Putting the pieces back


I will walk beside you. Fill your cracks

with care. Speak your strengths, over

and over until they are glue. Help you

see all truly beautiful things were once

broken. I will love you with abandon

pour a hot cup of tea. Search for your

missing shards. Pluck out sharp words

used for self-inflicted pain. Chant, cheer,

and call your name. I will run ahead

to look for danger and get behind to push.

But please know you have the final piece

to set in place. I can’t make you whole again.

© Ali Grimshaw 2017

Photo thanks to PIXABAY

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33 thoughts on “Putting the pieces back

  1. Thanks for yet another lovely poem Ali. This one really speaks to your commitment to fiercely supporting those that are close to you, and I’m lucky to be one of those. You keep using your gift to lift up others, because in using your gift, you lift yourself. Shine on my lovely Ali!

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  2. This is so beautifully written! I followed you recently and it was the best discover I did on wp so far! I love how much I can relate to your poetry! xxx

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      1. I write and share poetry for the same exact reason. It’s the only way I feel like I can communicate with people. Have a nice day as well 🙂

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