Thursday, July 6, 2017

Broken

Broken

After DeTyme Poet’s Question of the Day,
Could you love a Broken man
if he’s “fixed” himself?

Fixed ain’t the right word.
Maybe healed.
Maybe love him with
his scars, and ask him
all their names.
Maybe people stop
defining normal as
How Are You Today Fine,
and say today is hard, and
get a nod of acknowledgement
without trying to 
force a superglue fix 
on us to make 
them 
feel more comfortable.
Maybe we never find
all the scattered shards,
and the dings and cracks
will always show.
Maybe we stop trying to
glue ourselves back together, 
and just know everyone has 
some sharp edges, and
these are mine.

So yeah, I can. I have.
None of us grow up
without loving someone broken.
None of us grow up
without being broken by
someone we loved.
Maybe broken isn’t bad.
It's just broken.


DeTyme Poet is David Toliver of Tampa, FL, a poet and community leader who posted a question a day. Look him up on YouTube.

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