Break On Through

image by Francesca Woodman



Fractured
Broken
I'm shattering through

Exposed
Open
I'm starting anew

You'll never know me
I don't recognize myself
I refuse to be what you've made of me
A shell of my former personality

Break on thru to the other side

Dana



~ For Magpie Tales
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23 comments:

  1. I really like how you used 'The Doors' here ... fits perfectly.

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad that you caught that. That song just popped into my head when I looked at the picture so I had to include it somehow!

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  2. I like the starting anew and leaving behind the shell of the "old" ~

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    1. It's something we can all do... if need be. I always appreciate your visits!

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  3. nice....quite the transformation when you dont even recognize yourself...nice doors ref as well..ha...sounds like there is freedom in this transformation...

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    1. Yes... transformations can be freeing in so many ways. Even when they are small. I'm glad you caught the Doors reference. I just had to include it!

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  4. really enjoyed the 3rd stanza, nice piece throughout

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  5. I like the strong spirit of this poem. never be a shell of your former self. good write

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    1. Thanks! That's exactly what I wanted to shine through... a fiery spirit and love of life.

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  6. You tell quite a meaningful story in a few words...

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  7. If life stops working for us, then we have to change and begin again. This is saying that someone was broken but, is fighting to forge a new life despite the pain.
    Powerful piece. Nice! :)

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  8. The strength to change, the strength to be free...you have said it all beautifully.

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  9. Shades of Ursula Andress emerging from the sea, Aphrodite of the foam, breaking free !

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  10. Whatever it takes to get the job done- I like it thanks!

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  11. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate you all stopping by my little blog to read and leaving such awesome comments!

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  12. Keep 'The Doors' open, musically and physically, always. I love the sense of freedom your writing is searching for. Exquisite. Thank you for sharing, Dana.

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  13. Was cool to incorporate The Doors in your poem! A really pleasant read!

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  14. ...and what will be on the other side?!

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  15. In addition to this exposing your feelings, and courage..it brings back the Doors...yay!!

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  16. A breakthrough piece if ever I read one!

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  17. Wonderful use of words here. Add a bit of 'The Doors' and you have a winner!

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