Not Shattered

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

more lovely sad stuff

Not shattered


Love has been leaking

For years.


A squeezing

Pushing all emotion


Not felt

Except in quiet moments

Something is not right



Glass vessel

That can never break

Only beat.

Not realized

Until too late

It has been drained


Submitted: March 13, 2009

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YES , clean and crystal clear and NOW everything is seen, felt, fresh and THE BEGINNING....The beginning of a new era, an era of love, faith and happiness....

Sat, March 14th, 2009 1:23am


Haha, I can always count on you to inject a positive note to everything! It was done in the past tense, wasn't it? I shall have to think upon that ;) Thanks Pratibha!

Sat, March 14th, 2009 3:30am


This I can relate to. Feel like I need to take a deep breath after reading that. It makes me feel like no matter how you try sometimes you just can't get enough of a beating. Especially when you love someone, it's almost as if the pain is an addiction. Hmm... maybe I'm gettng to deep? Anywho, I think you have a real touch for poetry Emily, and love the direct style with this one! :) ~ Nix

Sat, March 14th, 2009 7:20pm


Well, I would say 'cant get enough' because for me, when it was 'clean', then it was enough. There was nothing left to give. I think this poem came to me because of a conversation with a friend. He said that he still loved his ex-fiance but couldn't be with her. My immediate response was that I didn't. All of my love had been dripped out of me.

Thank you Nixie. That is a real compliment coming from you. Now that everyone has said it was so simple and direct, I'm going to have to write a very complicated and vague poem; just to see if I can!

Sat, March 14th, 2009 2:28pm

Graeme Montrose

clear, wonderful, a lovely write

Mon, October 4th, 2010 5:42am

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