The Broken Flower

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The Broken Flower

Post by Tajiri » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:50 pm

They say to write good poetry
You have to bare your soul.
You have to dig deep
Past your clothing, past your imperfections,
Through your skin.
All the way down to sinewy muscle and veins, and organs.
Past that, to where your blood flows to the steady beat of your heart.
Lub-dub, lub-dub, lub-dub.
These are the things that are stolen from you
As you turn to dust that filters through the floorboards
And drifts into the cellar.
Hiding, rotting, floating through the hot humid air of a summertime
Only he knows, only you know,
The surrender, the drifting from earth
Defying gravity and floating into the
Vacuum of space;
Cold and quiet
Millions of miles from the body
And you are looking down
Pity and
Yet you feel nothing at all.
You wonder if this is what
Death feels like; if this
Is all there is.
Your breath is taken from you and
Your blood spills in droplets that
Float away.
You wonder if he cares
If he sees this broken flower
The crumpled petals in his hands
And the thorns pierce his hands
In protest
That is never heard…
de profundis clamavi ad te Domine
Amicus optima vitae possessio.

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Re: The Broken Flower

Post by Jitterbug » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:42 am

That has slightly taken my breath away.

Thank you, seviepoh for sharing that.


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Re: The Broken Flower

Post by Xanthia » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:14 am

Hi Tajiri,

Thank you for sharing your poetry.

May you be in a space to celebrate your birthday today, the start of your personal new year.

Sent with whatever you would find most helpful for your healing journey.

With care,

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Re: The Broken Flower

Post by MarianneOrange » Thu May 10, 2018 9:04 pm

These flowers are perfect... And that's why they're not real. Real is better. Real is perfect. You're real and you're perfect just as you are. I wish you love and peace in your journey. Your poem touched my heart.
"Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people." Fred Rogers

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Re: The Broken Flower

Post by Jitterbug » Fri May 11, 2018 3:32 pm

Tajiri, hello and so so sorry for misnaming you in my post. No idea what happened, but can only apologise. Still loving your poem.


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Re: The Broken Flower

Post by there » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:12 am

What an amazing poem!
Thank you. Thank you.
Reach for the stars. ---Christa McAuliffe

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