May 1, 2010
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A piece of glass, dirty, but beautiful
So fragile, it is broken,
chipped and scratched
Its edges are sharp.
Hold it too tight, and it will cut deeply,
Even as it breaks.
Hold it too loosely,
And it will slip away,
out of reach,
Shattering into a million pieces.

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yes_i_am This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Loved the symbolism!
_AMZ_ said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 10:39 am

The imagery is beautiful. I interpreted this to be a message about the unattainables in life and how there are no happy mediums. We settle for extremes, but one of two things happen when we do that. We are either cut, or the situation gets out of hand and we are left to pick up the pieces we caused to shatter and spread. I like the first line, it says it all for me "dirty, but beautiful", similar to the life we face everyday, the world is a messy place with all sorts of beautiful th... (more »)

silvermoon11 replied...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm
Thanks. I'm glad it was able to touch someone, even in  a small way, and I really like your interpretation of it.
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