Cornerstone Magazine Spring 2014 - Page 22

BROKEN PLACID UNEGBU i am broken yet among finer jewels You paid the ultimate price to receive me i am broken my pieces spread out on the soil for You to see yet You do not disregard me, You do not scoop me into a dust bin and throw me out into a trash bin i am broken You saw me ruin myself when i divulged from every table except the one You designed for me i am broken You saw me follow the ways of the crowd You have forbidden me to follow. i am broken You saw me as i stumbled to the edge of the Earth yet like a white dove, You did not let me fall You came and swooped me up. all You do is lift me up i am broken, yet among finer jewels You paid the ultimate price to receive me. 22 Justina Lee ‘15 Source