What do you do?

What do you do
If your heart is
Shattered
The shards lying before you
Spattered with tears and vitriol
Broken
A map of the road not taken
Pondering
Where that path would have led.

What do you do
If your mind is
Distracted
The voices in you head arguing
The devil’s advocate
A broken record
Replaying the same line again and again
Twisting
Turning and going round and round.

What do you do
If your day starts blue
Drowned
In the colours of melancholy
Painted with what ifs and maybes
A broken canvas
Images of another life
Never lived
A blue line to the the horizon.

What do you do
With a life like that?

You mend the heart with super glue
You wipe away the tears and vitriol
You put away the map to the alternate universe
You pull the plug on the voices in your head
You colour the day with a rainbow
You wipe the canvas clean

One step at a time
You put it back together
You live your life
You do the best you can
You are who you are
Right now.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

What do you do?

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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