Of Shattered Glass

When everything seems perfect,

But it's not.

When the sky isn't so gray,

Or so it seems.

When the storm clouds have dispersed,

But if you look close enough,

They're still on the horizon.

A great divide is coming, it seems.

Pushing you away from the ones you love.

You try to hold them close,

But every day they drift farther… and

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Like you're out at sea,

Lost and alone.

You feel shattered.

Like a broken record,

Repeating the same, meaningless phrases,

Again

And again.

You want to help,

But you're pushed away.

And that hurts.

It makes you feel alone.

Broken.

Useless.

It hurts,

That those who say they trust you,

Don't want you.

You only want to heal them,

Help guide them,

Because that helps everyone,

But it also

Helps you.

It gives you a meaning,

Makes you feel like you're worth something.

That you're important.

It empowers you.

That power is fading day by day.

As the canyon between you and your friends

Grows deeper and deeper.

And all your attempts to repair it

Fail more and more.

Leaving you

Like a piece

Of shattered glass.