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The broken places

The world breaks;
earthquakes shake;
tsunamis shatter.
Only people matter.

Farewell my arms,
if I do not hold onto you.
Farewell my legs,
if I do not stand tall for you.

Farewell my heart,
if it does not steadfastly beat.
Farewell my mind,
if it accepts humanity’s defeat.

For though the world is broken;
when even poetry can seem token,
as I carefully peruse loving faces,
I find my strength in the broken places.

The broken places

msdebbie

Joined March 2009

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Artist's Description

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.
Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929.
Seether, ft Amy Lee, Broken

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I want to hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph;
and I know it serves me well
I want to hold you high and steal your pain

Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re nowhere
You’ve gone away,
You don’t feel me here anymore

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I want to hold you high, and steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I want to hold you high and steal your pain

Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome

Artwork Comments

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