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Cracked Eggshells


Cracking Eggshells
Stomping on feelings
Crashing through barriers
Churning murky depths
Brandishing bitter swords
Slashing open old wounds

...Yearning for peace...

Do we speak a different language?
Yet we have the same dreams
Do we walk on separate roads?
Yet we hold each otherís hand
Do we hear the ticking of different time?
Yet we beat to the same heart

...Yearning for understanding...

I hate the misunderstanding
That you need to bark to bite
I hate the inflexibility
That you need to give ultimatums
I hate the laying of blame
That you need to hurt to share

...Yearning for tenderness...

Why canít we be in sync?
Speak in soft tones and giggle?
Why canít we trust the other?
Mold ourselves without fear?
Why canít we let go of pride?
Carry each otherís weaknesses?

...Yearning for faith...

Where did we go you and I?
The fight has taken its own form
I donít recognize this monster
The ugly face hurling insults
Feeding and thrashing about
This is not who we are.

...Recognition...

Subsiding pain and anger
Passing moments of doubt
Accepting our differences
Acknowledging our love
Turning to face tomorrow
Learning from today
Dawn brings new light

...Yearning for sleep...


(We had an ugly fight last night.. the kind of one where it takes on a life of its own - you lose control. I had to write this at 5am to let it all out. Only then was I able to fall asleep! Better now....)


by footprints
posted on 02/19/2008

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Comments: 11

Comment by SilentWords: Mar 12, 2009 1:40 pm
Just Lovely
well written
Great job!!
Comment by DeVdoll343: Feb 26, 2008 8:29 pm
How beautiful...
you're talent is unmatchable, I don't even have words.

"This is my favorite stanza:
Do we speak a different language?
Yet we have the same dreams
Do we walk on separate roads?
Yet we hold each otherís hand
Do we hear the ticking of different time?
Yet we beat to the same heart"

what a truthful voice you have here.
Comment by Bourne: Feb 24, 2008 10:43 pm
such an interesting title for an even better poem.
Comment by XfadedsmileX: Feb 21, 2008 12:17 am
woww. it was writen defferent then most. i like it..relates to a lot of people wich is always good.
Comment by floating: Feb 19, 2008 9:12 pm
Sorry you're having troubles, footprnts. Sad face

I'm with missingmom on this one, I think.....Ya gotta wonder.

I have my own troubles here.

In some ways the same old stuff yet in other ways new troubles...neither are good.

All our lives are soap operas and each day is a new episode.

....


Comment by tearsofrain: Feb 19, 2008 12:14 pm
ohwow.
like.
this is sort of perfection in words.
the closet to perfection possible.
rigth now, i am so disapointed with the world.
but then i read this... and its like... just that you can make something so upsetting and ugly into something so beautiful.

and. i totally know what you mean. fights are the WORST. what are you supposed to do? say? how can you possibly make it better? yeahhh
this is great.
Comment by sweetxdreamsXOXO: Feb 19, 2008 9:45 am
AMAZING! Just.... WOW!~ Love it!

"Turning to face tomorrow
Learning from today
Dawn brings new light"

Amazing!!!! You've got my vote up for sure.
Comment by kayla: Feb 19, 2008 9:13 am
Wow! excellent poem. very well written. Big vote up! I love the last stanza, has a great freedom about it. peace be with youSmiley
Comment by AnnaChick951: Feb 19, 2008 8:35 am
Wow. Great poem.
Comment by missingmom: Feb 19, 2008 8:01 am
Boy can I relate to this! 25 years of this! Why does love and life have to be so complicated? Sometimes I wonder if it's all worth it? Not life, but the loving and trying to live with someone else, it seems to be such a pain in the ass! I don't know if humans were truly meant to spend a lifetime together with one person, I've certainly asked my self if I plan on a lifetime with the person I've spent half of it with already! I hope things get better for the two of you. Hope you get the rest you need after a fight like that and that you have a good day. Smiley

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