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Life Under Glass

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Life Under Glass

Some memories grow sweeter
With time, it seems to me
But sugary delusions
Soon lose their validity

In truth, life happens here and now
Alive in present tense
Life ebbs and flows, it dims and glows
Not always making sense

I capture life in pen and ink
With photographs and paint
But colors find it hard to breathe
Under constant restraint

Captured life is hindered
As a butterfly contained
True beauty is not realized
When wings fold up-restrained

Life is like a butterfly
Beauty revealed in flight
No human hand can captivate
The soul’s true inner light

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  1. Date: 11/19/2008 9:39:00 AM
    Wonderfully written, I will add you to my favorites!!! Elizabeth

  1. Date: 11/14/2008 1:04:00 AM
    "No human hand can captivate the soul's true inner light"...Love this line. It is a very good poem, nice imagery....Raul

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 12:05:00 PM
    Whoa. This gave me chills. Excellent all the way through but that last verse could be a poem in itself. Outstanding. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 7:44:00 AM
    We need to enjoy every moment. I've tried to live that way. This was an exceptional write. Vince

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 7:11:00 AM
    Quite a lovely verse. Some nice, evocative language and imagery. Totally concur about "sugary delusions" and this assertion: "In truth, life happens here and now Alive in present tense" Question: you eschew puncuation. Why? Stanza 4 is your strongest IMO; meter is perfect w/o becoming sing-song. Closing line makes your verse's argument. I will be reading more of your work. :)