Glass Tears

Glass Tears

A Poem by elle_morell

I can hold it in.
I’m keeping on the lid
till the contents are contained.

Because in there, honesty and lies are merging
the fragile meniscus turgid

A tempest of unspoken words;
of truths untold.
Captive as glass tears…
afraid to fall.

© 2022 elle_morell

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Ouch, a torn meniscus is so painful. I might be shedding tears as well. It made my scarred knee ache just to read about it! On a technical note, you have a repetition of the word "the" in the second line. I don't know what the "honesty and lies" might be but if you're at my age it's probably about telling yourself you're just as physically capable as you once were, and that could quickly lead to a torn meniscus. I hope you have an ice pack handy. My knee still aches in empathy. I enjoyed the read.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

Since "turgid" means swollen, I assumed you were referring to an injured knee, weren't you?

3 Months Ago

Haha Fabian, I’m not that old yet actually but condolences for your injured knee!
More a .. read more
Fabian G. Franklin

3 Months Ago

My apologies. Clarity is sometimes fleeting. Even the word "tear" has more than one meaning. One mig.. read more
and which one are there more of? Keeping the lid on might be safer but then it might
just free us.

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Well it’s like this Jacob: how long can you hold back the truth before it becomes a lie? Is an unt.. read more

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Added on July 26, 2022
Last Updated on August 2, 2022



Sunshine Coast , Australia

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A Poem by elle_morell