by: JP Leddy
Parts of me
Disconnected and torn apart
Sliced by betrayal
Scattered and trampled
No longer whole
No Pain, No tears
Numbed to Love
By soothing forked tongues
I am thousands of puzzle parts
That no longer fit
A sad pile of junk
To be discarded
My heart broken
It no longer beats
For another or another
But is simply broken in
Poem submitted to Thursday Poets Rally Week 37 ( January 13-19)
I also accept the Perfect Poets Award for Poets Rally Week 36. I am deeply honored by the recognition. Thank you, Jingle , our fearless leader for coordinating the award nomination effort. I am honored to be counted among my peers who were recognized for their wonderful talent.
Rope swings and Swishes
I also nominate my fellow poet, Leo, for the same award for week 37.
- Eyes in a Room (tasithoughts.wordpress.com)
- Aldeburgh poetry prize roundup (guardian.co.uk)
- A Book for Poets (auntiehathaway.blogspot.com)
- The Poets (design-milk.com)
- Michael Klein, “What He Was Reading” (theawl.com)
- New (tasithoughts.wordpress.com)
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i used to play such jigsaw puzzles with my kids.
lovely poetry, thanks for the award acceptance and award nomination.
Thanks, Ji! I really appreciate all your efforts for the poets.
Beautiful write. expressed really well.
congratz on the award 🙂
Thank you, Raj.
Perfect award, absolutely deserved … I love puzzles, I have a collection of them so the image was kind of appealing to me. The words … heartfelt, I hope you’re ok and that’s just a fiction. Thank you very much for visiting me!
I am fine. I love your work. Thank you for visiting me, too!
That’s a sad, desolate place to be. You did a wonderful job of expressing that. I hope you’re not really feeling broken in pieces, JP…
You are sweet. I am doing fine now. I have been in that place. Thank goodness for time and healing.
I’m so happy to hear that. Yes, thank goodness for time and healing.
Congratulations my friend, so well deserved!! Your poem is so heartfelt. Hugs oxo
Thank you. Always appreciate your comment.
Have a wonderful weekend,
congrats on your perfect poet award wk 36.. here’s mine for this thursday.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/02/19/the-tears/
Thank you, Fiveloaf!
No longer whole
No Pain, No tears
Numbed to Love
By soothing forked tongues”
Pieces broken beyond feeling/sensitivity…could really sense the betrayal…heartrending. A great write and congrats on receiving your award.
I appreciate your comments so much.
wow.. thats a lovely poem there…i hope all your pieces are put together to complete the beautiful you…
here from Jingle’s Rally.. You can find my poem at
Thank you, Meg. I am on my way to putting it all together.
Aww… heartache, so well expressed… if only it could be cured easily too..
This was a beautiful piece, JP..
And yes, heartiest congratulations on the award!! That’s well deserved for sure!!
Have a great weekend, my friend..
Thank your for your kind and supportive words.
I like this poem!
I identify with it….the pieces that makes me…no longer whole but pieces
Congrats for winning the award.
Appreciate it so much!
Great illustration of a heart broken person… Nice piece 😉
Thank you for reading my poem and commenting!
A broken life can be like a jigsaw waiting for the pieces to fit back together again! A lovely idea!
There is always rebuilding and renewal in life.
Hey Tasi 🙂 what lovely poetry.. it is sad that a broken life has to end up an unpiecable jigsaw.. but it does happen that way.. and only another right person can come fit it, right?
Thanks for the nomination 🙂 I hope I merit it..
Thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, there will be that person who will fit, eventually. You do merit the nomination by many time over!
I love the repetition of “pieces”. Good job! And congratulations on the award, too! 🙂
Great metaphor. I once saw a film where a woman said she cried for 24 hours when her lover left her. Then she cried for another 24 hours when she finally realized that she really didn’t care that much! LOL, sometimes our tragedies offer the best lessons. I love your poem and your site. Good work all around. hugs, pat
Beautiful. I love the way you highlighted the word PIECES. Poems that everyone feels they can relate to are always exellent poems and this is one of those poems.
The Lonely Recluse.
Thank you, Lonely.
Happy Tuesday, return favor to those poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially…
I am saying these to all poets, hope that you take it rationally…
thanks for the support.
Ok, Ji..will do..
Love the concept of pieces… because we all are aren’t we?
I really appreciate you taking the time to read my work and commenting on it. Thank you for your perspective.
simply love this..
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Tasty piece, Loved it.. Sorry for coming latef
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