Brittle

I was Brittle ancient glass.

Envying the Willows,

Who bow to Earth

When the Tempest blows.

 

I was no willow.

I wept at my false strength.

For the large flexible Boughs,

Stand tall after God’s Wrath.

 

My Fall was destined.

I was my own Prophet.

The breeze eventually passed,

And Billions of Pieces scattered.

 

“Look within to find peace,”

Pious onlookers say.

But Brittle, then Broken,

Was all left of my Legacy.

 

Tiny, sharp--Bitter;

What remained of me caused Pain.

Though crushed beneath Feet of Scorn,

I was no longer Brittle nor Maimed.

 

Then the Daystar cried,

“All belongs to Me!

Child, you have not died,

You possess Power you cannot See.”

 

Blessed with Deep Sleep.

The years blinked by under many Moons,

Surfaces became Smooth.

My decay eventually produced Blooms.

 

I was Brittle ancient glass.

Envying the Willows,

Who bow to Earth

When the Tempest blows.

 

But now my Rebirth is a Miracle,

Still here at Thirty-five!

I bathe in a spacious Sky,

No longer Brittle, but Alive!



Comments:
 
Conflicteddreamer   Conflicteddreamer wrote
on 10/20/2012 10:52:35 AM
Deep. Intelligent. Insightful. Great poem!

StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 9/21/2009 3:35:40 AM
You took this to places so deep that's considered fathomless. Great job!

scooke2093   scooke2093 wrote
on 9/15/2009 12:27:06 AM
I love this so much, Its so deep and holds so much meaning, Kepp up the great work =)

aussiedee   aussiedee wrote
on 7/18/2008 8:54:36 AM
It's deep and beautiful. Thank you.

Warriorprincess55   Warriorprincess55 wrote
on 5/28/2008 8:57:06 PM
I definitely agree with Debby and all the others! Your writing touches the heart.

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Synopsis
Brittle is a poem describing mental breakdown, despair, and ultimately rebirth.
Published Date
4/8/2008 12:00:00 AM
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