Analysis of Broken Bonds
I look at one of his hands grasping the other,
To the nervous man tightly
clenching the train ticket beside me.
The girl to his left,
I grasp my luggage with my nervous hands.
Zip Zip Zip.
I open the luggage.
The grasp of a gun in my shaking hands.
It’s now pointed at his grasping hands beside me.
I’m still holding the gun.
It’s not loaded.
The gun has fallen.
The hands that once grasped each other
Have now fallen to his sides.
|Metre||10 111111110010 1010110 10110011 01111 11 10 1111011101 111 110010 10 0110101101 111011101011 110 10 111001 1 1110 1 01110 01111110 1110111|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||18|
|Words per line (avg)||4|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||395|
|Words per stanza (avg)||94|
About this poem
This poem is about breaking bonds. The grasping hands of the man represents the bond and the gun represents what could potentially ruin those bonds and I am the person behind the gun.
Written on March 01, 2018
Submitted by malay_c on August 02, 2021
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