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Shards of Life
by Dawn Anderson
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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She stands motionless, not uttering a sound, as the

Crystal vase slips from her hands and crashes to the floor,

Sending tiny shards of multicolored glass in every direction.


Carefully, she gathers the pieces, taking care to leave

Nothing behind - for if she does, someone may become injured -

Causing them to suffer - albeit unintentional.


Although reasonably confident she has done her best,

She studies the area once more - now smiling faintly -

Reflecting on the multicolored shards of her life.



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Reviewed by David Hightower 4/15/2008
Dawn - Thoughtful and compassionate poem. The imagery makes solid the
psychological and spiritual truth of coming to terms with the "multicolored shards" of our lives, not only for our benefit but also for the benefit of others. Wise poem. - David
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/13/2008
as if the crash put her in a state of thinking back,,, excellent once again!!!!
Reviewed by R Beeman 4/12/2008
self reflection enhances the color of our lives. well said Dawn

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/10/2008
Like looking at one's reflection in a stream or brook and thinking what might have been, well said...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/10/2008
Profound and quite meaningful
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/10/2008
Beautiful image and poetry, Dawn - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by John Leko 4/10/2008
...wonderful poetry...broken reflections become the rainbow of safety...and the light prism of a softened smile.
excellent Dawn...
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/10/2008
Hopefully as we worry about others being hurt we care the same for ourselves. Those tiny shards are very sharp and can easily damage our heart as well. Thank you for sharing Dawn.

Newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/10/2008
Stained glass window of life...
Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/10/2008
Shards of life...I love it!
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/10/2008
Once more, you have taken us behind an every-day incident into the realm of poetic equivalence in our lives. Once read, your blend of colorful shards of living, will stay with us for lifetimes.
This is excellent work, and we thank you for it. - Bill
Reviewed by Art Sun 4/10/2008
Nice work, does have it's shattering moments just like the broken vase we pick up the pieces in hopes of not affecting or leaving others hurt...yet forward we strive past the faint smiles of reflection....


Art Sun...
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 4/10/2008
How beautiful. You write with such grace and ease. With each piece, you bring us a little closer to the lovely.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/10/2008
A beautiful write, Dawn. "Smiling faintly" implies that those multicolored shards reflect joy.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/10/2008
Once again your precision-based retrospection of life unfulfilled burst onto the page like a great hurricane, with pleanty of warning, but withwout the desire or grit to move away from the growing, growling storm . . .
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/10/2008
poignant reflection-well written
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 4/10/2008
Timely reflectors find a moment(wonder_filled emotions)evol {} Ted

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