Ashleigh R. Gardner

The Other Side - Poem by Ashleigh R. Gardner

beyond the shattered steps there is a wall
made of glass and perfectly clear
one can see everything, i can see everything
yet, i climb, i still climb that glass wall
just to see what's on the other side

my hands slip and my grasp fails me
i fell to the ground countless times
i cracked the wall out of anger
and it got slicker to make me pay for it
but i found a way to get over that wall

the things i saw on the other side were the same
the touch didn't even satisfy me
i looked in disappointment
my hands ached and i fell to the ground
watching the glass wall melt behind me

in the puddle were my efforts
efforts wasted to find something
i had already found
there was no need to climb
for i already knew what was on the other side

Comments about The Other Side by Ashleigh R. Gardner

  • (3/4/2010 9:25:00 AM)

    This poem is great. We all try to climb a wall to see if there's something different on the other side. But then we realize that its all the same. Nothing changes.


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  • (2/26/2010 1:42:00 PM)

    Ah.. as always.. you did a fine Job.. by the time you are my age you would be.. GREAT! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/26/2010 12:00:00 PM)

    i really liked it....... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 26, 2010

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