Broken Muse

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

To my grieving 'Summer night'...

I see your eyes so insecure,

I wish that I can have the cure.

And mend you once for all,

I know you must be feeling small.


I am used to tears; I am used to pain,

I’m also used to being borderline insane.

I’m sorry I can’t cure you; sorry I can’t heal,

I’d consume your pain, so you won’t have to feel.


I wish to take your sadness; throw it in the fire,

Your strength, my ‘Summer night’, is what I do admire.

I’d live a day in hell just to see you smile,

As long as you are happy it is worth the while.


Don’t take my words in vain; I swear they are true,

My broken tender Muse; I’d do anything for you.

Submitted: March 02, 2018

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Very powerful piece of passion. You want to help the one you love, but feel so powerless when you cannot. Some of your lines about sacrifices you would make to take away their sadness and pain are stunning, and that is what we want to offer in times like this. This shows how much you love your muse, and shows that you will be the skyscraper in his time of need. Very beautiful and very passionate, and some of your best rhyming. I hope everything will be OK Lisbeth :)

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 1:59pm


Awww thank you so much, Dexter :) I am doing alright, at least better than a few a days ago.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 6:27am

Sue Harris

Its distressing when you see someone you care for so deeply, struggling. Your poem conveys your unconditional love perfectly. Well done JB, great job!

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 5:49pm


Thank you so much, Sue. My husband is grieving the loss of his grandmother.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 9:57am

Adam L.

You are so lovely, Lis. Heartfelt and emotional poem.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 6:02pm


I am grateful, Adam. Thank you

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 12:43pm

Jeff Bezaire

Beautifully written, Lisbeth. I know how you feel. There are so many good people out there hurting, it would be nice if someone could take their pain and make it their own to spare them the hurt. Sadly, it's not how things work. The best we can do is be there for them, offer our love and support, comfort them when they need it, and hope it's enough. In the end, we are all journeying through life on our own and must face it however we know how. But so long as you remind them that they're not alone, you've done what you can.
A lovely piece, Lisbeth. It strongly resonates, and you wrote it with beautiful compassion.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 7:16pm


Thank you, Jeff. I couldn't agree more with your message

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 12:41pm

moa rider

Grief from loss can be powerful Jay. Words seem inadequate, but company is a comfort. Poleni. Usianguke

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 7:41pm


Thank you, Moa. Thank you very much

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 12:40pm


It's so hard to see someone you love suffer such pain; all you can do is offer support. Excellently expressed, jaylisbeth.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 8:07pm


Thank you so much, Hully. I really appreciate it.

Fri, March 2nd, 2018 12:36pm

Tom Allen714

Such a very pretty poem Jaylisbeth...Tom...

Sat, March 3rd, 2018 10:36am


Aw thank you very much, Tom

Sun, March 4th, 2018 10:43am

Mike S.

Beautiful, J. B!

Sat, March 3rd, 2018 7:44pm


Thank you, Mike

Sun, March 4th, 2018 10:43am

pen in motion

It's very well written, I felt the emotion when I read it and know it's genuine.

Mon, March 5th, 2018 3:56am


Thank you so much

Mon, March 5th, 2018 2:50pm

Angela Villaverde

I just want to fly over and give you the biggest hug!

Thu, March 15th, 2018 3:54pm


I would welcome that, honey

Thu, March 15th, 2018 9:11am


U do honour poetry with such poems Lis!

Wed, April 4th, 2018 1:18pm


Thank you very much :)

Wed, April 4th, 2018 6:28am

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