Bottle With A Cork

Meygan Hastings 2006 (Maryland)



I am simply a bottle with a cork,
I am a clear glass bottle with a worn out cork.
As time passes, I fill the emptiness.
Drops of water fall into the bottle.

The bottle is small with a slim neck,
Small smudges and scratches align the outside.
Covered in fingerprints,
Drops of water fall into the bottle

The bottle is never emptied,
It continues to fill as the cork wears away.
The cork is gone,
Drops of water continue to fill the bottle

The bottle overflows, spilling its contents.
For I am a bottle with no cork,
Full and bound to break.
Drops of water flow out of the bottle.

The bottle covered in water and full,
 A hand picks up the bottle.
It pours the water out,
The bottle becomes empty,
A cork is placed on top.
I am this simple bottle with a cork.

About this poem

I wrote this poem to show the struggle of showing true emotion and hardship.

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Submitted by hastings.meygan on June 27, 2023

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Scheme aaxB xxxB xxxb xaxb xbxxxa
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 767
Words 170
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 6

Meygan Hastings

I grew up on a farm and faced a lot of hardships due to my identity. I am a young poet due to writing being an outlet to help me escape from reality. I love to write music as well. more…

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