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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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Ariana H. said...
Mar. 5, 2009 at 12:27 am:
Your words Make the title even better! Eyecatcher!
 
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babyface :) said...
Feb. 19, 2009 at 5:34 pm:
dang girl, you definitely have some talent here. It really shines through in this poem. keep up the good work :)
 
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chelly123 said...
Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:14 pm:
i really liked this poem. i could relate to it and it was very emotionally good.
 
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Lore13 said...
Jan. 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm:
That was brilliant.
 
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PRLCBpride2010 said...
Dec. 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm:
I like this poem...it makes me think about the people I have lost in my life that meant the most to me....you did a great job.
 
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wondergrl95 said...
Nov. 17, 2008 at 2:36 pm:
Wow, nice figurative language.
 
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joannie said...
Nov. 3, 2008 at 11:32 pm:
wow that poem is great! good job i love the words also you chosed to pick
 
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GASP134 said...
Oct. 2, 2008 at 12:03 am:
This poem is amazing. I sometimes feel the same way. Losing is hard. But losing what you never had and wished for is harder.
 
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mike stuff said...
Sept. 29, 2008 at 6:32 pm:
this is cool
 
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secretlover24 said...
Sept. 14, 2008 at 6:53 pm:
this is beautiful. i never thought someone could describe so many feelings and such beauty and pain into one little poem. i will always think about this. thank you for sharing your talents.
 
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neslyn08 said...
Aug. 13, 2008 at 8:12 pm:
thats exactly how i
feel,its nice to know
someone feels the same.
peace|
 
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