Hour 17 – Prompt 17 – Broken glass

Every moment in school, we were together
It had been six years now, as fast friends
We had a bond, one that was possessive
She was my anchor and I was her bestie

Our eyes always sought each other
Even in silence, we knew the other’s thoughts
From the moment we stepped into the school bus
Till the moment we bid goodbye, we were together

I was out of action, ill, in seventh grade
For nearly three months, pain was a constant companion
I missed my friend, like never before
I pushed myself to get well soon, so that I could see her

Finally, I walked, one day to school
One foot ahead of the other, with a plaster on my left thigh
My eyes sought her, I went to sit with her
But she had found a new friend, in my time away

The hurt was sharp, my tears flowed in private
My confused mind, laden with medicines, refused to accept
We did not have phones then, to check on each other
I did not expect her to get my address, to visit me home

Yet, I thought, she would be the counting days too
She would wait for me to recover, and embrace me
Her warmth would wipe away my pain, I would be whole again
The shattered pieces of my heart left me bleeding, silently

One thought on “Hour 17 – Prompt 17 – Broken glass

  1. Very impactful! This poem is raw with innocence and emotion-I love it. The style is great and flows well. I love the combination of free verse and rhyming poetry/couplets…it creates different feelings and emotions. I absolutely love the last two lines, “Her warmth would wipe away my pain, I would be whole again
    The shattered pieces of my heart left me bleeding, silently”
    I love the alliteration and personification. Excellent!

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