When She Broke…

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When she broke she shattered into a million pieces and fell to the ground.
She lay scattered all around.

She couldn’t gather herself together again
It was cold and the rain washed some parts of her away.

Shards of her were stamped on by random passers-by.
And bits went with the wind like a dandelion would fly.

All that was left was scarcely enough to put together
She mustered enough strength and,
found her pieces, but did it really matter?

She glued herself with the little soul left
But so much was missing, it was only emptiness she felt.

She became a different her, having jagged edges
And surrounded herself with barbed hedges.

But don’t you see, she had to break to rise
How else could she let in the light?

Nothing that breaks fixes perfectly,
But it does ever so beautifully.

This is her, the girl who broke.
Now, someone like never before..

-Leha

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Raja says:

    Wow, own story?

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      1. Raja says:

        I feel like I have heard this story somewhere before, “Nothing that breaks fixes perfectly”but gold is obtained by breaking large chunks of rock. Even after breaks gold is gold. She is gold

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  2. ACountryBoy says:

    It does change a person.

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    1. Leha says:

      yes indeed

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  3. pratikshya2 says:

    Beautiful poem. I could think of the Japanese ritual to join broken ceramics back with gold linings in between the cracks, so that the cracks are visible after the piece is whole again, to retain it’s history and all that it has been through.
    Beautiful verse indeed.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much! Yes I do remember reading that somewhere. It’s a beautiful ritual

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  4. Ravish Mani says:

    Wonderfully written, Leha. Liked the message conveyed in the second & third stanza from the bottom.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much!!

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank You:)

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  5. Anita says:

    Great message.
    “Aaj toote to kal phir baney…”-
    Song- ‘Zindagi ki yehi reet hai, haar ke baad hi jeet hai’, Movie- Mr.India
    Remembered the lyrics of this song!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thode aansu hai, thodi hasi
      Aaj gham hai toh kal hai khushi … ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank You.

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  6. Loved this poem. Reminded me of an older poem I had written –

    https://ashwinis-perceptions.blogspot.in/2006/03/freedom.html

    The video version with the music was very emphatic. Loved the rendition. Great job!

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    1. Leha says:

      Loved your poem too.. Thank you so much:) Glad you liked the video. I was trying something new and your feedback helped!

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  7. Avantika says:

    Love your poetry and writing style and the images that go with it.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks so much!

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  8. richamina says:

    once broken forever scarred… but even scars heal with time…

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  9. And that’s how a phoenix symbolizes, rising from its own ashes!

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    1. Leha says:

      I loved your analogy!

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  10. Neha Gupta says:

    Loved your poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Lavanya says:

    Well said. Your poem brings to mind a fragile vase all broken to pieces. Nice imagery.

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    1. Leha says:

      That’s a lovely analogy:)

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  12. Pr@Gun says:

    Beautiful & creative

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    1. Leha says:

      Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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