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Once Broken

When all around
sharp   scattered  fragments
of broken dreams
bloodied my soul -
pierced every thought
that dared to take a step -
YOU lifted me.

When bowed by
an unrelenting weight
of cold and ice and snow, I bent
until my crown was buried,
frozen on the ground ...
sounds of snapping crashing limbs
shattered on the crust
and s l i d against my brow;
YOU hoped and waited
for me to stand once more.

When in the storm
I faltered -
too far, too lost, too gone,
choking on waves of self pity
and regret,
You stood on shore
and held a lamp high
until I followed its golden glow


And when I couldn't
with these two arms
hold all of the pieces together,
YOU wrapped your LOVE
around all
and once more
I was WHOLE ...

Written Dec. 14, 2013 by Craig Cornish

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  1. Date: 4/10/2014 8:38:00 PM
    Craig, this is a self revealing work of art.. congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 4/9/2014 7:03:00 AM
    I wasn't familiar with that contest, but this poem seems pretty good to me! as I said to andrea, I'm seeing so many great poems on the winning list, it's difficult to believe they weren't winners the first time around! anyway, congrats on your deserved win this time! :)

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 9:21:00 AM
    I just love how you expressed yourself here. This is an exceptional piece of writing. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/18/2014 2:09:00 AM
    hmmm, I have read several winners already and in my humble opinion, this one really grabbed me and made me feel something. Just goes to show how subjective a points system can be!! congrats on the hm, anyway.

  1. Date: 1/17/2014 7:41:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Craig! The only thing that kept it from placing higher in the Kintsukuroi Contest is the lack of treatment of the "more beautiful when broken" concept. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/29/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Words of inspiration. This made me stop and ponder how love is the ultimate healer in a world or heavy hearts. Beautiful. Happy New Year !

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Awesome Craig....James Taylor and Carol King would applaud You also! Merry Christmas, chuck 7 stars

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Lovely poem, it kind of lifted me. I enjoyed this one....peter

  1. Date: 12/15/2013 3:51:00 PM
    I think you have defines LOVE, shown us love! Good one Craig. Light & LOVE

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 12/17/2013 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank ye on the 's & the Santa!
  1. Date: 12/15/2013 5:50:00 AM
    Emotive and expressive work that you have penned..Enjoyed reading it today..Thanks for dropping by to let me know that I placed in your contest and thanks for the honor of being there..Sara

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 11:02:00 PM
    This is very poignant, beautiful, and humble. Loved it. and glad that standing up for what is right, has made a difference. You helped make that happen. Be proud of that !! (another ps......thanks very much for Emmanuel .....the music is inspiring !! Thanks for all of these things. Happy Holidays !!

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:27:00 PM
    wow, what a powerful and beautiful poem this is, Craig, and you show yourself such a good friend here with the way you support your friends!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:13:00 PM
    How beautiful this is...that you let us share this we should thank you. So thank you Craig :)

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 9:06:00 PM
    This is beautiful Craig :) soupmail

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 7:52:00 PM
    The love is really really obvious in this one Craig...ahhhh...warms the spirit...

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 5:16:00 PM
    To wrap love around those special to us.How beautiful this is..You are very talented.A very warm poem.

  1. Date: 12/14/2013 5:03:00 PM
    a beautiful tribute!

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 12/14/2013 5:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene!
  1. Date: 12/14/2013 3:06:00 PM

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 12/14/2013 4:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Eileen, Thank you so much!