo.

Fri, January 22nd, 2021 8:41pm


Thank you LE., means a lot.

Sat, January 23rd, 2021 2:15pm

Steven P. Pody

Gripping and intense. Well written (and hopefully not lived)!

Fri, January 22nd, 2021 8:42pm


Thank you, those words are the emotions that I wanted to portray.

Sat, January 23rd, 2021 2:16pm

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