Fragments of a Life by AnElephantCant

Fragments of a Life by AnElephantCant

Is this the way to heaven
Can I find it at last deep in her brown eyes
Can she lead me there step by small step
Or is she a devil in an angel’s disguise

Is she able to release me
Can she finally open this prison door
Can she tear down the bars with her bare hands
Or is my pain once more cruelly ignored

Can she create the picture perfect
Can she paint colour back into my world
Is she the one to heal the artist’s soul
Or just one more sweet transient girl

Can she decipher the cluttered confusion
And make sense of this traumatised mind
Is she the answer to daydreams and wishes
Or does she walk away and leave me behind

Can she uproot the most stubborn of weeds
Allowing my withering soul to be nourished
Inviting in the sunshine and air
Making space for our love to flourish

Perhaps she is The Pimpernel
Who saves my neck from the cruel guillotine
But maybe she is only the whetstone
Who ensures that the blade is sharp and keen

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17 Responses to Fragments

  1. Brought a tear to my eye, a little like an elephant can if it stood on my foot. Seriously this is a great poem. I loved the desperate plea of the last verse and the image of this fragile beautiful pimpernel woman in comparison to the jagged, scared and solid whetstone. Great imagery.


  2. Penny L Howe says:

    You’ve come a long way baby!!!!:) xx


  3. She won’t leave you behind if she has any sense at all. An elephant who can write poetry like this? She’d have to be mad! 🙂


  4. willow says:

    An achingly, heart-rending poem!
    What a talent you have, of being able to reach out and touch peoples hearts with your words!


  5. Al says:

    I like this. It is a soul searching, an excellent tale of hope and despair.


  6. Anja says:

    Beautiful poem I find interesting….also causes a proverb to spring to mind… “As you sow so shall you reap”


  7. Esther says:

    Dear AnElephantCant, I just say: “wow”. This is a wonderful poem.


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