#342 of 365 – “unbroken”



still in a struggle

I squeezed through the day

trying to mold it around me

like a lump of my clay

the cloud cover

broke up my sky into pieces

rainfall folded

my hopes in its creases

but a slow burning sunset

undid blinds that don’t open

and crippled prayers

rose from their sickbeds unbroken




About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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10 Responses to #342 of 365 – “unbroken”

  1. Fig Tree Chance says:

    Oh WOW, Merle–this is my new FAVE. Gosh, I love it–it speaks to me, such a tribute to faith and hope.

    • Fig Tree Chance says:

      Would it be okay for me to print a copy for my keepsakes box? I wouldn’t publish it anywhere (though I’m thinking I may do a “reblog day”–as there are several poets I’d like to feature.

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Fig…sometimes the hope at the end is just that…hope. Unfortunately I don’t always feel that hope…but I’m trying.

      • Blackbird says:

        Sure Figgy…you can print, reblog or publish anything of mine anytime…as long as my name is on there – which I know would be…you don’t even have to ask.

      • Fig Tree Chance says:

        We don’t have to feel it 24/7, dear heart–but every time we do, we can celebrate!

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  3. Fig Tree Chance says:

    Reblogged this on ECHOING ENIGMA and commented:
    Merle is one of my new fave poets–every single post she writes cuts right to the heart’s marrow. Fabulous.

  4. jcqlndav says:

    Your imagery is stunning”— squeezed through the day–” speaks to those difficult days when moving forward takes everything I have to give. Somehow it the words remind me of those times when I grieve and dread the dawn of another day when someone special is missing for good.

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