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Broken Home

Updated on March 11, 2012
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Falling to the floor

Darkness comes

No sunlight anymore

Your words penetrate

Me like a sword to my core

Unsteady tides

The corners of this home

Hide many secrets

That are never willing to be told

Sharp lies

Spinning the nest

Weaving into a house built

On anger and hate

Not willing to be released

The toxic tongue

Stings more than anything else

Draining my power away

Leaving everything for dead

Weakened hearts

Cannot be


Desperation comes to mind

Escaping into another world

Another time

Where pleasant dreams

Lay close at hand

Where fantasies make way

To foreign lands

If only to escape and go

Far away

Maybe to survive

Just yet

Another day


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ LOL Tom I could never get sick of your comments!

      @ Raciniwa thank you very much!

      @ Senoritaa thank you for the kind words.

      @ Gypsy I listened to the song. LOL Maybe subconsciously I was thinking of that song!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      The words come from the Monkees song I'm a Believer.

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Can feel you words running through my nerves. The power of your words is so real.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      so powerful words...and touching...great poem Caroline...

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      OUCH truth urts for sure


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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago

      @ Sky thank you for reading and your great comment! I will stop by your page to see what you are up to soon.

      @ Thanks Michael

      @ Hi Debbie thank you for stopping by!

      @ Gypsy thank you! I will check out that song.

      @ Clover thank you!

      @ Cheryl thank you! :)

      @ Thank you very much Ruby.

      @ Thank you for stopping and reading Jim. :)

      @ The Frog I always love your visits. Not all of my poems are sad, some I guess. I like to mix it up. :) I will visit your political page soon!

      @ Tom no need for that. I've had enough of those. LOL. Just kidding.

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      tom hellert 5 years ago from home


      Ive got nothing snappy or clever to say, no snappy retort, or zingy banter.

      Great job - Ive been silenced....


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      The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

      caroline - I read a lot of hurt bottled up inside your poems.

      The Frog

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Beautiful words, Caroline, to hopefully help, and ease the pain of so many broken homes.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A broken home is so very sad. You were able to capture the essence of pain. Beautifull written..

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Strong poem. I hope the words helped you to release some of that pent up energy. Loved the power of it. :)

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      Healing Herbalist 5 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      Awesome poem. I could feel the emotions. Voted UP, and awesome.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome! Every word expresses emotion. Reminded me of that Monkees song - when I wanted sunshine I got rain...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      what a great poem a awesome and beautiful... broken homes so many of them.. and you captured it with every word..

      voted up



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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Wow, you are such a babe. How many great poems do you have hidden? I am envious.!!! very nice Caroline.

      Much love


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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      I got great news not another day another lifetime. great to see you and another one of you silent beauties.

      Keep up the great work.

      Bless Caroline.