Expectations of a Thin Glass Box

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This poem takes place over a period of time, falling into a trilogy of love, loss, and redemption.

Submitted: April 22, 2012

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Submitted: April 22, 2012

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Great Expectations

 

My heart’s inside a thin glass box

Enclosed by elderly wisdom

 

‘Cause I learn more from one mistake

Than what’s been learned through an entire kingdom

 

And this glass box is bulletproof

But maybe your heart’s the key

 

Set it off like a hand grenade

And perhaps you’ll rescue me

 

So some people say I’m crazy

And some people say I’m smart

 

But I use this glass box wisely

And gladly hide my heart

 

For expectations I have many

And so far you’ve met them all

 

So try hard not to hurt me

‘Cause I bruise badly when I fall

 

Great Expectations

 

I shed a tear as I read this poem

Learning it wasn’t meant for you

 

And I guess that I will leave you now

As friendly neighbors measure few

 

So I’ll limp away with my scorched torn heart

And rebuild the shattered glass

 

Revive on new found wisdom

Then leave you in the past

 

And perhaps our hearts will cross again

Somewhere throughout the years

 

But until then I’ll leave you here

And drown myself in tears

 

Great Expectations

 

Now days have passed and months gone by

And our paths have crossed again

 

But like a fool I passed you by

As nothing more than a friend

 

We talked, we joked, we grinned, we laughed

But I let it mean nothing to me

 

Until at last you called me up

And said you found the key

 

You said, “I know the glass is thicker now

And my heart won’t do the trick

 

But maybe with forgiveness

The glass won’t be so thick

 

Then I’ll shape some love into a knife

And stab it at your heart

 

And if I nail it hard enough

The glass may fall apart

 

Although if I’m not so lucky

Remember your love for me

 

As I carve your name into my wrist

To rid me of insanity”

 

Great Expectations


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