Glass | Teen Ink


May 1, 2010
By silvermoon11 BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
silvermoon11 BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 articles 10 photos 10 comments

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.

The author's comments:
This is about a person who has been shattered at some point in their lives, someone who is barely holding on.I have met a few people that we all tend to judge and have sensed this feeling of brokeness from them in one way or another. I just hope one day they will find themselves and realize what valuable people they are.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Mar. 13 2011 at 2:54 pm
yes_i_am SILVER, Faizabad, Other
6 articles 1 photo 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"not all those who wander are lost"

Loved the symbolism!

on Jul. 15 2010 at 4:38 pm
silvermoon11 BRONZE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
4 articles 10 photos 10 comments
Thanks. I'm glad it was able to touch someone, even in  a small way, and I really like your interpretation of it.

_AMZ_ BRONZE said...
on Jul. 15 2010 at 10:39 am
_AMZ_ BRONZE, Hemet, California
1 article 13 photos 269 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life is like a box of never know what you're going to get"

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 things happening!

I loved it!