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.

7 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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