For You

You gnaw away at your cuticles
And believe your heart again has lied,
But even your pain is beautiful
And even the tears you try to hide.

Even though death of love can be
A wilted flower, crumbling fast,
Your heart is a beautiful mystery
That grows stronger, shattered and recast.

93 thoughts on “For You

  1. Excellent Cubby, I love that last stanza, so much to think about. Great.

    1. Thank you so much, Michael! πŸ™‚

    1. To be worthy of thought is indeed very good praise. Many kind thanks. πŸ™‚

  2. *nods* Yep, been there, done that. And that last part is very true; if we let it, the heart is very capable of bouncing back. And loving again after being hurt takes a lot of strength and courage.

    1. Yes, it does take a lot of strength and courage, but I believe everyone is capable of this. πŸ™‚

  3. Ha, the mystery of heart! It grows strong, shattered and recast.
    I love the way you have used strong, shattered and recast in one breath…

    1. Our hearts are stronger than we think, but we must allow them to heal first.

    1. I’m happy you think so. πŸ™‚

  4. Spot on Cubby, great piece of writing.

  5. Truly beautiful. I am sure there are many that will read this that need it right now. I know there have been times I sure could have. Hmmmm….where have you been?? πŸ™‚

    Excellent, as always!

    1. I have been where I have been, but I am here now. πŸ™‚

  6. heart warming and beautiful

  7. Beautiful! Simply, excellently, portrayed. Love it!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m so happy you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

      1. I enjoyed reading your poems. Thank you for sharing. πŸ™‚

      2. And thank you for liking mine, too. πŸ˜‰

  8. Hi Cubby πŸ™‚ How are you ? I always like to read your poem. You describe the wonderful mystery of the heart has its own way to recover itself. Do you know why our hearts are so strong? Because God made ​​it so for god fill it with His heart. Incredible, right? πŸ™‚
    ow, thank you for the liked my post. Blessed you Cubby

    1. Thank you for your lovely words. πŸ™‚

  9. Hey Cubby, your work is as beautiful as ever. I swear you have such a gift.

    1. You are too kind. We all have gifts we must try to nurture, although it may not always be easy to do so. πŸ™‚

      1. Saturn With Earrings October 21, 2013 — 8:29 am

        That’s true. Love the sentiment πŸ™‚ Keep writing! I’m always eager to read more from you.

        1. That is very heartening to read. I am so glad there are people who look forward to reading my work. Thank you so much for your lovely words. πŸ™‚

          1. Saturn With Earrings October 22, 2013 — 10:47 am

            Of course! πŸ™‚

  10. My favorite lines:

    Even though death of love can be

    A wilted flower, crumbling fast,

    I love the metaphor-ism c;

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the metaphor. πŸ™‚

      1. Me too πŸ™‚ it was genius!

  11. “But even your pain is beautiful”, what a line! I loved this, such profound truth in these words!

    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I am so happy you find my words meaningful. πŸ™‚

      1. It’s my pleasure Cubby, I always find your words meaningful but it’s not often I can find my own to express it! πŸ™‚

  12. This is so beautiful! I love πŸ˜€

    1. That makes me very happy! πŸ˜€

  13. The chickens read it and are clucking sadly. Lovely poem but they don’t want you to have a broken heart put together with Super Glue.

    1. My heart is not broken, but it aches for those who are broken hearted. This poem is for those people.

      1. It is a beautiful and generous poem.

  14. so sad
    but glad
    that the broken hearted
    have you to hearten
    their weary soul
    the goal
    is to have a friend
    who in the end
    understands your woe.

    great rhyme
    even this time!

    1. Great response! I tried to write something in rhyme, but my mind is too fuzzy right now. Past nap time for me. Loved your poetic reply. πŸ™‚

      1. Hope you had a great nap…had a mo’ and thought I’d try to reply in a more appropriate way than the usual bla bla I’ve been having to rely on these past weeks πŸ˜‰

  15. lulupoetrycorner October 20, 2013 — 8:41 am


  16. I love this, so very true and the last stanza does give hope…how did you know, I was thinking like that theses days. Very powerful.

    1. It is important to realize that pain can lead to greater strength when allowed to heal.

      1. Aw! spoken as a wise woman! most flee facing their pain not realizing as Buddha taught us, to embrace it not resist it in order to grow and see clarity. I was quite old before facing some pains…

  17. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    Compassionate and hopeful, just a true friend would know what to say…

  18. Wonderful writing! I love this piece!

    1. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  19. “shattered and recast”..Such a poignant yet positive line. Great poem Cubby (as always!) πŸ™‚

  20. Needed to hear this at this very moment

    1. I am so sorry to hear that your heart is in pain, but it means you know how to love and that is a beautiful thing. You will love again and be stronger if you allow yourself time to heal.

  21. “Shattered and recast”–I guess that speaks to/of many of us. Repaired, the heart may choose to love differently.

    1. Yes, the heart may choose differently indeed. πŸ™‚

  22. This really illustrates the truth in being disappointed by someone you care about and the recovery/ willingness to try again, in a simple but effective way. I rather like it.

    1. I am so glad you rather like it. πŸ™‚

  23. Such a moving poem, Cubby. In eight lines, you capture perfectly the anguish of despair as well as hope for healing that resides in us all. Beautiful.

    1. Your words are always so warm and encouraging and so greatly appreciated. Thank you, Miranda. πŸ™‚

  24. The first time I read this I didn’t “get” anything (I even missed the rhyming), but the last line stood out to me. Then the second and third times I read it slowly and let it all sink in, and the force from your last line nearly knocked me over. This poem is so powerful. From the direct, personal, title; each line is full of meaning that every reader seems to connect to differently. Well done.

    1. I also read poems over several times to grasp the meaning when it is not clear on the initial reading. I am glad you read this over and found meaning in the words offered here. πŸ™‚

  25. beautiful work

    1. I’m so glad you think so. πŸ™‚

  26. It’s true that we become stronger with each scar, but I never would have thought to consider a lost love, a broken heart, as beautiful….yet, yes, the fragility can be beautiful…and watching it re-bloom bigger and stronger is beautiful, too! Nice write!

    1. A heart that breaks from the loss of love is beautiful because it cherished that love and knew love and now suffers for that knowing. This is my perspective.

  27. I love this Sonya, very touching

    1. I’m glad you thought so. πŸ™‚

  28. Am Trying to choose a favourite line but they’re all beautiful. Amazing…!

    1. You are too kind. I am so happy you enjoyed the poem. πŸ™‚

  29. Your heart is a beautiful mystery
    That grows stronger, shattered and recast.

    Powerful lines, Sonya.

    1. I’m so glad you thought so, Celestine. πŸ™‚

  30. toad (chris jensen) October 21, 2013 — 8:32 am

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner.

  31. toad (chris jensen) October 21, 2013 — 8:34 am

    Is that what they call Sonya?

    1. That is the product and Sonya is the maker.

    1. You are very welcome. If you are in pain, I hope it passes soon and you grow stronger for it.

  32. You and Ladybluerose have both had me near to tears tonight. This is a stunning piece. Every line.x

    1. I hope it will offer some meager comfort to those feeling broken hearted.

      1. Empathy at its best, Cubby.x

  33. Wow the last line is perfection!! I love the idea of a heart “recast!”

    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. πŸ™‚

  34. don’t know if I already commented on this one, but it’s so simple yet so true. love it cubby! that’s one of the reasons I’m ‘shards’, because my heart was ‘shattered never to be put back togther the same way again’…like most people. yet not once did I think it would be ‘recast’ stronger! you are so very deep and have much wisdom my dear… especially for someone who thinks she’s a cat! lol

    1. Lol you are too kind. I think wisdom rests not in the words themselves, per se, but also in the reader who interprets them.

      1. Shards Of DuBois October 22, 2013 — 6:57 pm

        probably true, most kids wouldn’t read or see the wisdom in them… πŸ™‚ but us old folks do! hehe

  35. I just don’t like but I LOVE it. Now one of my favourites from your work. Did you write it for someone? The emotions are so powerful and I feel them too!!

    1. It was written with someone in mind but the person is not aware of that, and so it is really for anyone who may find comfort in these words. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you then πŸ™‚

  36. I’m a cuticle bitter myself so this caught my eye and WOW it is so beautiful, such depth of meaning in so few lines. I’ve had my heart broken and recast too many times. You are truly gifted Cubby. Thank You.

    1. The gift I have is the ability of my readers to take my words and recreate them in such a way that they are meaningful and beautiful. You are the gift to my words and to me.

      1. Awww, how sweet! You turned the compliment around onto us, thank you.

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