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by Rick Henry about a month ago in sad poetry / social commentary
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The Piece of the Puzzle without a Home

I am a missing piece of a puzzle of which nobody knows

I belong to a puzzle or three but the fit isn't quite right

A piece alone without a name

A piece that's left out of the game

A piece which is torn, tattered, and ragged

Unrecognizable on the edges it's jagged

Left out in the rain without an invite inside

I am a piece of a puzzle which does not fit the tide

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Rick Henry

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.


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  • Gina C.22 days ago

    This poem hits a cord with a lot of people, I believe. It definitely does with me. I really loved the part where you say "I belong to a puzzle or three but the fit isn't quite right"... implying there are a couple places you almost fit, but don't. I resonate with this so much! Really, really great poem :)

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Love the rhyming, fantastic poem!!!

  • Story Girl CA- Carolineabout a month ago

    A little sad but the poem was so heartfelt and well written.

  • Keila Aartilaabout a month ago

    Excellent, but sad. 🥲

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was so sad but it was very relatable

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    I think all of us left over pieces should make our own puzzle

  • Joe Pattersonabout a month ago

    Well done.

  • I know I seldom fit , great words

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    I felt that. Well done.

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Lovely words that are very relatable. I understand not fitting in. Well done, Rick :)

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