Take the edge off

by Michael   Nov 10, 2017

If only-
you could really see
the journey I’ve had,
to take with me.

Exploring depths you
couldn’t measure;
to sift the ruin
from the treasure.

I broke-
the seal of my
painful chest,
and opened up
my harrowed quest.

The gems-
I held were cracked
and flawed;
but searching on I
found this sword.

This sword-
was struck with
hands of sin;
ones belonging to,
my next of kin!

with time I
nurtured its blade;
cleansed the stains
from wounds you’d made!

This process-
took time and,
cut me deep.
But now this sword
is mine to keep.

The scars-
I bear may never
show, but in my heart;
your shame will glow.


that this sword
of your sin; is mine,
I’ll slice the memories
over time.

This sword-
is my strength,
forever more.

I’ve cut the diamond-
from your


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  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Aw brilliant Michael! I just love the way you've expressed what you gained from something bad. It's so clever! :-) x

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Kitty and yes absolutely :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Maher

    Very well written, Mr Michael. I really enjoyed this one - especially the very last verse:

    'I’ve cut the diamond-
    from your

    That's a great line!

    Stay safe and keep writing, my friend :)

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mr Mayer and for reading means a lot fella :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Your writes are always so varied and well executed, Michael. A real treat to read.

    All the very best,


    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Ben :)

  • 1 year ago

    by C Cattaway

    A clever write. I like how you have used the previous to progress onwards. Beautiful.
    Catherine x

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Catherine and for reading my poem :)x

  • 1 year ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Wow Michael this is deep and my take on this sounds like hurt and betrayal. Cutting the diamond it could mean either way. Forgiveness is a slow process. We all have a past but we should come clean when with the right one. I may be completely wrong but this write I had to read over. All the very best hugs

    • 1 year ago

      by Michael

      All so very true my dear Miss Dagmar and thank you :)

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