Sea Glass

Sea Glass

A Poem by livicote
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I wrote this after breaking up with my boyfriend last year. I feel like I always act too sweet in order to reach some social expectation, but then I end up hurting people when they find out who I am..

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the only beneficial relationship you've had is with your keyboard.
everyone else turns out to be 
completely insane
and the opposite of everything you thought-
well, told yourself they were.
I'm just a chocolate covered
shard of glass-
Lovers of sweetness chase me 
and end up getting hurt,
but maybe if I shook off the chocolate, 
I'd attract those few who love a pretty piece of glass.
That's what I am from now on- 
no hiding my sharp edges.
I want to be free from the guilt
of causing chocolate lovers pain.
I think if I just got lost in something bigger than me, alone for a while-
like poetry and art, or the ocean-
my chocolate and sharp edges would wash away
until I was a smooth, bright piece of seaglass
for someone to find on the beach.
The only problem is
I can't jump into my ocean
of poetry and art
because who will deal with college
and bills
and cars
and insurance
and neighbors...
God, I hate neighbors.
I'm doomed to be a shard of glass
cutting tongues
and wishing for the sea.

© 2013 livicote


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livicote
all critiques welcome :)

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'Chocolate lovers pain'...whoa! Love it...this is a special rant, with tons of savvy class thrown in. I only hope it's dark chocolate, cause then it'd be perfect!

Posted 8 Years Ago


livicote

8 Years Ago

Thanks! And as the poem indicates, you might need to look somewhere else if you're looking for somet.. read more
Frieda P

8 Years Ago

I'm down with the dark chocolate lovers pain. ;-)
My pleasure for sure...
Glass as the object. Young glass can be sharp. It may have been broken in anger, neglect, or as the object of art. A good choice to carry the load of your life lesson. Chocolate. I wish you would not use chocolate as bait. My tongue is bleeding...I never stop to think when chocolate is on the line.

You are born to write poetry I think...or did you have a near death experience and were born again to this life? :-)

Posted 8 Years Ago


livicote

8 Years Ago

Thanks so much!! My glass is sharp because of my nature, and I try to hide it because not only are m.. read more
fireblossom

8 Years Ago

One of my favorite comments comes from Doctor Seuss - Say what you feel be who you are because those.. read more
livicote

8 Years Ago

Lol, if only it were that easy. I have a lot of identity problems, but that is a very true quote, dr.. read more
lovers of sweetness chase me...cute line
thank you for sharing

Posted 8 Years Ago


livicote

8 Years Ago

Thank you :D
the last three lines tie this together so well.

Posted 8 Years Ago


livicote

8 Years Ago

Thanks!

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Added on February 6, 2013
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Tags: sea, glass, ocean, beach, sweet, gender, sex, roles, heart, breaker, broken, cutting, tongues, chocolate, poem, livicote

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livicote
livicote

Fayetteville, GA



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I am seventeen years old as of the time I am writing this About Me. I am very interested in the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (I'm INTP,) philosophy (especially absurdism atm,) and select po.. more..

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A Poem by livicote