Posts Tagged ‘poem’

Shattered Mirror

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By: Ashlee Zlotnick

I used to look into a mirror
and see a life so clear.
As I looked into the distance,
I see people far and near.

The more comfortable I got,
the more I could clearly see.
Distinguishing who was pure
and understood who liked me.

But as I came closer to the end
a fog overtook my clear picture.
It’s almost like someone pointed a light
but all you could see was fade and flicker.

My mirror is now shattered.
Pieces of what used to be on the floor.
Something that I used to hold dear…
Is just memory, but reality no more.




Image result for wrinkly hands holding young hands

By: Ashlee Zlotnick

Soft but wrinkly,
warm but shaky.
Lack of strength
yet full of love.

You held my hand
as tight as you could.
You’ll never let go you said.
Never, even if you should.


Yet willing to explore.
Allowing me to venture.
Travel far or near
You’ll be there for me.



By: Ashlee Zlotnick

Do you ever feel like a dragonfly?
like life is at a stand still.
You seem to just be hovering.
it is like you have no will…

You don’t go up
you don’t go down.
The world is changing around you
and you just the joke of the town.

You hover over water.
You hover under sky.
You fly next to people
and you cant help but wonder why

Why are you just hovering?
Why isn’t life moving for you?
Maybe you just need to observe…
Maybe hovering shows you what’s true

More details about, “Box of crayons”

Hey guys:)

So I have been asked to give more details about my one poem ” box of crayons” I wrote this poem when a dear friend of mine was going through a rough patch and the only thing I could do was try help her in a way that I know I am good at and that is poetry.

In life we tend to only see the grey and that is not good at all. In life when we are in a dark hole, all you see is black and that is not fun nor good for you. You need to see colour, that is why G-D gave us the ability to see it. Why would you want to take that ability and miracle away???

Sometimes in life we need a little help. It is as if we have been given a picture with no colour… SO WHAT? All you need to do is go back to your childhood, take out a box of crayons and colour it in. Life is not going to look all colour and marvelous without you trying to see the colour or fill it in. Life is not always going to be perfect just like when you in grade 1, you cannot always colour in the lines but that is ok. As long as there is still colour, life will be ok and you will soon see it is gorgeous out there. Colour makes our planet earth so unique and a place for every single human being to feel at home. None of us see the exact same shade of colour…None of us see the exact same positive aspects of life but they are there and we can all see them if we try to look at the colour and not the grey.

Have a great day and I hope that answered your question




By:Ashlee Zlotnick


Tell a rain cloud to stop raining.

Tell my heart to stop beating.

Tell a bird to stop flying.

Tell a stone in water to stop sinking.

Tell a poet to stop rhyming.

Tell my eyes not to be blue.

That’s like telling me not to love you!

The Wink


By Ashlee Zlotnick

When you used to think

I gave yo u a little wink

It just reassured you

And you knew what to do

But those days are over

I can’t believe you not sober

Before you pick up that drink

I just gave you a little wink

In these cold-hearted days

I can’t help but to gaze

You saw me looking at you

And you knew just what to do

You’ve been sober for a while

And I can’t help but smile

So if you ever pick up a glass

I hope this memory will pass

The one of when you used to think

I used to give you a wink

I hope it still reassured you

About what you have to do.