Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Chasm

We pushed away 
our conflicting thoughts, 
too afraid that what we would say 
would push us apart, 
and yet 
it was those unsaid words
that created a crack, 
which quickly turned into a chasm 
between us.

Sorry if this put a downer on anybody's Valentine's Day! I just needed to get this one out.
Today, I read this beautiful book of poetry called "Think Again" by JonArno Lawson and illustrated by Julie Morstad. With simple, yet deeply profound poems, the Lawson is able to capture the essence of teenage romance and relationships. Here's a review by the Quill and Quire: http://www.quillandquire.com/reviews/review.cfm?review_id=6763

I wrote this as a response to this poem called "The Missing Conversation":

The crack: almost invisible, but what seems 
whole is broken--

Important words went missing 

Between two 

Who should have spoken.

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