Tortured by Memories, A Poem


Glass hearts shatter
If you’re quiet,
You can hear it –
The silent crushing
Of our souls
and shards of glass
Litter the floor.
We lay broken
And the grinding crunch
Beneath steel tipped boots
We clutch our heads
And we feel
Like nothing
Then the marionettes sway
And the dance begins
We twirl
Like never before
The swirl of taffeta and lace
But inside, we hide
The pain
Smile girl – yes smile
And bow a little too
And the puppeteer sits
Glassy eyed
And mocks the movements
As she sways in tune
Time has etched
Its rivers
Across her back
And when all is still and quiet
She remembers. . .
For those rivers run deep
And despite starry skies
And morning sunrise
She can’t look away
She can’t look away
For those rivers run deep
And she just can’t forget
No matter how hard she tries.

© Sumyanna 2015


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10 Comments Add yours

  1. says:

    Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group?
    There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content.
    Please let me know. Cheers


    1. Sumyanna says:

      I would not mind at all. Thank you for finding it worthy of reshare 🙂


  2. I relate so much Sum,it is exactly the way you expressed,amazing work Sum,you just touch my heart,love and hugs


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Yes, I know what you mean. So glad you love it. Sometimes life can be hard, but we must always remember to celebrate the good in our lives. It is a gift… it is a gift.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Brilliant but, oh, how you feel her pain.g


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. I don’t know if everyone has known it, but unfortunately I have in the past. It is a blessing to never know, I think…


  4. The Pissy Poet says:

    You have captured the pain beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Anonymous says:


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