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Loving The Broken

Updated on March 17, 2011

One I met

on a day past

it was broken hearted

for one who couldn't break her chains

tied to a count down

powdered poison's grasp

my friend, weak

not knowing what to do

asked if there was aught left

how to love her broken dove

I told my friend

this person so shattered

shattered herself

t'was no use to hide it

reality bites

There was nothing to mend

if the person there

unwilling to fight

put the burden on others

Send the phoenix to the fire

if willing they will be reborn

tis a pity to see

but a tragedy to save

create a shell

let the chick break out

of the shell unaided

face their lamentsĀ 

stoically, even if tear falls out of sight

lameness for your assistance

or death for your interference

agency must be maintained.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      I am glad you enjoyed it. It is pleasant to reach someone.

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      7 years ago

      The simplicity is just beautiful. Your writing paints a picture. It's fantastic!

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      For my knowledge of psychiatry and psychology as well as experience in this area, I agree. I also find a way to empathizing even if i don't agree with some people's desire to stay broken. I could never bring myself to stay so myself.

    • maven101 profile image


      7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      Bootstraps come in many guises, my friend...Sometimes from within, sometimes from without...Irrational behaviour has its genesis in fear...fear of the present, and fear of the future...The broken can only be mended when they face that fear and embrace it...

      My degree is not in psychiatry or psychology, so my knowledge is limited to my own life experiences and those that I have observed around me. If there is one thing I've learned from those experiences its that those that succeed in life have an inherent determination to prevail over whatever cards fate or circumstance has been dealt them...A stubborn will that refuses kneel to depression or listlessness...The story about the man that cried because he had no shoes, until he meets a man that has no feet, resonates...Larry

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      this assuming we have only rational reactions to pick from.

    • maven101 profile image


      7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      A tyranny of the weak...the strongest tyranny of all, bound as we are by our conscience..Sometimes boots do not come with bootstraps so we have a choice; either sew on bootstraps or throw away the old boots and get new ones that have bootstraps...Voted up...Larry

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Your very welcome, you are right, that is another thing that can be done for sure.

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Jaggedfrost: A beautiful poem thank you. One can always offer a prayer for thos lost in hope that God will up lift them from the mire.

    • Jaggedfrost profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Ahorseback, the fixer is seldom a desirable place to be. I am sorry for that. This isn't to say that I haven't been there. I just have my own point of view on how to fix if I must.

      Ben, I am glad you like this. I haven't mastered how to write without a point. Maybe one day I will learn. As to the power I plead the fifth and will have to rely on capable souls such as yourself to toot my trumpet. I haven't the drive to toot my own. i guess that is my bad.

    • BenWritings profile image


      7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      You have some raw power in your writing

      Not for show, not for style, but for YOU

      You write to get messages across, and you do it well.


    • profile image


      7 years ago

      I like this Jaggedfrost, and the subject matter is something I've always been aquainted with. I believe I started out in relationships as the "fixer". I like the way this moves.


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