Beautifully Broken: A Poem

Birth – a new life

Lots of possibility

A blank slate

Years to be lived

sunset with mom and baby in background

Loss – people come and go

Pain

Confusion

Longing for something better

 

Words – cut through me

What do I do?

How can I please?

When will they ever end?

brain/mind/memory being erased

 

Anxiety – rips me apart

Constantly afraid

Always on alert

Nobody could possibly understand

 

Graduation – a glimpse of hope

College is coming soon

Another blank slate

So many possibilities

 

Empty – disappointment 

It still hurts

It never ends

When will it ever go away?

Anna Schultz-Black And White Girl From Behind

 

No, no, no

I refuse to give in

I refuse to give up

I refuse to lose

 

I can see it – a bright future

A roadmap of scars

A beautiful masterpiece

Embrace the emotional damage

A new, beautifully broken me

The pieces slowly glued back together

Never looking back