Archive for Emancipation

Standing Up in Broken Glass

Posted in Poetry in Motion with tags , , , , , , on May 20, 2013 by heartcomplex

broken glassBy Tim Scott Poma

Terrible Jaded, too afraid to open back up
So still stepping back on fragments so ruff
Just like walking on broken glass all day
You’re tiptoeing in circles in hopes you may
Jam this square peg into a round hole
Trapped again trying to regain control
Familiarity lingers in the eyes of familiar faces
Same patterns same circles just keep tracing
Pain and heart ache now all that’s left in store
Still lying wounded wasted on this broken glass floor

Step out of the circle and turn around and run
Head for the door and see you’ve got the gun
But old habits die hard the pretty rabbit said
As her feet continually bleed she’s lost her head
Tied to emotions that are way better off dead
Tied to a wasteland where her love was bled
As she tried hard and still has to watched it bleed
So much emotion flows out she struggles to get free
But that emancipation lies right outside that door
Just stand up and say I deserve love and a lot more

For when you let the deck control the cards
It’s hard to fight against emotions that are at odds
You can always let your yesterday make you force a fit
But this story’s not Cinderella’s nor is it fit for a princes
Standing up in broken glass is not never ever easy
It takes courage and strength and time believe me
But muster the strength and you will set the soul free
And as you walk away your feet will cease to bleed
For time and love will heal your broken feet and heart
But you have to stand up and leave before it can start