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House of glass

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House of glass

We’ve built our foundations on feelings alone,
How were we to know that they don’t last?

Always we are one tremble away form destruction;
A breath from the shattering truth.

Sometimes I dance alone in this house of glass
Praying to be seen by you.

We sit and wait for it to come down around us
Staring into each others’ eyes and seeing nothing.
And feeling nothing.

Warm skin, but an icy touch.
I am numb to it all.

Shattered glass will no longer hurt me;
Cutting words have found my heart.

Singing now the anthem of the sunrise,
And we smile at “goodbye”.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Ooops... some typo's in that comment-- not a good indication of mastering the English language I guess. *beautifuly and * I will 'be' leaving.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Beatifully written Liza--excellent use of expressive emotions. Welcome to poetrysoup. You have talent! I will leaving SA for the USA on Thursday-- which part of the States you in? Lv Kim xx