Broken Glass


My heart is broken
Like shards of glass
On the floor
You ripped it out
With your actions
About me no more

I feel a numbness
Like anaesthetic
Despite the pain
My eyes are puffy
With tears gone dry
I can’t do again

My mind it wonders
Why I do this
Others in life
When all that happens
Is being let down
When I’m in strife

I may be imperfect
I’m battling through
One step at a time
But when you hurt me
It sets me back
I am but, grime

(c) Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (10 July 2016)

Written for The Daily Post Prompt: Glass and Day 1 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words No. 5

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  • Dashy
    10 July 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Nice usage of the prompt. It takes time to get back up from this fall, because though we try to fix it the cracks remain. With one step at a time, one can move on and heal.
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    • Sanch, the writer
      10 July 2016 at 2:07 pm

      I agree Dashy…the cracks tend to stay no matter how much we try and stick them together. Thank you xx

  • Shilpa Garg
    10 July 2016 at 2:39 pm

    A broken heart hurts like hell. Even as you try to make sense of it all and try to heal and recover from the blow, cracks remain and sadly they never go away!
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  • Deborah
    10 July 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Wow Sanch – very powerful and very impressive. I’m hopeless with poetry so am always so impressed by those with the talent to sparsely use words to convey so much!
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  • Rachna Parmar
    10 July 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Sad. The broken glass has to mend itself no matter how difficult it is.

  • Shilpa Gupte
    10 July 2016 at 2:56 pm

    No, Sanch, you are not grime, you are a magnificent being! Just see how beautifully you have woven these words together to form such an emotional piece ! I could feel every emotion pouring out of each word here! Well done!
    Hugs ?

  • Suzy
    10 July 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Beautifully expressed. Though these times are hard I believe that all endings are actually beginnings. Love and hugs.
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  • Trish
    10 July 2016 at 4:41 pm

    you scared me with those words ?Glad its just a prompt! xx

  • Kala Ravi
    10 July 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Beautiful and moving! Mending a broken heart is tough and it is scary to compare it with broken glass which I believe is impractically irreparable!

  • Eli
    10 July 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Very emotional read Sanch.. you put it together so beautifully even though it is sad. The good thing is maybe something good will come out of it..it often does:-)
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  • Rajlakshmi
    10 July 2016 at 10:39 pm

    the wound heals but scars remain. With time, we learn to live with them too. Don’t let others define how you feel. Beautifully expressed.
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  • AuraOfThoughts-MeenalSonal
    10 July 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Gathering oneself from broken pieces(emotions) is truly a difficult task. Well written for the prompt 🙂

  • Parul Thakur
    11 July 2016 at 1:21 am

    Hugs. Sometimes, healing brings those marks but it’s okay to let go and accept what comes our way.
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  • C.TdeF
    11 July 2016 at 6:42 am

    There is beauty in the shattering if you only choose to see.
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  • Sheethal
    11 July 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Loved the way you used the prompt to describe the emotions. Sometimes we need those broken glass to know our true strength.

  • Vinay Leo R.
    11 July 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Powerful. It really feels painful when someone goes away and breaks our heart, and it’ll be a while before that glas seems somewhat mended. But I agree with Sheethal. That broken glass one day shows our true strength.
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