Fallen


Some people embrace love with the fervor of a missionary
holding it close like a book of scriptures to the heart
while others just cup it softly and awkward like a nestling
that has somehow fallen from where it once was
the love I hold has wandered through both paths
like a lost fawn searching for comfort in the dark
once my heart found it
I grasped hold with the strength of a thousand men
never wanting to let go
yet too weak to try
now I tenderly keep it within my palm
knowing it is too fragile
to withstand another fall.


Linking with Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Fireblossom Friday #10
....and yes I am late very late as usual. :-)

Comments

  1. Beautiful, Carrie. Love is fragile. I really like:

    I grasped hold with the strength of a thousand men
    never wanting to let go
    yet too weak to try
    now I tenderly keep it within my palm
    knowing it is too fragile
    to withstand another fall.

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  2. def feel you in this...love is fragile...and we have to be careful on some level who we allow to touch it...because not everyone really cares for it...

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  3. Awww... love that pic.
    Yes, sometimes love is very fragile, depending on how many knocks it takes to beat it down and yet, it has the power to make a come back, time and time again even stronger and wiser for the lessons.
    Beautiful piece Carrie.

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  4. Absolutely the days of our lives and the love and compassion we carry are so very fragile....

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  5. Oh yes, Carrie, I so know about holding too tight and then learning how fragile the human heart is, and cupping it carefully. I SO HEAR YOU on being "too fragile to withstand another fall". Got that t-shirt for sure!

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  6. A beautiful poem Carrie...love is fragile and life tries its best to shatter it. I tried to find a favorite line in your poem, but I fell in love with all of it.

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  7. This is just beautiful, Carrie. The image alone says so much and to connect it to a love salvaged or saved is so inspiring. The element of trust is so important when one gives one's heart to another:

    now I tenderly keep it within my palm
    knowing it is too fragile
    to withstand another fall

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  8. Sweet and beautiful and cleverly done, Carrie. I agree with what Kerry had to say.

    Thanks for being a part of FBF!

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  9. "while others just cup it softly and awkward like a nestling"

    That is really beautiful.

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  10. Carrie, that is truly beautiful! I think that is the best place to hold and shelter love!

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  11. Hmm...yes, it's often hard to hide the scars.
    That last line says much
    Lovely
    Rick

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  12. That is amazing. I have been following you for a while now and am really impressed by your work.
    I am a budding poet myself...if u can comment on some of my work, it would really mean a lot. Thanks
    http://emote-inyourface.blogspot.in/2012/08/the-unspoken-feelingfriendship.html

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  13. We all learn from our experiences on how to hold it just gently in the palm of our hands...I specially like these lines:

    once my heart found it
    I grasped hold with the strength of a thousand men

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  14. "never wanting to let go
    yet too weak to try"
    Are these lines important to you? It would describe my relationships pretty well, unfortunately, but I keep telling myself that my feelings, including love, are generated within myself and therefore should be able to be controlled and o be created.

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