I Took Life Apart

April 2, 2020

I took life apart

To see what made stars glow;

I wove a web of silver truth,

Untangled row by row.


I took life apart,

Each gear and cog and spring;

I mapped each broken hand

And mended them with string.


I took life apart

And put it back in place.

I labeled every shade of light

And painted night a face.


Life took itself apart,

Came back a whole size smaller,

Shielding me with crystal walls

To the clouds and taller.


Life once held me close

Yet showed me so much more.

Now I’m walking along that wall,

Looking for a door.


  1. Kate Lamb

    You should write rhyme more often. 😍

    • Hope Ann

      *grins* It was fun. Normally they come to me as free verse though.

    • -Isabelle

      Very nice!!!! Bravo! Bravo! Encore! Encore! Thank you for sharing a piece of yourself with us.

  2. Lily

    Thanks for sharing this poem, Hope. I really enjoyed it.

  3. Kristianne

    Ahh, I love this so much! So imaginative and beautifully expressed.


    Great poem I too write poetry And right now I’m writing a children’s book in rhyme

  5. Sarah

    You just crushed that rhyme. Wow. I love how precise and powerful each word is. You owned this piece!


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