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Glass house. - November 27th 2017, 02:50 PM

I have no idea what this is or what it means but hereís something.

I live in a house that is constructed of glass
a house that has never truly been a home.
And although people donít usually ask
glass holds more pain than theyíve known.
Weíre filled with petty optical illusions
as well as continually abusive intrusions
of what people think they really know.
Tell me what you see. Come on, have a go.
From the outside youíll see a smiling face
not the holes in our hearts and floors
not the bruises that canít ever be erased.
Or the thoughts of not wanting it anymore.
And at night I look up at the twinkling stars
feeling like Iíll never get myself out
I run my fingers along skin so scarred
unsure of what the purpose is all about.
Next time you look into a house of shards
know that it could just be an illusion
they could all fall like a house of cards
revealing the real truthís intrusions.


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Re: Glass house. - November 27th 2017, 04:37 PM

This one was really thought provoking for me and I think it's one of my favorites out of your recent ones.


   
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Re: Glass house. - November 27th 2017, 06:39 PM

I agree that this was thought provoking. I thought this was another great poem and I am glad that you shared!


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Re: Glass house. - November 27th 2017, 06:42 PM

I love this metaphor and how you wrote it. It makes me think of when I was little I couldn't tell if the sliding glass door was opened or closed. And sometimes I'd think it was opened and walk through and bump my face. (Ok to be fair, it was at my cousin's house and im super clumsy) And yeah, it makes me realize how dysfunctional households can sometimes not be obvious to those on the outside but also for those in the inside, getting out ofor the glass confinement is hard. It might look one way but really there's glass.

Also, I love the image of looking up at the stars

Definitely one of my favorites by you.
   
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Re: Glass house. - November 27th 2017, 11:27 PM

i really like what the poem has to say in this
   
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Re: Glass house. - November 30th 2017, 12:13 AM

It's totally okay not to know what something means or why you even created it. I really like the picture this paints, and how it seems to directly interact with and challenge the reader ("come on, have a go"). Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Glass house. - November 30th 2017, 12:39 AM

This was lovely to read. I really liked it. Lot of Hugs.
   
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