Shell
A rock that will not break,
A foundation in my pages,
The unquestionable force in my life,
That soothes me in all that rages,
The peace without compromise,
That soothes me to the core,
The impenetrable wall that surrounds me,
From all that I abhor,
The soothing voice that follows,
A still small voice inside,
You gave me an answer,
And made me a place to reside,
A hope you have made me,
A love in my sorrows,
On that horrible day,
You comfort me in tomorrow,
I twist inside my soul,
Because the fire it has held,
I have seen my agony,
But you have been my shell.


-Joe Kruppenbacher

Comments:
 
sabrinaa_smiless   sabrinaa_smiless wrote
on 4/29/2008 2:56:24 PM
I love your writing,it's really wonderful.

life_as_it_is   life_as_it_is wrote
on 4/29/2008 12:25:04 PM
Cool metaphor, I always considered shells empty not a covering, good job

bookserpent   bookserpent wrote
on 4/24/2008 10:03:24 AM
I like the way this is structured. The rhyme scheme is pretty clever.

Ancient117331   Ancient117331 wrote
on 4/21/2008 8:48:09 AM
Sojourner, Strong words... Chris T.

danicpa68   danicpa68 wrote
on 4/20/2008 7:08:32 AM
This is beautiful.

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Sojourner
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We all need something we can hold onto in rough times...
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