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Shattered Pieces

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

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Shattered Pieces

The unbroken mirror reflected only my stare
Though when shattered the pieces lying there
Reflect more truth than they ever could while whole
The angled pieces now piercing my soul

Unbroken it only saw what before it I'd place
Never knowing the demons I often face
But the jagged sharp pieces before me now
Are finding those places where they dwell somehow

They seem to be taking me slowly apart
I look for me with no place to start 
I try to put them together but only find
A distorted image of my tortured mind

I gather them up and throw them away
Fearing my soul inside them forever may stay
I'll hang a shiny new mirror on the wall
And forget this day ever happened at all

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:55:00 PM
    I really enjoyed you first poem Donna ;-) ...Hugs Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/12/2014 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Tim....wow you went way back...I sure was nervous about posting this first one....didn't know what I was doing at all! Glad you enjoyed..thanks...
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Stepping out of that gray sky and welcoming a blue sky. New perceptions, new hope! Such a moving piece from you, Donna! Bless you and be happy always! Lovelots my Souper-Friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:14:00 AM
    Hi Donna, I took your advice and read your poem, it expresses a lot of thought as when the mirror is broken the memories become many as these memories stretch out right through the barriers of time, it is no wonder they say, a broken mirror will give you 7 years of bad luck, replacing the mirror is not really the answer because it will start all over again. lol. John.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem! Much deserved. Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/31/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jack....:-)
  1. Date: 3/30/2013 4:44:00 PM
    Donna, this endures a good flowing verse, enjoyed your poem. Many Blessings with your Featured Poem of the week. By the way no matter my blue color or tune I am always here, spreading the colorful cheer.....Happy Easter!" xox~ LINDA

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/30/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you enjoyed the poem Linda ...and because you are always there spreading cheer is why everyone loves..you..hope you and your family are doing as well as possible on this Easter weekend...Donna
  1. Date: 3/27/2013 4:58:00 PM
    love how you have personified this Donna..awesome poetry..

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/27/2013 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I always love to see you have stopped to read one of my poems Harry...thanks...donna
  1. Date: 3/25/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Congrats on this touching feature. I see this in a lot of the kids I work with. Sometimes the new mirror takes a long time arriving.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/25/2013 4:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well it is kind of you to work with kids and I shall keep you and them in my prayers. I hope they come to see new faces in new mirrors very soon. Donna
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 3:27:00 PM
    I remember a contest about shattered pieces. was this in it? It's very nicely written. your first poem ever at Soup, I see!!! awesome.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/20/2013 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea. No they said it had to be a new poem and I had already posted this one, but glad you liked it...Donna
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Dear Donna, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. I usually start reading a POET from thier beginning on POETRYSOUP. When YOUR first POEM is Perfection as this POEM is, it is hard to comment on YOUR future Perfect POEMS. Words such as Excellent,Awesome, and Superb(my favourite) seem to be blahza. I Love Rhyme, Haiku, Senryu, and Free Verse. The rhyming, message,and the Imagery are well defined in this POETIC Masterpiece. I bow to YOUR Laureatus Talent. A crown of Laurel

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/20/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow....for a small town nobody like me this is just about more than I can take in....but I sure do appreciate all the kind words...I write when I am lonely, depressed, or happy.. thank you for taking the time to read my poem....Donna
    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire
    Date: 3/20/2013 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I place upon YOUR Head and Honor YOU with "The Golden Pen of POETIC Excellence (an Imaginary Prize, Lenore and I came up with 40 Years ago) I look forward to absorbing YOUR Talent. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry I will now rewrite a Soup Mail to YOU
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 3:19:00 PM
    Donna, I'm so glad you noticed my writing. I have found another poet to add to my favorite list.... You are a pleasure to read... even in those reflecting less than pleasant topics. This one reminds me of "Reflections" written about myself as seen in the mirror..... Love Ya dearly...... Jake

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/6/2013 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Likewise Jake I immediately added you to mine as well. Thanks and I will check out Reflections...
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:47:00 PM
    Wow, this is deep. I'm sure anyone reading this can feel where you're coming from. This reads like a poem I'd find in a well-known published poetry book! Welcome to Poetry Soup, Donna <3

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/1/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Again you give me confidence to keep trying. I truly hope you turn a corner into a miracle in your life and smile everyday. Just know you are never alone, and people do care.
  1. Date: 1/29/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Throwing the pieces away almost always works for me. Fine writing. Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/29/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah...thanks for stopping by again...
  1. Date: 1/25/2013 8:10:00 PM
    About your poem; I like the way you ended the poem. Reassuring yourself that picking up the pieces and not looking back are the right thing. A very sad poem...but the ending is very uplifting... hope to see you around more... and when you post your first blog...please alert me... he he... always~ LINDA

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/25/2013 9:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well I would be glad to let you know when I blog if I knew how. I,m 53 and haven't kept up with all this new stuff. I cannot hardly figure out hoe to get a poem on here but i'm learning. Wish I could learn to put my pic on here maybe soon. I'll try to learn how to blog. I'm not on Facebook or anything. I'm not weird or stupid just not savvy n this new computer stuff and no kids around to help me
  1. Date: 1/25/2013 8:08:00 PM
    Donna, first I want to welcome you to the soup before I read the first poem you posted on the soup. xox~PD

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/25/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the welcome you are kind
  1. Date: 1/25/2013 7:16:00 AM
    We'll fix this verses form label and then all your writes will be KNOWN ;) You can list this as rhyme, couplet or quatrain. And YOu are doing great..Thanks for stopping by my work. Light & Love

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/25/2013 9:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well I enjoy reading what you write, and really enjoy any advise you can give. Are you saying if I categorize my stuff as couplet or quatrain more people might stop to read them?
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 6:20:00 PM
    Just hang around for a while and observe what others do... don't be shy! You've come to the right place... lots of talented poets! I'm sure you'll fit in! This is a great write, dear friend... surely nothing to be shy about! Big hugs, Jack xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 1/22/2013 7:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the kin words. Is there an easy way for me to put my picture on here, I'm obviously not very computer savvy. Guess I'll have to get the next six year old I see to do it for me haha