Saturday, December 05, 2009


a slow turning kaleidoscope
every movement altering design
can’t you see that what you do
is forever branded on my bruised tender mind

i am broken shards of colored glass
shapes and hues too numerous to count
reflected by mirrors in the faces
of people all around

what they see is genuine
they just don’t understand
that the colors i reflect are changed
with the touch of every hand

my brokenness betrays me
it’s easy to see it’s so
just look into my eyes
you’ll see that i’m alone

what once was born complete

now lies shattered at your feet


  1. Lori, I'm so glad you posted this on your blog so I can tell how much it moved me. I hope you continue to participate in VV's 100 Word Challenge!

  2. I second what Patti said! :)

  3. And I second also. I have been so busy i haven't been able to keep up with much of what has been written.

    But you go to the top of the list.

    Hah! My Word Verification is: buddlyst

    Well, perhaps that's hard to see - but my first impression of the word was 'buddylist'.