Growing over a broken branch

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Like a tree grows over a broken branch,

We grow over our broken parts into

a new and stronger whole. Something

new built on the old. Stronger. More us.

 

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Sometimes I reach with one foot.

Past the tangle of sheets to find you.

A touch, warmth, your breathing a

sigh – and we settle back to sleep.

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Watching the snow melt on your

gloves and hat reminds me of the

fun we just had playing in the snow.

Joyful noises from boys and dogs.

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A .12 gauge plunger, Lego “Awesome”

Big and little, “Where are my pants?”

Farts, toy cars, tech toys and guys.

“Mama can you…” and “Honey where…”

Life always equals more than the parts.

Memories lose their bitter to be sweet.

 

I’m hosting at the dVerse Pub for Poetics this weekend. We are telling love stories, and sharing love poems, without using love language or being too sappy. Enjoy. Come over and see the amazing poets who have shared. Share your own. And leave love. Always leave love.

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27 Comments

  1. February 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Sweet. Smiles!

  2. claudia said,

    February 16, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    beautiful everyday love glimpses…it’s the little things that make the big difference..i also like the growing stronger over our broken parts…a beautiful image…

    • shanyns said,

      February 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      It is πŸ™‚ Thanks Claudia. Glad you enjoyed this!

  3. brian miller said,

    February 16, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    life does equal more than the parts…i appreciate that opening stanza and the growing over those broken places…because there will be nicks and such in life…htat we have to grow through as we grow together…

    • shanyns said,

      February 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Thanks Brian. I was watching the boys digging a safe snow tunnel and saw the branch, got the photo and the poetry came along with it. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed this.

  4. February 16, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Good to be ably to struggle the sweetness out of the everyday struggle… you’re doing great

  5. Grace said,

    February 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I like to see a happy and strong family enjoying time together (with the dogs too)~ Hope you are enjoying the long weekend ~ Cheers ~

    • shanyns said,

      February 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      We sure are. Outside, inside, playing in snow, drying off! Now my hubby is playing with his tractor – happy guys big and small. Hope you are having a great weekend too.

  6. February 16, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    These are all lovely. I especially like the first two. Thanks for hosting! πŸ™‚

    • shanyns said,

      February 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed them, and glad you stopped by.

  7. February 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Especially loved the first stanza, and these two last lines:

    “Life always equals more than the parts.

    Memories lose their bitter to be sweet.”

    So true!

    • shanyns said,

      February 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

      Thanks, so glad you enjoyed them, and I’m happy you stopped by.

  8. Imelda said,

    February 16, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I like these sweet family vignettes. πŸ™‚

  9. Bryan Ens said,

    February 17, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Beautiful poem Shanyn…especially that last stanza. It was so REAL! Yes, the whole of life is Much greater than the sum of the parts.

  10. Doug French said,

    February 17, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Good words – great pic! Thanks for sharing. . .

    • shanyns said,

      February 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you for coming by, glad you enjoyed both the poetry and the photo.

  11. lynndiane said,

    February 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    shanyn, i really feel the love here (as in most of your poetry)…thanks for being real, and for the interesting prompt!

  12. Mary said,

    February 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Nice. I agree that memories lose their bitter to the sweet. It is the good that remains strong over time… And I love the idea that we grow over our broken parts in time. Thanks for hosting, Shanyn.

    • shanyns said,

      February 18, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      πŸ™‚ Thanks for being a part of it Mary. Always a pleasure having you stop by!

  13. Linda Rogers said,

    February 17, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    This is so cute and so real to life. Loved the fart piece-just a darling piece of poetry.

    • shanyns said,

      February 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      Thank you Linda. πŸ™‚ Glad you enjoyed reading it!

  14. Earl said,

    February 19, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Great Job cutie


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