Tuesday, August 08, 2006

glasswalls, Marriage

In honor of Tu B'Av

It’s not every day
That you get to share
Something so dear
With the person you care
About, more than anyone
else, The one that’s the one
that you’ve always known
as your own

To break through insecurity
Thick barriers of vanity
We are Married after all
And that should conquer all
the world, Ours to share
Our love, Our Fear

So we can install
Reface our hearts wall
With a glass shell
Because those that dwell
Live in glass homes
Do not throw stones
And shatter their own
...........After all
Sticks and stones
May break my bones
But words
And unspoken
...........Shatter all




Blogger SS said...

David, I wish you only the most beautiful marriage ever... always. Sounds like you're not far from the mark already.

August 08, 2006 1:42 PM  
Blogger FrumGirl said...

I can't imagine your marriage being anything but heavenly especially if you write her love letters....

August 08, 2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...


August 08, 2006 11:56 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

love letters, aaaahhhhh! i love anykind og love letters. I guess i am a real girl. So david, I am trying to undestand this poem,somehow i dont get the wholt thing. living in a glass home? throwing stones? sounds like you need insurance! lol

August 09, 2006 8:12 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

I wouldnt call this a love letter...
Its just a feeling I had..showing my wife my writings..revealing something which had been secret..
It's sort of like refacing your heart with glass walls..in other words..becoming transparent...and when you have those glass walls then you're extra careful not to throw stones...at each other..because in the process you'll be shattering your own glass home...(your heart)

August 09, 2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger Genendy said...

Very nice. I especially like the ending - "but words spoken and unspoken shatter all."

August 09, 2006 2:02 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

thanks for the explaination. I didnt really get this to be a love letter, until i read the comments and everyone expressed it to be this.

August 09, 2006 5:10 PM  
Blogger Bonnie B said...

I thought it was beautiful. I read it earlier and posted a comment, but it appears it didn't go through. Anyway, i was worried that there was some sadness in your marriage-- glad to hear there is not.
I think of all ways words can heal and can so easily hurt those we love-- even ones we never say. Sometimes silence is the most dangerous-- and so when I read it, I was concerned that you were expressing a hint of sadness.
I am so glad to hear the full story. When we show our work, it does make us vulnerable, but it is a beautiful gift.

August 10, 2006 5:00 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


well I might write love letters..but I aint plastering them online..lol

Thanks...Yes...it's often what we hold back that create the biggest barriers..

August 10, 2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger turquoiseblue said...

Hey David...

Beautiful, expressive poem.

I sensed a certain wishful side to it, but also understood from it... that you took a step towards bridging from wishing to reality (by sharing something you previously hadn't?)

I always think/say - that marriage is a reflection of our perception of it... what we want out of it (in essence, what we give into it...) So it doesn't really matter if a spouse fits the "perfect" image, or not... if we adjust our "perfect image" to our reality. Sometimes it means giving up a side of us we kept until now hidden, perhaps too afraid of it being our most vulnerable spot... or not being "understood" in the way we thought we needed it to be...

Anyway, that's my raw, unedited reaction to your poem :)

August 11, 2006 3:58 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Good to see u..
Hope ur having a nice summer.
That is a great synopsis of marriage..Its really like that.

August 13, 2006 8:55 PM  
Blogger the only way i know said...

omg -
so stunning
have not been on blogs for a while
posting from french alps
just clicked on yours
and went for the marriage post
was a worthwhile read, dave
good for you
lucky wife
lucky couple
although 'lucky' because you took a real step
you can be proud of you
much happiness for the future
thanks for inspiring as always

August 22, 2006 5:16 AM  

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