Here I stand a silhouette
flirting with life in the pull
of a window shade.
Holed up in this broken heart
I try to duct tape on a happy face,
but glue won’t stick to tears.
He was mine and now he isn’t.
I can’t change the verbs trailing
through my thoughts along with mistakes.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
That’s the black and white of it.
Do I want to smell the roses or lie beneath them?
My violets do better when I water them…..
The stars still hang with the moon….
I can let go of pain and be me again….
©Susie Clevenger 2013
Izy at Real Toads has us quoting movie lines and growing poetry from them.
"Get busy living, or get busy dying" - Morgan Freeman - "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). Out Of Standard With Izy