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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Broken


I enjoyed reading Betsy's post on turning quick writes into poems today.  I fully intended to give this technique a try for my slice today.  But, as often happens, life got in my face and demanded that I write a different kind of slice.  It's still a poetry slice but it stems from a lunch table conversation instead of a quick write. 

once happy
often light-hearted
frustration floats
heaviness in the air
broken
the mood has shifted
tolerating the untolerable
feet dragging
excuse making
broken
changes needed
follow through lost
ignoring lets it linger
broken

5 comments:

  1. Interesting poem, it reminds me how quickly the mood can change. Sometimes I try to ride it out instead of reacting.

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  2. I enjoyed your poem. I like how you start with the happy and move into the haunting of broken. It speaks volumes about relationships.

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  3. And yes, isn't that the truth. Our conversation was interesting today and you perfectly captured it in this poem.

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  4. Very thought provoking! hmmm..... I've been thinking a lot about how optimistic ... grateful.... motivated... I was when I started teaching and why/how has that changed. There are days when I think that I'm making a difference and then there are days where I feel as if I'm spinning my wheels. I guess I need to work on my lunch laugh :)

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  5. It sounds like a heavy, heavy time, Robin, hope tomorrow will bring a lighter mood.

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