A Poem, In Pieces

At some point in our lives, we’ve all faced adversities that have shattered us. We collect the pieces and continue with life in any way that we can. I wrote this poem a little while ago, and it encapsulates the impetus of our return.

I collect the pieces in a jar
I do not want to be broken
I say as I wish upon a star
How can this be are the words unspoken
Cracks dance across my face like lightning in a sky
I hide alone up here in my tower of fears
Away from the accusing eye
I put myself together with glue made of tears
I did no wrong, but I am shattered
Surely death would set me free
Because my fragments remain scattered
My impetus has come as I rise to a knee
I was in pieces, but I did not fall
I’ll continue to collect myself until I stand tall

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Travis

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved.

11 thoughts on “A Poem, In Pieces

    1. Thank you for the kind words! You’re welcome. It hits home for many, me being one of them. Our spirits are gifted with an indomitable will that can overcome a mountain of adversities. While we bend and sometimes may shatter, we always collect ourselves and overcome. I am glad I was able to relate to it. Thank you so much for the encouragement! 😁

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  1. “I put myself together with glue made of tears
    I did no wrong, but I am shattered” – utterly speechless.

    This whole poem hit home to me. You truly have a natural knack for writing.

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    1. Oh, wow! That is such a great compliment to hear you were left speechless. 🤗☺️ I really dug deep on that poem. I have to say, when I evoke this type of emotion while writing I do get emotional and usually have tears in my eyes. I really get into an emotional zone and I truly believe it helps my writing. Thank you so much for the compliment it made my day!

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      1. Hey… it’s me again. Lol. Truly though, you pulled at my heartstrings. I feel the most vulnerable, and hardest words to write are what really reach out and connect to others. Especially when there are times that it may be hard to put certain feelings into words. I feel as if you took these thoughts out of my head from when I went through a hardship. Very powerful. Do. Not. Stop. Writing.

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      2. Oh hiiiiii!😁 haha. I’m glad I was able to articulate those feelings so well. I wanted it to be relatable just knowing that we’ve all been broken at some point in our lives. Aww, now that tugs on my heartstrings hearing that it resonated so deeply within. I love your encouragement and support! I am smiling ear to ear as I read the last part of your comment. 😊

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