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Late at night, the entire world at peace.

Yet I am wide awake with no peace inside, because of you

The music is low, the room dark.

The only light burns from a candle, lit in memory of you

It, like my love for you, will burn forever strong.

My life has gone on to include everyone, but you

Have drifted from my life, your decision,

not mine.

Times are fast, but drag on indefinitely.

The exhaustion, physical and emotional,

only remind me

Of the strength once given by you,

now forever lost.

The infrequent, but everlasting, times of solitude.

The music and me.

The only company is the fire, that burns

In my heart, Where I am allowed

only memories of you

Memories that haunt and remind me

Of what I can no longer have

Your love, made me strong a strength

I carried into all I did.

A love I would have always returned

With open ease yet intense meaning.

And still you think this is how it must be

You and then the fire and me.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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xBaByGiRrL22x said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
bamboom212 said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm
omg i compleely luv this. keep it up!
MercedesXO said...
Aug. 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm

I absolutely love this. extremely powerful with a soft and sad rythm. amazing:) i love and truly appriciate the honesty your words portray, and the raw and in depth feelings behind them. great job. you are a great writer.

i'd love it if you (or anyone else reading this) viewed some of my work and told me what you thought. especially my poem 'Torturer of a King'. it would be greatly appriciated:)

SarahJumps said...
May 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm
Wow this is quite amazing
xBaByGiRrL22x said...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm
whoa. definetly 1 of my favez.
awesome talent ya got there girl.
plz keep it up & keep writing!! ;))
KumKiiMoo!! said...
Sept. 23, 2009 at 4:31 am
Hey!! Thanks for the comments you typed on one my poems.. lol and your poems are really good. i like your poems too!!
Brutal_Antics said...
Aug. 13, 2009 at 3:34 am
Very well sculpted, did not over exagerate at all. Simplicity is key. You took a very intense topic and hit all the points without rambling on. You did a beautiful job and chose your words carefully; the entire passage flowed. Every word connected with the sentence and thus the entire piece meshed very well. GREAT WORK...looking forward to your next piece.
Melinda L. said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 1:38 am
I loved it. and as GASP134 said, "Losing is hard. But losing what you never had and wished for is harder." (I would know.) great job!!
jordann_lil_guh said...
Jul. 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm
oh. my god. this is an amazing poem,
it makes me think of this guy...

you are a wonderful writer.
niki <3 said...
Jun. 17, 2009 at 1:27 am
i realy liked this poem it applied alot to a friend of mine. im sure she would also like this poem. u have talen t.keep writing
Kiersten.p.o said...
Jun. 13, 2009 at 12:37 am
hey, that was amazing. you have really got sum talent. the ending is the powerful bit and i think it is great. the emotion that was put into this and then described just rite was really great.
keep writing!!
if ou have any free time, could u check out my stuff and if you can critisize, be my guest!!
Sandy K. said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 11:14 pm
awww :( That is so sad. i can totally relate to that.
it was well written with deep emotions! love it
<3loved said...
Jun. 3, 2009 at 2:40 am
girl ive been through this! this is an amazing poem!! it describes my feelings to a te!! gooood job!!!
Rachael W. said...
May 28, 2009 at 11:39 pm
hi!luv ur style!! i also write poetry1 except mine i ryme.
you did really good!:):):):) and rember to think positive too!!!!!!!!
MariaMarie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 14, 2009 at 12:24 am
I really love this! It reminds me so much of...well, something i know is happening right now with one of my friends and something I'm afraid is going to happen with me. It's something I would write about- but never would have wrote it this way... I love your style!!! And the way it's all fit in.. an amazing picture.
Liquitha R. said...
May 3, 2009 at 7:02 pm
nice work!!!!!!
Writer4life said...
May 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm
good job
Pa S. said...
May 1, 2009 at 12:38 am
girl, you touched my heart. i luv your lines. i luv your last line. the best i ever heard.
keep up the good work.
Ken K. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2009 at 2:10 am
It's funny how one can easily have to rely on their last line to deliver an impact. That happens to me a lot, and this poem almost does that. Still, although it is yet another poem focusing too much on regret of a deprivation of love, I am well impacted and impressed. Good job. Not one of those universally speaking poems, but its good.
amanda said...
Mar. 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm
this is amazing, deep and very beautiful.
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