Poetry Thursday — The Light Through the Cracks

Hello, I’ve returned!

It’s the winter solstice today–first day of winter.  (Exciting stuff!)

Anyways, I’m still taking a casual hiatus, and I didn’t have anything that fit in with the theme of winter.  … Not really, anyways.

But, I did find this one in my poetry stash, and I thought I’d share it.  With a couple extended metaphors and added symbolism of aloof frigidness, I’m sure an argument can be made that this poem goes along with the longest night of the year.

 

 

The Light Though the Cracks

I can see your
cracks. The light
inside of you
shines through
where you’re broken.
I don’t think you
can see it, the beauty
in what your past
made you. The
cracks show your
Real Self,
as terrifying as that might
sound to someone
as guarded as you.
You put distance
between yourself
and everything else,
sure to protect
the little you think
you have left.
There’s more to this,
you know,
and it’s damn time
you started to act like it.
A broken heart
is not a reason.
It’s an excuse.
Cracks are not flaws—
they are stories
that run beneath the surface.
The light inside of you
shines through where
you’re broken. It’s
not a bad thing that
I can see your cracks,
and it’s not a bad thing
to have them.

 

I hope you liked it!  Thanks for reading! 🙂

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