I took a break from blogging to focus on work and finishing off a play :D. Now I’ll be back with weekly updates, starting with a poem for today. This was fittingly, the last poem I wrote last year. Happy new year everyone!
To the boys who have forgotten how to smile because the pieces of their broken hearts are scattered like spilled marbles on their bedroom floors
To any of the girls whose chests are in pain because someone took their heart and played with it like it was some 50’s Barbie doll
And to anyone who doesn’t fit in those gender boxes but whose heart has been crushed as carelessly as play-doe in a child’s hands
Let me the first to tell you that you have not lost the game of love.
No battle is fought without causality
And let the gaping wounds in our breasts be the proof.
For we are soldiers
Raising Arms to embrace the inevitable
We ran blindly into the fray
Were Shot with bullets from Cupid’s bow
And then captured with a kiss.
That was the day we didn’t lose, we got lost I’m here to tell you, my fire-forged friends that’s it’s time we got found.
Not by anyone else but ourselves.
We’ve lost sight of our reflections
Too used to staring into the mirrored lenses of our partners’ eyes
The only identities left to choose from are pain, loneliness or bitterness.
My fractured hearted friends
There’s more to life than love and war
There is peace.
Like doves skimming on waves of soft music and clouds.
It’s time to build yourself up like a sailboat
Your talents displayed out on your flag
Forged by your fire of life
And your treasure? That smile you may have hid away.
And on that sea
You may come across another sailor.
I recommend a wave.
My now familiar friend
With your marbles back together
A willingness to share your favorite doll
And your playdo formed into a strong and beautiful creation I say to you
That the time for games is over
An era of peace has come to you at last.
So beautiful soldier,
Lay down your arms.