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Broken

Broken I remember when the police came and took you away to jail I stood at the doorway in your bedroom in tears Thinking about how everything in your life had failed Knowing that you made endless bad decisions throughout the years I stood by your side trying to reach out to you, to do the right things I looked for the meaning behind your words expressed through your bipolar pain I can still hear the echoes of your tears falling when you felt lost in everything I can still see them painfully through the rain Your laughter when times were good, brought a smile on my face Your green eyes that sparkled at me brought hope in my heart once again Those are times I thought I had you in a safe place Little did I know we were far away from a peaceful end Twenty one months later, I find myself walking in your room, alone The bed remains untouched; still I feel your presence there I can still hear your music blasting and the smell your favorite cologne I close my eyes feeling broken, shattered with deep despair Wish I could cradle you as if you were still a little boy Keeping you safe and protected in my arms from harm’s way Wanting to turn back the younger years when there was nothing but joy Nothing was broken then, like it is today
Contest: Brokenness Sponsor: Skat By: Gail Doyle

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  1. Date: 11/10/2012 9:48:00 PM

    Well done Gail.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 9:51:00 PM

    GAIL, CONGRATS !! In my sisters, brokenness' contest.. xox~PD

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 3:02:00 PM

    My dear Gail....no mother should ever have to go through such anguish. I hope that one day your heart will be healed completely and your son will be no longer broken. Thanks for sharing such a heart wrenching write. Hugs

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Cecilia, you just brought tears in my eyes after reading your comment as if it came straight from my soul. Thank you for your empathy. Hugs, Gail
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 8:33:00 AM

    Gail, my heart goes out to you, such sadness for a mother. A truly heartfelt poem of despair. Congratulations.

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joann, thank you for congratulating me on my first place win in SKAT's contest today. Luv, Gail
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:10:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem winning in ~SKAT's "Brokenness" contest Gail. You are in my prayers always. Love, Carol

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carol, thank you for congratulating me on my first place win in SKAT's contest today. Luv, Gail
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 3:38:00 AM

    congrats on your win with this gem my friend.. Have a great day...cory

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 3:09:00 AM

    Heartbreaking poem. We feel more pain for our children than we feel for ourselves. You are in my prayers, congrats on your bittersweet win w6ur

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Patricia, thank you for congratulating me on my first place win in SKAT's contest today. Luv, Gail
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 1:08:00 AM

    Big congrats Gail xx

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mandy, thank you for congratulating me on my first place win in SKAT's contest today. Luv, Gail
  1. Date: 10/25/2012 12:53:00 AM

    WOW GAIL ANGEL ..MANY WARM CONGRATS ON A SPECTACULAR WRITE AND WELL DESERVED FIRST PLACE WIN LUV ..

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Linda, thank you for congratulating me on my first place win in SKAT's contest today. Luv, Gail
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 7:18:00 PM

    very moving poem Gail......

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Joseph, thank you for commenting on my poem Broken. Hugs, Gail
  1. Date: 10/21/2012 11:42:00 PM

    A very well written testiment......It's a scary disorder, bipolar, and especially so when we as mothers can't do anything to make our babies get better. but as a silver-lining, we are enabled to enjoy, truly enjoy those precious good days, and have paitience for the not so good days. keep your head up, and your faith high. it will get better......Katei

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/25/2012 9:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Kathryn, thanks for commenting on my poem Broken. Hugs, Gail
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 9:31:00 PM

    Gail; this is so sad, but good. I hope it is not a real life story. Good luck in the contest. Lucy

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 4:33:00 PM

    Wow, the pain you have felt throughout your years is immense my friend! I hate to see you go through this, but somehow it will work in the end, some day, someway! This poem is tremendous Gail, I really love this write! What a dedicated piece, Great Work!!

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/20/2012 4:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Russell, thank you for such a warm comment to me on my poem Broken. I am healing gradually though I wish it was complete. I still have my bad days but I have friends like you on the soup and my faith in God to carry me through. Hugs always, Gail
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 3:05:00 PM

    I can cry with you Gail ..... very touching story / poem. - oxox Anne-Lise / / always <3

    Doyle Avatar Gail Angel Doyle Date: 10/20/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Anne, thanks for commenting and enjoying my poem Broken. Wishing you and Arild a beautiful weekend. Love always, Gail
  1. Date: 10/20/2012 2:24:00 PM

    ‡ A Sliver In Glass From Amid A Highrise Shattered; These Endless Reflections Of Countless Precious Lives, My Dear Sweet Beautiful Gail. We Live In An Age Of Frankensteins Whom Help To Create And Then Point Fingers As Their Own Reflections Would Flee Their Looking Glass. Very Stirring And Beautiful Painting. My Love, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 10/20/2012 1:22:00 PM

    this is very touching, I feel for you, and hope everything turns out okay in your future. :(