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Glass Prison

July 24, 2021
By SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]


A glass cage encases

Why is it so hard to break free?

Fragile glass

Fragile me

Fearful me

Too afraid to break a glass prison

Of perfect facets

Perfect prisms

Sparkling cage

It warps light

And turns tears to smiles

And courage, or whatever hints of courage I once had

To cowardice

Transparent, it remains hidden

Known only to one.

And keeping me safe

Locked in the cage

I can break so easily

Yet would be harder than bearing the world

And harder than a life in the perfect prison


The author's comments:

kinda wanted to write a song, so I opened up to write and nope, surprise, a dark poem.

normally when I use first-person it's about me, but I don't think this is.


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on Aug. 19 2021 at 7:25 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

no, im using t5he famliy6 comput5er irregularly6. wit5hout5 writ5ing, im epresse, which oesnt5 halp at5 all.

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 13 2021 at 10:31 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
142 articles 42 photos 1009 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind
There won't be many that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother
And remember to be kind
When the pain of another will serve you to remind."
--Jackson Browne

So ur back on ti? Is your computer ok?

on Aug. 13 2021 at 8:18 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

you know me, if its not dark its not existant.

LKQgirl GOLD said...
on Aug. 12 2021 at 12:35 pm
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!

Amazing how a poem about glass could be so...dark.