Broken Vases

by M.U.   Jul 6, 2018

You know, you really do give me strength
in your fractured fragility -
so close to tears and so close to courage.

How lucky am I to have you beside me
as the rain wept by and through us
like souls - perhaps to unbreak us.

How lucky am I not to be alone
when the wind enclosed us,
hushed and shy - perhaps to embrace us.

Here we are:
two broken, thrown away vases
lying on the ground

holding, carefully, yesterday's raindrops.


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  • 4 months ago

    by Darren

    Judges comment

    This Got me at 'fractured fragility' There is strong emotion in this piece that lights up the screen. Great depth of character and storytelling in this piece. No filler words, the poem is stripped bare down to its essentials. Good job (7 points)

  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Judging Comment:

    The imagery of two broken vases lying there yet still intact with
    feelings for each other and it will remain as such even after. This can also
    be related to two people who deeply care for each other and are there for
    each other through it all. Perhaps my interpretation may be wrong but that
    is the picture I get in this...nicely penned.

  • 7 months ago

    by Ren

    This beautiful piece gave me chills the first time I read it and it still does. Congrats on the win!!

  • 7 months ago

    by naaz

    I can't help falling in love with this one.

  • 7 months ago

    by Mark

    Great win!

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