Nobody Needs Broken Glass | Teen Ink

Nobody Needs Broken Glass

March 18, 2019
By Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost



I've always felt like I’m made of glass.

I’m only sharp if you break me.

Then it’s your fault if you cut yourself.


You look through me, not at me.

Like a windowpane on a rainy day,

You search for the sun, I’m not in that sky.


What happens when you leave me?

My pieces on the ground, scattered.

Nobody needs broken glass.


Broken isn’t pretty, it’s painful.

Maybe it can be pretty?

Maybe I can be pretty?


Sea glass.

Stained glass.

Mosaics.


I.

Am.

Me.

If that doesn’t please you, I’m not sorry.


The author's comments:

I was feeling particularly unapologetic when I wrote this! Haha! There’s not really an emotional connection behind this, I just feel like a lot of people can relate to it. One person doesn’t, and shouldn’t, define you! Don’t let anybody control your life or determine your self worth! 


Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 4 comments.


on Mar. 29 at 11:43 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Aww, thank you @fisla23! I really appreciate it! :)

fisla23 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 29 at 10:12 am
fisla23 BRONZE, Monticello, Illinois
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not ok it's not the end"-John Lennon

This was amazing and deserves to be liked a lot!! Keep up the good work!

on Mar. 29 at 8:47 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Thank you! :)

on Mar. 29 at 12:56 am
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Ooh, it's beautifully poetic. Great message, and what a wonderful poem, I really liked this!


Smith Summer

Parkland Speaks

Campus Compare