The Glass

It is quiet now
Only sounds of startled breath

The glass lies quiety, soundlessly now,
shattered upon the stairs

Shining in the moonlight
An impression of diamonds from rain
It is dark
You are unable to see the tears, the pain

Urgently she gathers her children
Whispering quietly in their ears
It’s okay my darlings
Mother is here

She tucks them in bed
With a light kiss and a prayer
Hoping they won’t hear what is said
The words upon the stairs

Days pass and the glass is replaced
Only its shards left
Piercing hearts
Grief and sorrow fill its space

Years pass and the glass is replaced again
For the hearts that broke it
Bring the sadness to an end

Forgivness and grief
Mourning years gone by

Gratitude and relief
For the love left to try

The glass has no lines or ripples or cracks
The glass is now whole
The children intact

It is true my darlings
That mother was near
As an angel she whispered in our ear

Glass cannot break you, my dears
Look closely upon it and through it you will see
You are whole again
The very special family, you see

My love goes with you
Put your hands upon the glass
My love goes with you
Let go of the past.

Poet’s Note
A short poem about rebuilding a family after years of hurt.

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I am so glad you are here. Please make yourself at home, here, next to the arm-chair. Let us talk of poetry and life; let us laugh and crack jokes; let us rule the world with our lofty thoughts and electrodes for those out of line.Most likely I will pee a little when we laugh, and my thoughts are usually random rather than lofty, but you know what they say: “The dog of the exceptional wisdom has the bird of sleeping monkeys in his dreams!”Anyway, I was talking to a guy the other day who was high on pot (he was standing on the toilet) and I mentioned my fear of bush hogs and roaches. He comforted me and then asked why I was in the stall with him.So there you go, my full life story nowhere on this page. I feel like we know each other so much better now. Sometimes I’m serious, sometimes I seriously funny, sometimes I’m seriously gassy. I am at all times grateful for your support.If you have an idea to share, or just want to drop a line, you can contact me at peanuttyoh@yahoo.comBe excellent to each other and glitter on glitterbombs.
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