Missing The Pieces


My 23rd NaPoWriMo poem is another freestyle poem. I like these because it lets me get my thoughts out there without focusing too much on rhyming. The words just flow out. Some parts may rhyme, some parts won’t. There isn’t any organized structure to them.

NaPoWriMo

Missing The Pieces

NaPoWriMo
Picking up the pieces
Of a shattered life
Trying to make sense
Make things fit
Almost want to quit
Sick of this shit
Putting together
A thousand piece
Jigsaw puzzle
Got me puzzled
And confused
Half the pieces are gone
Scattered everywhere
Some a few states away
Some a few blocks down
Some were chewed by the dog
Some were buried throughout town
Hopes and dreams
Midnight screams
All is lost
What a cost
Mending a broken heart
With string and a bandage
“Everything will be okay”
Is what they all say
It’s hard to believe
When all you can do is grieve
Fuck this puzzle
I want a new one

© Dan Hoger, 2014.

NaPoWriMo 2014

April 22nd – Prisoner’s Lament
April 21st – INTP
April 20th – Easter Haiku
April 19th – Little Lad
April 18th – Writing Words
April 17th – Virtual Escape
April 16th – About Me, About You
April 15th – Worlds Collide
April 14th – Gloom
April 13th – Short Prayer
April 12th – Thank God It’s Spring!
April 11th – Drained
April 10th – Pride And Joy
April 9th – For Richer, But Not Poorer
April 8th – Wasting Away
April 7th – Cry Another Day
April 6th – Inner Struggle
April 5th – Show Class, Not Ass
April 4th – Empty
April 3rd – Seeing Stars
April 2nd – My Words
April 1st – You Left Me

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