I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
In life there are different kinds of people, a leaf, a branch and a root. In this poem, " You Were Only A Branch", the person made promises, making another believe he was dependable, wanting to be there - then shatters the person's heart - making him a branch for being unreliable, not trustworthy
"Home" by Branch to Root
You Were Only A Branch
I thought we were rooted like a tree,
no storm could ever tear us apart,
but now I know
you were only a branch
waiting for the wind to come
to set you free.
I felt my heart shatter
into a million tiny pieces
watching them blow away
with the force of the wind,
lost forever in the storm.
A piercing heartache
I have not felt before,
a life I didn't choose
but I am forced to live,
an existence I can only maintain
pretending I'm happy alone.
"Are You Leaf, Branch, or Root" by Jay Shetty
© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 28, 2021:
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 27, 2021:
You were only a branch waiting for the wind to set you free
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on July 03, 2020:
I am glad you like this one.
Have a nice day.
Manuela from Portugal on July 02, 2020:
This is a deep poem, very well written, I like it.
BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2019:
Thank you, John.
I always value your opinion.
Thank you for reading.
John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 24, 2019:
Another good poem Brenda, as always full of feeling.