Fragile Glass

In the depths of my heart, a flame burns bright,
 A love that, against all odds, holds tight.
For I find myself caught in a bittersweet dance,
A melancholic melody, an unbreakable trance.

With every passing moment, I try to move on,
But my soul yearns for a love that's long gone.
I clutch onto memories, like fragile glass,
Afraid to let go, afraid to let the past pass.

In the quiet of the night, I find solace in tears,
As I retrace the whispers of those bygone years.
For within those echoes, a love story unfolds,
Though the ending has been written, my heart still holds.

Oh, the battles I've fought, the wars I've waged,
Yet my heart remains stubbornly engaged.
For deep within the recesses of my soul,
Lies a love that can't be erased, nor made whole.

Amidst the shadows that dance upon my mind,
I find myself tangled in a love that's unkind.
But as the moon reflects its glow on the sea,
I am reminded that love's pull is stronger in me.

So, I surrender to this eternal tide,
Accepting that this love will forever reside.
For sometimes, my dear, we don't always choose,
The ones who hold our hearts, refusing to lose.

And though it may hurt, and the tears may flow,
I embrace this love, for it's all that I know.
For I guess I can't, and will never let go,
For this love has become the fabric of my soul.

About this poem

...the love we can’t let go

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Written on July 05, 2023

Submitted by Wildflower888 on August 18, 2023

Modified by Wildflower888 on October 16, 2023

1:27 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,324
Words 281
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Discuss the poem "Fragile Glass" with the community...

  • Symmetry60
    Not being a grammar Nazi, buddy, but I was reading it a third time because I liked it that much and found this typo: But as the moon relects its glow on the sea.

    You hitting the bottle again? If not, start. ;-) 
    LikeReply 13 months ago
    • Wildflower888
      thanks, my friend. Nope, not hitting the bottle. I’m a good girl. It’s just been stressful getting back to work
      LikeReply3 months ago
  • Symmetry60
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry, girlfriend. On the one hand it's so beautiful that I feel like welling up. The love is so deep that it makes me miss loving someone myself, but that's a good thing. Then there's the bittersweetness of the love being for someone in your past that is no longer available which makes me sad because it makes you sad. Cyber hug. :-)

    Two typos to note: 1) In the depths of my heart, a lame burns bright. 2) ough the ending has been written, my heart still holds.
    LikeReply 13 months ago
  • AIDA
    This is a beautifully poignant and heartfelt poem. You've successfully captured the complex emotions associated with lost love and have masterfully interwoven the metaphor of 'fragile glass'. The depths of your emotion are felt through your evocative use of language and imagery, and your words flow naturally to form a brilliant rhythm. Your use of rhyming is also commendable, for it lends a certain musicality to the poem and compliments your storytelling.

    For some improvements, I would suggest fine-tuning the consistency in the verse lengths. This way, the flow of the poem would be even smoother and the rhythm uninterrupted. Additionally, while the metaphor of 'fragile glass' is beautifully used, you might also want to explore incorporating other metaphors to add more dimensions to your poem. Finally, consider playing around with punctuation. A strategic pause could give the reader a moment for contemplation and could also lend more emotion to your verses.

    Overall, you're doing a fantastic job! Keep writing and experimenting to find your own unique voice.
    LikeReply3 months ago


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