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 Broken and torn from days long gone

Not from neglect or anything wrong

A family often would sit and communicate

I tried to listen, most times I could relate

 

I loved that family that crawled on me

Having fun playing games or watch TV

Late into the evening the girls would date

Playing love songs, kissing, feeling great

 

Rough housing little ones jumped too hard

Finally my legs fell off, from being jarred

They tried to make me work by patching

All those cats hopping on and scratching

 

Finally, I gave up the ghost and lost the fight

They took me outside and said goodnight

They bought one new; but often would say

I loved the old couch; it was good in it's day

Broken and torn from days long gone Not from neglect or anything wrong A family often would sit and communicate I tried to listen, most times I could relate I loved that family that crawled on me Having fun playing games or watch TV Late into the evening the girls would date Playing love songs, kissing, feeling great Rough housing little ones jumped too hard Finally my legs fell off, from being jarred They tried to make me work by patching All those cats hopping on and scratching Finally, I gave up the ghost and lost the fight They took me outside and said goodnight They bought one new; but often would say I loved the old couch; it was good in it's day

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/24/2017 3:02:00 PM
Great theme, Nicole. It's already been years, but I hope things are well for you and that we see more poems from you sometime.
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Date: 1/25/2017 11:03:00 AM
A SAD BUT GREAT POEM, NICOLE.
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Date: 4/28/2016 11:43:00 AM
Fantastic Poem.... Old stuff holds memories and most times has sentimental value --- thanks for reminding us of that!!!
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Date: 3/10/2016 1:27:00 PM
deep write... enjoyed. LINDA
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Date: 7/19/2015 4:35:00 PM
NICOLE, Stopped by to say hello, I enjoyed reading your poem today. FOREVER <3 SKAT
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Date: 3/5/2015 5:08:00 PM
Sometimes objects take on a life of their own ;) nice use of implied metaphor! Light & Love
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Date: 2/9/2015 6:59:00 PM
Wonderfully written Nicole. Great way is using the couch and how it related to the family. Janet
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Nicole Alexander
Date: 2/10/2015 12:24:00 AM
Thank you very much for the nice comment. Hugs, Nicole
Date: 1/31/2015 5:50:00 AM
Austanding and lasting verses,thoughts and feelings feed from "A family often would sit and communicate"...I mean also, a family of poets,you belong to. Congrat.
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Date: 1/30/2015 10:31:00 AM
Hey Nicole, what a lovely tribute to something that plays a huge part in our lives. It's funny, but until I read your poem, I never thought about how much time we spend and the memories made on our furniture pieces. A lovely expression and well done. Neva
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Date: 1/28/2015 7:57:00 PM
A great piece of rhyme and personification. I did not see the end coming. Very well penned. love shane xxx
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Date: 1/28/2015 6:37:00 AM
A nice poem... some things in life go a long way with us.. best wishes
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Date: 1/27/2015 11:36:00 PM
Oh, great piece of writing; you 've made the old furniture speak literally of how it was cared in the past and how it became redundant later!
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Nicole Alexander
Date: 1/28/2015 2:16:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comment and will comment on some of yours as soon as I feel better. Hugs, God Bless Nicole
Date: 1/27/2015 11:31:00 AM
wow now that's using your head what a wonderful write :) bless it be dee
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Nicole Alexander
Date: 1/28/2015 2:17:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comment and will comment on some of yours as soon as I feel better. Hugs, God Bless Nicole
Date: 1/27/2015 10:55:00 AM
A wonderful write, I thought it was a bedraggled Mum at first! Love it! God Bless. D.
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Nicole Alexander
Date: 1/28/2015 2:17:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comment and will comment on some of yours as soon as I feel better. Hugs, God Bless Nicole
Date: 1/27/2015 10:53:00 AM
Nice poem soft and subtle.
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Nicole Alexander
Date: 1/28/2015 2:19:00 AM
I appreciate your kind comment and will comment on some of yours as soon as I feel better. Hugs, God Bless Nicole