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Jigsaw - A poem about being incomplete

Updated on March 2, 2013

Title: Jigsaw

I drew in a breath

The cold showed it’s shallow sheathe

Pocketed like dreams of yesterday

And hoped for like the wish of a new year

A single tear walked the bridge of my eye

Signed with the hope of the strongest lie

Cause it’s not what matters, but what you believe

Take it from one with a heart on his sleeve

A glimmer of hope, its what you grasp

When tomorrow means nothing, you hold on to the past

You seek to feel what you felt weeks ago

You follow wrong paths, with hopes only you know

Cause it needs to stand for something

Cause dreams and wishes are different for everyone

You watch life dangle at the knees

You forget who you’re supposed to please

Does it really matter? I really hope so

Cause in the end, your hearts reflection will show

The stiches, the scars, the nightmares between

I’m the rigid nightmare, the shadow not seen

Cause we all seek a meaning, we seek a place

We seek a title to our face

Cause without reputation, we’re just a ghost

A figment of a story, a dream on the coast

A miracle we seek that’s a hope at the most

I stare at my reflection

Flesh and bones are all I see

The crystals broke apart from me

Cause as a puzzle I remain

A heart that’s black, wish bluish stain

Cause I want to be put back together

Yet shattered I’m meant to be forever

So smile and simply embrace

The many pieces that make me, me

©Sean Monaghan 1/28/2013


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    • SMonaghan119 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from PA

      Epi---you should be far from disappointed in are far from a are far more genuine then most people i encounter. keep your head up.

    • epigramman profile image


      5 years ago

      I feel incomplete all of the time and most definitely a failure in life

      but I love how you wrote this one 'off the cuff' ...... I do that all of the time with many of my pieces whether it's the talking blues or a narrative piece with rhyme - I am a great ad-libber that way - you can tell by my comments - lol - well I haven't heard from you for awhile so I hope all is well for both you and your lovely wife.

      Sending warm wishes and good thoughts your way from lake erie time ontario canada 2:23pm and keep in touch if you can.

      Your writing is very special and you can never give up hope - you have a true gift here and actually so does your wife .....


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