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With your eyes at the sidewalk,
You can’t focus on the good.
You don’t notice all your traits,
When I know you really should.

You think life is just a waste.
A disappointment ’til the end,
When I’m here to clarify the plus,
With these lyrics that I send.

A beautiful mind is what you have,
A kind soul you’ve been granted.
You’ve looked past the evil downfall,
With the many you’ve been handed.

You overcame the high fences
That grew on these roads.
You’ve struggled to smile
Through all those lies you’ve been told.

Well, here comes the truth,
That all things bad will soon end.
Because you’ve inspired this song,
the day you became my friend.

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Rebel21 said...
today at 12:28 pm:
This is so very inspiring and beautifully writter. You should be very proud to be able to convey such a powerful message through your lyrics. Never stop writing.
 
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satellite23This 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. said...
Nov. 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm:
Wondeful! It was weet and simple, and we all can relate to it. Nice!
 
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TrumpetBeast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm:
This is beautiful. I know someone like this, who is wonderful but can't see it.
 
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eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:35 pm:
Nice poem. It makes me think about my best friend.
 
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artmantist said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm:

hello, nice poem. Would u guys wanna check out my work. its called the cottage 

thank u

 
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WarriorsfanThis 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. said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm:
This reminds me so much of my old friends in my life.I love it.
 
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to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm:
This is so sweet(:
 
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Alasia said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm:
yes, i agree i might actually say this to a friend. this is very inspirational.
 
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Kelcey123 said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 9:19 am:
I really love teh wording in this, it's so beautiful!
 
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mandaloreP said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm:
very beautiful speaks to me in many ways.
 
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lmd_4994 said...
Feb. 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm:
i really like this :)
 
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ShontelleSymone said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm:
I can totally relate to this poem! Keep writing!!
 
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spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Dec. 2, 2010 at 11:17 pm:
god I can completely relate to this at times, youre very talented
 
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Dylan H. said...
Sept. 8, 2010 at 7:24 am:

Keep wrting! This poem gives me inspiration to keep moving forward

 

 
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123vampdog said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm:

blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaachhhhhhhhh

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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alice said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm:
i think after send it all flows together better!!!!!!!!!! but other than tht i loved it!!!!!!!! keep righting!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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chickadee23 said...
Apr. 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm:
I love this poem because I have a friend EXACTLY  like this and it makes me feel sad for her. She always says she isn't good at anything, and her dad left. Anyways, great poem!
 
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carly... said...
Oct. 12, 2009 at 3:24 pm:
I love this. It's so easy to relate to. I think everyone has that friend that just doesn't see their potential. And that friend always needs someone to tell them that. You must be an amazing friend. Keep it up! :)
 
lexie hughes replied...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm :
i agree Carly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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HB S. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 5, 2009 at 7:42 pm:
Wow.. this is really easy for me to relate to
 
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