House of Glass 

 Fish bowl living is not an easy life.

Be careful what you say in your moment of strife.

It can be an invasion of rights, no privacy, no grace.

You can prove to the world your mouth is full of mace.


The house of glass is so delicate, so fragile.

People feel no remorse to throw a stone so casual.

Knock too hard, and the panes may just shatter.

They don’t think twice to have their circle full of chatter.


The fish bowl can get crowded as others try to see.

No matter how hard they imagine, their lives will never be.

When you’re on the outside looking in, you think you know it all.

When you’re on the inside searching out, you realize how easy is the fall.


Penned – MG – 3/30/16

5 thoughts on “House of Glass 

  1. Those stones so easily thrown; sometimes those living in those glass houses forget their houses are made from such fragile material. They forget that old proverb about pride coming before a fall.
    I’ve experience way too many falls in my life to ever pick up a stone again. I can tell you have, too.

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