Tsunami HiroshiSu

Rookie - 19 Points (September 15,1996 / Fort Collins, Colorado)

Glass


Glass sounds tenuous and crystalline
Fragile
Delicate
The glass is graceful as it rises up around me
An intricate web of clearest crystal
Hard as diamonds
Smooth as silk
Cool blue
Glass blown into rings
That wind around my frame
That bind me within
That cage me inside
But the cage is so pretty
Like sugar spun roses
Encases me
But glass cannot contain me
And nothing ever should
I have the wings of a bird
The heart of the ocean
The spirit of the wind
The eyes of the forest
And me?
I am wild
They try to hold me in their glass spun prisons
They try to cage me crystal spheres
But bloodied knuckles
I break free
Leave remnants scattered
Shattered
And bits of glass the sea erodes
Clouding
Smoothing
Waves carry my prison far away
And I smile
I showed them they could not cage me
Now they know.

Submitted: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 16, 2013
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Comments about this poem (Glass by Tsunami HiroshiSu )

  • Bronze Star - 6,050 Points Khairul Ahsan (9/14/2013 4:41:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. Liked the imagery, liked the flow!
    'Waves carry my prison far away
    And I smile
    I showed them they could not cage me
    Now they know.'
    Simply superb! Loved it. (Report) Reply

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