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Below is the poem entitled Breakthrough which was written by poet Christine Phillips. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Dark clouds loom beyond battered mountains,
cracking sounds seep through broken walls
and murmuring voices echo near and far.
We did not know where to begin,
but I had  a strong feeling that we would win.
We leaped through block doors, 
trampling on broken glasses,
tearing down make shift barricades,
busting wires  fences,
bulldozing fortified doors,
and chiseling sealed up walls.
Our stricken faces dented with anguish, 
broken voices crackle with fear,
spilling unbridled emotions in the atmosphere.
Smoldering petrol engulfed the air
charring corruption,
cleansing hearts,
purifying souls,
while tears of joy flow without control.
We journey through dark tunnels,
broken bridges and rocky mountains,
cutting and clearing the bushy path,
until we finally made the mark.
One chance, one dip 
we broke the glass ceiling with a mystical pick.

 ©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 9:22:00 PM
    A wonderful poem you have penned. Thank you for your comment. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:50:00 PM
    This poems moves rapidly and was exciting to read. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:47:00 AM
    The glass ceiling and then some! It read like a combat mission and it was and it is. I will show this wonderful poem to my grand daughter . Thank You Christine,

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 1:07:00 PM
    vivid and full of power-packed lines... i like!..;) huggs

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:44:00 PM
    Wow! Whooh! Whoah! Don't you know!

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:20:00 PM
    truly wonderful poetry Christine,, an absolute joy to read, a poem which holds the reader to the very last word...

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 12:55:00 PM
    I love the ending to this beautiful sage Well written Christine, hope to read more of your work in the future, have a great day xxx

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 9:34:00 AM
    I am a fan of free verse and this is a particularly good piece. I like the ending it adds so much more meaning and layers to the poem.

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 4:34:00 AM
    My goodness, what determination! How not to be a winner after all this! Superb message to keep on going till victory comes! Excellent! PS: I heard you and tried! Thank you!