Broken

So beautiful she was, colorful and bright
Flying so high without a worry or fright
And from underneath in one fell swoop 
She fell broken and wingless
Completely thrown for a loop

No longer felt beautiful but tainted inside
Sadness rushed through her like a landslide
Feeling broken and ugly, rendering useless
How cruel, is this punishment for being so beauteous?

Day after day, in a constant daze
Unable to see through the haze
Her world forever fogged, so she thought
Broken into pieces feeling so distraught

Who could want such tainted pleasure
For they know not what lies beneath her eyes ever
And so she stands alone in the wake of her knowledge
All hope of a happily ever after, she feared, in a blink damaged

Only time can heal such fragile fractures
Collecting the pieces until each one is captured
Until then she will remain broken
Like an empty promise of words left unspoken…

- xsimplifyingmymindx  May 2012

Shattered, Pieces of Me

And so it has been written,
my world,
so hard it has bitten,
to myself I will keep curled
and into the darkness,
fully I will be submerged

Excruciating rise in fear
rushing wildly like an electrical current
ready to instill a shock so rare
into what was once whole and vibrant
but now a shell, absent, vacant as I glare

Into the mirror feeling lifeless, gasping for air
knowing this burden, heavy to bare
will be forever a weight carried with no room for error
that once fleeting moment, now a glimpse of despair

How can I be blissful , when the future appears so grim
how do I get through this, fear and negativity filled to the brim
shattered across the floor, all hopes for more
pieces of me scattered like a jigsaw
will I ever arise to renew and restore?

-xsimplifyingmymindx  May 2012

Alone by Maya Angelou

Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don’t believe I’m wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can’t use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They’ve got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I’ll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.