Broken bones

  1. Mask to wear and rules to keep.
  2. Cross to bear but buried deep.
  3. Helping hand just slapped aside. 
  4. Burning light in shadows hide.
  5. Welcomed guests but cloned from mold. 
  6. See the hearth from out in cold. 
  7. Words and tongues, and growls and groans,
  8. Sticks and stones, and broken bones. 
  9. Misshaped heart that does not fit. 
  10. Echoed silence, e’er I sit.