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broken bridges

Broken bridges


Bridges break for all reasons and seasons.

Maybe, the supports are weaker,

Maybe, the load was just too oppressive.

Maybe, deliberately sabotaged

It doesn’t matter why the bridge broke.

It’s broken.


Some bridges are unrepairable,

Too much fear they will not hold.

Look at the bridge again

Maybe appears distant and silent, but it’s still there

Waiting for you, not to judge it for purpose.

Bridges can be rebuilt stronger, differently


That bridge has carried peoples dreams and hopes.

Standing many more years than you

Enjoy the challenge or stand back.

Just enjoy it’s presence.

Debbie Dalton March 2023



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Jes Derry
Jes Derry
Mar 11, 2023

I really like this one Debbie.

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Mar 07, 2023

I have a fascination with bridges, so this has great appeal on may levels.

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Dawson Stafford
Dawson Stafford
Mar 07, 2023

Hi Debbie, Food for thought as usual. A friendship bridge was broken with me and my last words to him was 'some bridges cant be mended'.

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Unknown member
Mar 07, 2023

What an interesting poem. Made me think about real bridges, bridges between people, even nations. Thank you

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