A broken promise to myself,

my hope vainly torn apart.

An empty bottle on the shelf,

protects my fragile heart.

An empty shell of ignorance,

forlorn by me and you.

A shield of defiance,

when forced the truth.

A truthful lie made fact,

by years of denial.

My heart no longer intact,

I've broken the vial.

By: Mackenzie McConnell