Where We Live

we’ve got our share of glass

We’ve cast the first.
We’ve been the last
one standing in a
pebbled storm.

We’ve swarmed
the castle. We’ve bled,
and mourned; lost
and won.

drop our stones
and cobble our way


It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse today, and I’m hosting. Come play! 


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24 Responses to Where We Live

  1. Oh I love all the references to glass… beware of throwing those stones.

  2. kim881 says:

    I love the abundance of cobbles, pebbles and stones – a dangerous collection when all that glass is involved. I just hope the glass ceilings can be smashed!

  3. Jo Aylard says:

    Absolutely wonderful writing – I love the last stanza!

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice last stanza. “stones” and “home” sound good together. And so do “drop” and “cobble”.

  5. I like this one. The way it flows, winding along like a cobbled street.

  6. ihatepoetry says:

    Great use of the word cobble. Loved the feel of this.

  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is beautifully eloquent, De! ❤️

  8. lynn__ says:

    Yes, let’s drop the angry words from doing public damage and quietly go home.

  9. Vivian Zems says:

    I hear the echo of conquering heroes returning home. I’m ready to go home myself!

  10. I love all the imagery within the poem!

  11. kanzensakura says:

    Yes. Let’s drop our stones! I love this De. Let us make a new world.

  12. ghostmmnc says:

    Nobody should cast stones at another, real stones, or words that hurt. Lots to take heed of in your poem. 🙂

  13. Truedessa says:

    There is wisdom in your words, let’s cobble our way to home…

  14. Grace says:

    I love the call for peace against the pebbled storm De ~ Thanks for hosting ~

  15. rothpoetry says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if stones could be left on the street to drive on rather than picked up and thrown at one another!

  16. jillys2016 says:

    Perhaps drag out stones over the the beach for a bit of skipping? This is disarming in delivery with a strong punch, felt but not seen.

  17. Arcadia M says:

    Nice flow in this piece.

  18. Janice says:

    I found this very engaging from the beginning where you refer to glass houses, ceilings, thrones to your suggestion that we cobble our way home.

  19. Lona Gynt says:

    Could this be in part a reference to a joke I heard as a child: “He who lives in grass houses should not stow thrones?”
    Probably not, the joke is obscure, but I really enjoyed this quadrille. Such a nice goal, to live in peace, cleverly and mournfully framed

  20. annell4 says:

    Nicely done, I loved the read!

  21. merrildsmith says:

    I wish the stones could be dropped, and those who wish to be the first to cast, stop and think first. Then we can all cobble our way back home. Interesting and well done, De!

  22. Love this extended metaphor- so vivid and cohesive as both an image and a call to action.

  23. Imelda says:

    I like the idea of dropping stones.

    This piece is beautiful.

  24. This is so clever, De! I love the idea of cobbling your way home.

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