walls put up in the crystal castle

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Falling always felt like 

The wind in my hair as I plummeted 

To inevitable pain

An isolated break that couldnt be contained 


This one, 

This one was different

I had no clue what it felt like 

To drift down softly

With comforting arms waiting to catch me

To save me from the heights of my pain

I had no idea what reciprocation felt like

Genuine happiness


The rainbow after rain

Like the intense colors of a sunset

Warm, enveloping 

It felt a lot like putting the final piece 

Into a puzzle

Like the bigger picture came together 

Slowly, then

All at once

That's how I became yours


Is it too soon to say

I was born in your eyes

This heart beat only for you 

The way they sparkle when you smile

Put air in my lungs 

Haven't been able to breathe in a while. 

And when our lips met

You stole that breath away

My head felt fuzzy as my heart heard the shot

And started the race

It ran with all its got

You make me fumble and stumble 

But don't let me fall

I lived in a glass house

You've blessed me with walls 


They can't see in 

And I can't see out

For once I feel safe

Isn't that what it's about?


Where have you been all my life, dear?


I'd spent all this time waiting to die

But I've never felt more alive

Than I have inside your eyes

I'd say that's a definition of something

Something more than chance meeting

Something like destined 

Worries fleeting 

No more bleeding

Stop the crying

Loves been given

Commence receiving

Rinse. Repeat. 

And breathe. 

The hurt is over

No more glass houses

You're now four walls and a window

Consider this closure

Submitted: August 02, 2018

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P.J. Bomre

I like how you incorporated the same metaphors into this poem. It feels like a sequel to your previous one. Something about adding walls to a glass house is extremely satisfying to read. You can really catch the writer with it.

Thu, August 2nd, 2018 4:21am

Bryann Cook

Love it!

Tue, January 28th, 2020 2:38am

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