when everything else fails

Fragile People

stained glass

do you know why
we hold our wine in glass
transparent and open to see
while we sip gracefully

so we will admire the crimson liquid
the sweet blood we drained
from our mother the earth
her blood our wine we are blessed

why do we plant our flowers
in houses of glassy make
let grapevines do the embrace of lovers
open for all to see

so everyone will admire the love
written in every petal and embrace
so we can see the wildest of nature
thrive in our ever changing world

do we ever imagine we are glass people
with hearts of glass so fragile
we live in shining glasshouses
flowing open for everyone to see

so we will forever
get open love we ever crave
and handled with the care
fragile things deserve

this is my entry for: The Thursday Think Tank #66 – Glass Houses.

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7 responses

  1. this was beautiful and had a good point.thanks a lot for posting!

    September 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  2. Such an elegant use of words and ideas this one has roots in success and is blossoming forth from the earth of your soul. I wish you every success in the competition.

    September 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm

  3. How I long to be handled with care and yet be free to love openly. I have been relegated to the shadows for safety for too long. I grew up in the home of a minister and I always remember people saying a minister “lives in a glass house” so I can identify well with so much glass. A beautiful description of earth as well. Just a beautiful idea all around, and well crafted. I hope to see more soon!

    September 17, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  4. Old Ollie

    gotta stay fresh – good one!

    September 18, 2011 at 5:14 am

  5. The glass metaphor was sheer beauty. A lovely idea that weaves itself around the soul.

    September 18, 2011 at 5:56 am

  6. Laurie Kolp

    So beautiful and thought-provoking… I especially like the 4th stanza.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:00 am

  7. Thoughtprovoking. We are glass people, most of us anyway – fragile as thin glass – but hopefully we become stronger, more tempered with age, still feeling but not breaking as easily. I loved your slow exploration of this theme.

    September 20, 2011 at 8:36 am

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