The Statue

The Statue

A Poem by ewest1220

"My glass house, my glass life All gone to the sea"


The Statue

By: Ethan West

Standing in a glass house with shards in my back

The world that I’ve known, is the one that I lack


Like a house on the shore but too close to sea

My intent to withstand, as the water breaks me


Apart on the rocks that I knew were there

A part of the burden, not mine to bare


And now for my hubris and giving it all

I’ve lost my meaning, and my wherewithal


But stand I still, a sad statue of care

A glass knife in my back, that shouldn’t be there


Her knife, it was, the one I stood for

And with that one strike she opened the door


But while it is open, there is nothing but pain

I am standing and rusting, a statue in rain


A full moon of strife

As the tide buries me

My glass house, my glass life

Are gone to the sea

© 2019 ewest1220

Author's Note

Getting back into the swing of writing after a long hiatus. My life has had a lot of ups and downs lately and I've been itching to express myself. Hope you all like it ^_^

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Speaks of pain and betrayal. The couplets work well. Good work young man.


Posted 2 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Powerful, painful, and beautiful. I enjoyed the metaphors. If undergoing tough times,this poem will resonate with you.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Very powerful piece, very real and emotive. I love the pull together stanza at the end.

Great stuff

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Betrayal of any kind of trust

Sucks !!
You done a great job of bringing this image to life

Well done

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on March 25, 2019
Last Updated on March 25, 2019
Tags: Poetry



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