cracks in her glass_2

cracks in her glass_2

A Poem by dan
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in mourning for lost love, he looks in the mirror for some answer

"

his shadows stare toward

way too many mirrors

with cracks,

sharpened to a jeweler’s point…

other glass

(dull and lifeless)

subdued and silent;

sand from a nameless beach.


his parade of (stiffened) failures

tossed down boulevards

of disrepair;

bands marching backward down-

ward, past the photos crucified into the stair-

case (overlaid by glass,)

pics of her being lazy and faded.


he glances toward each cracked

looking glass (now looking back)

and whispers a plaintive phrase,

wishing she were here

intact.


 dan © 2016


 Music: “Can’t Stand Losing You,” by The Police


 

© 2016 dan


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Intensely knife-like contemplation. The pensively cracked prisms of our minds will always recollect and reflect the distortions. Love the music too.

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

pictures framed in glass tend to stare back at the viewer, asking what each one really sees. thank y.. read more
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The fragments of what's left though broken are very sharp in the mind...
I'm never disappointed when I come here

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

lynn, thanks so much for your complimentary words. I really do appreciate it. take care...dan
I really enjoy this poetry, Dan!

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Hank, do stop by again
take care...dan
Interesting poem! I like your choice of words.

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the look-in and the review. take care...dan
Cyprian Van Dyke

3 Years Ago

You're most welcome!
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mou
it is quite vibrant to explore the break in heart!
yes, sometime the mirror also starts to question to its own face but still every bit is not listen clearly..
you portrait the thought with just some inert words .....
since for the first time I review your writing and I like those much..
profound piece of writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

mou, Thank you for stopping by for the review. take care...dan
mou

3 Years Ago

it is my pleasure...
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The beginning of the end of your writer's block?

Staring into the mirror of one's past. Old memories, a life lived, loves lost, faded with time, yet always present in the recesses of the mind. The love is lost, the glass is shattered, the memories linger for what was once a beautiful comfort, and the heart still longs for the comforts that it once had.

Well written as always, Dan. This poem has a very soulful melancholic tone. The writer's block is on the wane methinks. Impressive work. Take care.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Very expressive.
I could feel the brokenness of which you wrote.
A portrait of the aching heart.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

Thank you Melinda. Always appreciate your thoughts and expression of feelings. take care...dan
A poem that has so much brokenness to it
I guess the poet can feel her ache
and can't help but feel the same way

A very sad piece




Posted 4 Years Ago


As though memories are frayed and unclear, the one that dominates your thoughts is elusive and missing. This is the kind of painful truth that hits hard. You wrote this well.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Lost love involves pain that can last a lifetime. A cracked glass or mirror can show one how to begi.. read more
Very nice of thoughts and description.
"he glances toward each cracked
looking glass (now looking back)
and whispers a plaintive phrase,
wishing she were here
intact."
I liked and I understood the above lines. I have many wishes of things left as was. Thank you Dan for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you John. Lost love can leave lasting scars on one's psyche. Thanks so much for your support o.. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

Always my pleasure to read your work and you are welcome.

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