Broken by Ameena K.G

 

The words he said left an echo which has only now, begun

to fade. “I didn’t break you, you were already broken.” It felt

like a hundred pins were stuck into me all at once, with my

body’s gating mechanism shut down so that I could feel the

pain in every cell of every part of my body. He broke my

heart, but it was my whole body which fell apart.

“Broken”- he called me. I was damaged, damaged goods

with no value. I spent a long time trying to make sense of

that word. A little longer, I spent on anyone who could fix-

broken. God, I hated that word.

I wish I could say- that I realized the words he spoke that

night were false, lies and nothing more but I can’t. I’m only

just now learning, maybe he was right; maybe I am broken;

but I am so done waiting around for him to come and fix me.

 

© Ameena K.G

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”


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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

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