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Shattered in Pieces


Hit with a sucker punch

Right out of left field

Didn't see it coming

But felt the power it did yield

The stinging the burning

Excruciating pain

Because I let you back

Into my life again

Struck so hard

I lost all perspective

Weak and unable

To be totally objective

Shattered into a million pieces

Yet you emerged unscathed

I trusted you and once again

I find myself enslaved

© 2019 Cheryl E Preston


Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on October 04, 2019:

Yes sir. Thank you for your sage wisdom.

Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington, DC USA on October 04, 2019:

There is an old saying "it's better the second time around" but I noticed that wasn't the case there, Cheryl. LOL Sometimes we learn the hard way "to every rule there's an exception to the rule including the rule there is an exception to it," if that poem is true in your case, you became the exception. LOL

I really enjoyed reading it.

Lorna Lamon on October 03, 2019:

A powerful poem which describes how difficult it is to overcome addiction. Great writing Cheryl.

Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on October 02, 2019:

Thank you for reading.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on October 02, 2019:

That's a lovely poem. Thankyou for sharing it with us. =)

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