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Poem: "Splinters"

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Splinters is a poem about her love fading away as she listens to him speak. He cannot understand why she is upset. He hopes she will forget the moment as he remains quiet. But as she observes his actions she realizes he lives in his past. He feels no desire to move forward to his future.

"Kenny Chesney - I Lost It"

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"Splinters"

The sparkles dancing in her eyes

fade off into the distance,

as his words reduce their love

to tiny specks of romance.


Bewildered by her demeanor

he retreats in silence

with no words of passion,

hoping she will soon forget.


As she watches him hide in fear

in the dark crevices of his past,

unwilling to mend the splintered pieces.

"Olivia Rodrigo - All I Want"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

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