Stained Glass Window

July 1, 2010
By DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.


Through the stained glass window
Swirling shapes and colors bright
I glimpse things I'll never know
As disproportioned curling light

Melted crayons
Scribbled words
Opinions
Different worlds

All in the stained glass window

But this is not the only one
The church is full of them
The harrowed views have just begun
In the world of men

Sparkling glass
Deceiving light
The sun has passed
And left the night

So lies the stained glass window

Every glimpse is closer still
The riddle's color's breached
I can't reach the window sill
Too far beyond my reach

Understanding
This I pray
Enclosing
Too far away

Clouds the stained glass window

I realize now what's happening
The glass, once clear, now stained
Falls around me, shattering
All the wisdom gained

Clear glass shone
Now clouded gloom
And all alone
The light ends soon

So breaks the stained glass window
So stands the riddle solved
Gazing up from down below
My tears fall unresolved


The author's comments:
It seems that every time you have a debate with someone over anything you disagree on, it always ends up as "You have your opinion, I have mine, but I respect you for having yours, just as you respect me for having mine." But is the matter ever resolved?

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on Sep. 6 2010 at 11:20 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Haha, sure I'd be glad to, raven.  And thank you, though I'm not sure eloquent is what one would use to describe me, it makes me feel...eloquent, haha.  Thank you!

on Sep. 6 2010 at 7:22 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Could you read a few of my poems, my eloquent somewhat-acquaintance?

on Sep. 6 2010 at 7:21 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ah! What a beautiful poem with great rhythm! I read it the first time through without contemplating it, and that was good enough.

Conflicts are hardly ever really solved, only battles are won.


on Aug. 2 2010 at 6:01 am
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Haha, thank you :-)

on Jul. 29 2010 at 9:45 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

oh, thats right. no wonder youre still crying. youre still awesome captain.

on Jul. 29 2010 at 5:05 pm
DreamWriter17 PLATINUM, Marengo, Indiana
34 articles 1 photo 682 comments

Favorite Quote:
learn from your past to live for the future.

Haha, you were the one that came up with "stained glass window".  You were complaining about my being too literal while you're the opposite.  I hate to say it, but I cobywrote that saying here to explain the debates I have with a friend.  In the end, it doesn't matter, except now I only know WHY he disagreed with me, and I'm right back where I started.

on Jul. 28 2010 at 5:14 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
54 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

man you're good captain. you really kilt it on the last line. i forgot what exactly you said about this poem and why you told me to read it but what does that matter?


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