Stained Glass Window

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





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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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.

 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm
Could you read a few of my poems, my eloquent somewhat-acquaintance?
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Sept. 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm
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!
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm
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?
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm
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.
 
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm
oh, thats right. no wonder youre still crying. youre still awesome captain.
 
DreamWriter15 replied...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 6:01 am
Haha, thank you :-)
 
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