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Fragment

Created on: August 16, 2007   Last Updated: August 13, 2013 

Trembling underneath
A mask once hid it all
I believe you hold the key
So I'll go and take my fall

I would shake, I'd cry in love's embrace
The horror of the bitter past
Oh, how I've tried to erase
Society's stones cast, their stones cast
(so fast)

And my serenity; the stillness of my heart
Lasts for a moment, then the moment is gone
This yearning to be comforted by the strong
Within this fragment of time; passing, tattered and scarred

Has it an affect on my reflection?
Saddened by my image in life's waters
My mind to the West
as the East slowly sets

Trembling underneath
A mask that hid it all
I believe you hold the key
So I'm here to take my fall

I wouldn't shake, Yet gently I know the tears to come
with embers, sparkling bright
The stones cast, now just the past
As I take a deep breath, and breathe in hind-sight

At midnight's beckoning, A void left amid the dark 
Fadings; fragments, pieces, and parts
The weight becomes a bit heavy to bear
But it's a load according to who we are...

Could indeed, be it  love waiting?
....pass the glass....
Where softly tears fall
Life dreams through the darkness, 
~~where you are~~


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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 6:19:00 PM

    Another beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Through your poetry Cindy you will see the light, it sure shines on me,,,it is so lovely...yet sad

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 5:08:00 PM

    awesome write Cindy....best wishes

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:20:00 PM

    Beautiful vulnerability Cindy - motivating melancholoy - I admire the line/concept structure; its very effective and shows very good control of the language/concepts - the romantic metaphysics is the best part of all for me - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:13:00 AM

    the yearning so well described here,cindy..your perception and understanding of how to show your deep feelings brings poignancy to this work.. enjoyed!..:)

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:19:00 AM

    Spectacular in its expressive desire for more. Through the judgments, the conundrums, the uncertainties...you just want/hope that something real is waiting at the end. Very, very deep. You have a way with words. I'll have a cigarette in your honor. ;-)

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 7:53:00 PM

    You're an excellent writer, of this I have no doubt, xxx

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 6:28:00 PM

    Hi Cindy :) You did an excellent job with the revisions. Might I suggest....that you enter this one in the 'Fragments' contest.' I think it would do very well. Oh yeah, the only thing is that in the fragments contest, the title of the poem needs to be "Fragments." love and hugs, catie :)