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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
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

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.