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Below is the poem entitled Ameliorate which was written by poet Christie Moses. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Yes...I know broken...

I know the haunt…..

The sad of shattered
A whisper of the lost child
that sheds a weep 
     from the depths
of black river darkness 
       and sheer 
mummified mourning

broken pieces
glued together
    Slightly jagged
Making a heart feel 
only half of its whole…

nothing can snuff out
those beams of brilliance
      that glimmer 
despite the thunder
and the hail storm 
      of remember

In the dark shed 
   of memories
a red clay recall
Awakening of fiery fear...
Dank and dreary
of pale watered pink
and sliver chains
A closed mouth

Trust is tattered
A blank madness
Deep turquoise sadness
that few have known

Still with tenacious steps
           tread on….
To make the other side
Steel strength
       in earth hands

To know that slate grey pain
and the white smoke 
        of impossibility
The courage to just keep on….
Through the sea 
          of violent fuschia
and find a beacon….
A sweet candle flame flicker
        that burns 
a soft yellow gold
On low beam eternal
that none could rid us of…


Yet the crooked road taken
that was not of our choosing
and we were forced to travel
 We have walked it
        bleeding yet strong

can find a way to mend…..

Inspired by the song “Broken” by Scott Stapp
And for the undaunted spirit of one I call“Super Woman”
And “PPE” Two people I admire enormously

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  1. Date: 6/12/2009 6:37:00 PM
    Nicely written. Strength and hope shines through. Congratulations on your place in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 11:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your success in Chris's contest Christie Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 8:14:00 PM
    Congrats on your fine poem being a winner. Love, BG

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 7:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.. a wonderful poem

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 4:14:00 PM
    Congrats Christie on your excellent win in Christopher's contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/11/2009 1:54:00 PM
    Christie, congrats on your success in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 1/23/2009 5:29:00 AM
    '...the sad of shattered,' '...white smoke of impossibility,' ...superb phrasing! A testament to those who struggle on, no matter what. BRAVO Christie! Love, me

  1. Date: 1/23/2009 4:02:00 AM
    Wow, great tribute, my fabulous friend, your words, imagery and the colour of your writing, is forever an inspiration, you have an awesome talent. I love this poem so much (even though I was expecting one on warm sunshine LOL). Love Jack

  1. Date: 1/22/2009 2:36:00 AM
    Great words nicely written from your blessed hands. Loved it, God bless...Raul

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 11:43:00 PM
    Beautiful writing here Ckistie.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 4:33:00 PM
    And "You Are" a great example of this I believe!!!!~For, "You Are One Of The Most Beautiful & Gentle of Hearts & Souls" that I have 'Ever' seen!!!!!!~So I would say, "What's gone is gone~and 'The Flower of Splendor,' (You) forever lives on, "Brightly & Beautifullyl!!!!!!"~"My Love To 'You & Your Precious Brianna' Always & Forever, John!!!"~"Goodnight Perfectly Enchanting Christie Moses!!!!!":)

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 4:24:00 PM
    I have always believed that empathy; especially through ones own experience itself; is one of compassion and sypathies greatest vessels towards a beautiful heart and soul!!!~Although, again, it kind of breaks my heart deeply~to consider this certain, ever happening to someone I care for sooo very deeply~as I do "You" yourself!!!!!!~But I have always said, that "God" does "His" greatest works, amid the darkest of the darkest nights....{Cont}

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 4:14:00 PM
    Smile~Alright, I got the thirteenth comment~You know that's my lucky day~Smile~I remember speaking unto Yourself a couple of months ago, about this certain state of perception and thought....and how darkness thrives on casting its fetters and holding on tight....and I sincerely loved the way that "You" took it all~turned it around~and spit it all back within its twisted face~within "Your" ending here dear lady!!!....{Cont}

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 4:07:00 PM
    Smile?~"Hello Precious & Gifted & Beautiful Christie Moses & Your Priceless Little Brianna!!!"~I hope that Your day went wonderfully for You Both today dear lady!!!~And that Your evening shall be even brighter!!!~ I am somewhat regretful that I did not get to You earlier upon this extremely, emotional and powerful write of heart and soul~hmmm, You know how I truly hate to see such sadness brush "Your Beautiful Wings!!!"....{Cont}

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 11:52:00 AM
    Amazing tribute Christie. Sorry for those of you who have struggled in early life, and so proud to see and feel the light shining within your words, finding truth and well being along the hard road you have traveled. Shine on to all of you. With love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 10:41:00 AM
    Hi Christie... not often, but sometimes, hard and truthful words can be written with such compassion and tenderness that they are a light in themselves.... through all the poems I have read of yours this quality of you always shines out... as always, great writing Christie... I applaud through watery eyes....

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 10:15:00 AM
    "Yet the crooked road taken..........We walked it bleeding yet strong" A great poem...its proper tribute to those who give us strength and the hard times we draw strength from. As always outstanding!!Much luv, Steve

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 9:44:00 AM
    P.S-this was so beautiful and personal, i must snag it for my faves. :)

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 9:43:00 AM
    Oh, my dear Miss. Christie, you simply are too much. (can you see my heart beaming with thanks and light and understanding?) I thank you hun, for this, and to whomever else this was about, right on - for only through the darkness, can we see the light. to have made it through, is the greatest reward, and our birthright. so...right on my comrads in childhood war, we have come back to fight another day! Hear me roar, and all that! lol you are AWESOME and so kind, thanks my dear, again. XO love me

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 8:27:00 AM
    Excellently written Christie.