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Fragile: Handle with Care

Fragile: Handle with Care
We write in bright red
On the boxes that carry
Our treasured breakables

Our human souls
Wrapped in all kinds of protective material
Some of which look sturdy
Able to bear…..
Life's daily wear and tear
Others which seem so frail
Not able to take
Rough handling, shoving, pawing or even a shake

I, for one, wish the world would take note
Of the bright...blood red letters
That with my veins' life fluid on myself I have written
The delicate condition of the state of MY heart…

Oh, reader, you whose lips now smirk
For to your strong fortressed soul
the label doesn't apply
…or so your inner voice implies
But what was that?
The faint tinkling sound of shattering glass
As they bounce you around, trying to make you fit
The right place…. 

A tiny bullet word pierces the bubble wrap of your dreams
Making contact with the heart of your treasure….
…With the treasure of your heart!
Alas, my friend… It's too late to write the warning:
It's too late to heed the warning:

F  r  a    g   i   l     e….
Handle with care!

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 1:53:00 PM
    this is very powerful and deep. There is a lot of emotion in each line and lets the reader feel what is in your heart. nice job

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:55:00 PM
    Very sweet, pull it in, and feel good. I will read more. Thanks George

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Hi Eileen very good words fragile is something we all should be careful of, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:27:00 AM
    Excellent romantic verses understood better by those who themselves frigile are! Hope nothing is broken! Thank you for sharing. High marks!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:38:00 PM
    Eileen, I see in your writing some of my own style when I wrote on similar topics to this one in the past. I really enjoyed this one. You have a gift for words. Keep on with your very creative quill!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 4:53:00 PM
    you are so clever, my friend! i love "the bubble wrap of your dreams" especially. you've threaded this comparison throughout your poem quite brilliantly!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 4:40:00 PM
    What a intresting way you have chosen to reflect each of our fragility. Still we are much less breakable than you may realize. sometimes the illusion of fragility keeps people at bay and prevents our hearts from reaching their full splendor.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 3:41:00 PM
    Eileen this is one awesome poem....