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Of Shattered Glass

Updated on November 29, 2013
A Thing Of Beauty
A Thing Of Beauty

Shattered hearts like broken glass
Riddle both new and distant past
Shards they sting causing to bleed
Our feet, our hands, our bended knees

Our faith these pieces shake the soul
Pits of despair build larger holes
Blocking the sun from our very faces
In slow and awkward unsteady paces

Leading to darkness at full boar
No time to find a settled score
The time hard pressed this glass to smoothe
Our souls inside a cage unmoved

Our eyes to scold each single shard
Each word, each deed, comes down so hard
As a hammer to nail, And pen to ink
We struggle to find a common link

And then one day, we see a chance
Something not quite happenstance
Looking around all the broken time
The cage looks useful, the glass sublime

Each bar a frame for a potential
To create something quite beautiful
Each shard a color as the sun glints down
Causing a calidescope of beauty around

Somehow we've found a way to build
A window of beauty and light distilled
In hues of red, orange, blue and gold
And even more colors so very bold

And slowly we collect our pieces
Of shatterd hearts, the bars puzzle creases
And place each part within the frame
A door we create placing the blame

Upon the sturdy bars and a picture bring
All the stains combine and sing
A song of life and beauty creating
Something we can no longer be hating

The pit becomes a tabernacle
The glass becomes the beauty built
The cage becomes a strong frame
The strong frame becomes home

From experience comes wisdom
From wisdom comes light
From light comes happiness
From happiness comes life

Kari Shinal- Copyright Nov. 29, 2013

© 2013 Kari Shinal


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    • Tuatha profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Shinal 

      4 years ago from AZ

      Jamie, thanks for being here for support. I know I've not had much on as of late, but working on getting back to it.

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      Kari Shinal 

      4 years ago from AZ

      Thank You so much Gypsy! Much appreciate that.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love this colorful journey and wonderful poetry. Passing this on.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful poetry, I am glad to see your poetry up again, I missed it. Jamie

    • Tuatha profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Shinal 

      5 years ago from AZ

      Much appreciated Jo. Thank you for that.

    • Tuatha profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Shinal 

      5 years ago from AZ

      Thank you Eddie. Enjoyed writing it. Wonderful weekend to you as well.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      A beautiful poem!! I loved the imagery rhymes, metaphors and flow.

      Nice work, voting up and sharing.

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      5 years ago from Wales

      A great poem Tuatha and thank you for sharing. Here's to wishing you a great weekend.


    • Tuatha profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Shinal 

      5 years ago from AZ

      Ann, ty for coming by. It has been a blessing to know that after some time, others return. Very happy that this verse has touch you in some way.

    • Tuatha profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Shinal 

      5 years ago from AZ

      Thank you so much Kim. It means much as the words do also.

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      5 years ago from North Carolina


      Excellent work. Nice job all around: meter, imagery and sound. V+!



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      Ann Carr 

      5 years ago from SW England

      Wow! This is so well structured and progresses with rhythm and mood. It builds optimism and good from despair and hurt. I love it! Well done. Ann


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