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Blinds are shut tight
Keeping the light out
Making the room a living tomb

Sitting in bed
Blankets surrounding my cold body
Not providing any warmth

Red rimmed eyes staring at the picture on the wall
Hard to believe that I was ever that happy

Maybe it was because you were in my life
I don’t remember ever being as happy when you weren’t there

But now that you’re gone I wish I was too
Why couldn’t you have taken me with you?

The note said you loved me
That I was yours forever
But if you really cared then why are you eternaly gone?

I’m so alone its hard to describe
I’ve cried more tears than a nation of poverty
And more numb than any anesthetic can provide

I looked through the photo album uncountable times
You were in nearly all the snap-shots
I can’t believe that I couldn’t see your pain
You hid it so well, no one could have known

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socalledlife said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 5:25 pm:
wow. great poem! it's really beautiful and sad. did he/she commit suicide? keep writing!

p.s. thanks for commenting on my article. i really like your work :)
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Lindsey M. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 6:18 pm:
im without words but full of the need to tell you that that poem was wonderfully wonderful. looking forward to reading more.
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starrymusic said...
Jul. 27, 2009 at 3:29 am:
this is hauntingly beautiful... if it's a reflection of personal experience, i empathize and sympathize. =(
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Amber1994 said...
Jul. 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm:
no, i love any comments! its nice to know what people think of my work.
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awesomeaugustThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2009 at 11:21 pm:
sorry! you're probably getting sick of my comments... but I really like this piece, very relatable, and full of feeling
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