Alta H Mabin

Mosaic Pieces

I wear my heart on my sleeve pastel silk

antique pearls around my neck

sometimes suffocating me


I am not broken

I have lost

I have hurt

... deeply


Like you,

I have really good days

and on some

I get weary


I am not broken

Just a little bent

My mosaic pieces

Shine like the stars


I am strong

some days

are just


and that's ok!


  • Robert Haigh

    I think most readers will be able to identify with this poem, at least on some level. We all have to learn how to bend, in order not to break. I enjoyed the read.

    • Alta H Mabin

      Thanks so much, I have started a live session "Break the silence" and it allows for that dialogue to be open for those who desperately need someone to talk to, even just to say hi.

    • Jerry Reynolds

      Well said Stay safe

      • Alta H Mabin

        Thanks so much. Stay safe too. Poetic blessings.

      • orchidee

        Good write Alta.

        • Alta H Mabin

          Thank you, Orchidee!

        • Alan .S. Jeeves

          A poem about someone who has learned how to bend with the wind I think Ally. Your usual high standard here, well done.
          Ex animo, Alan

          • Alta H Mabin

            Thank you so much lovely Alan. Love your wonderful feedback, as always. x

          • Samer Amin

            I cannot precisely pinpoint the underlying theme of your poem more accurately than the quote of Charles Dickens, ''Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but — I hope — into a better shape.''

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