The writerly genius aka Monte Robinson allowed me to share his poem “Broken Doll”
Who dropped you?
Pieces held together by a combustible combination of hope and fear
Let me in
Emotional blockade creates distance vaster than sea
I ask again
Who broke you?
Hairline fracture leads to gaping hole
Area where a heart once was
Now fully exposed
No love goes in but fear outpours
Impervious to love
Guarded by cinder block doors
I still ponder
Who hurt you?
Can do nothing but wonder
Need to know the one responsible for keeping us asunder
Esteem at a minimum
Beautiful outside, inside a conundrum
Who damaged you?
Scattered to and fro
Reassembly a possibility? I may never know
Aware I may never scale the wall
Dedicated to gathering pieces
—-MEGR, Jun 9, 2013
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