October 12, 2011
By xpiperxjonesx BRONZE, Danville, Illinois
xpiperxjonesx BRONZE, Danville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Loving a band with all your heart is something you only understand when it happens to you. On the surface, others can see it as a petty obsession, but they'll just never know the feeling of putting so much faith into a few people on the other side of the world. It's hard to explain it to the, the listening to song after song on repeat, the waits for new albums, the excitement and surreal sensation when you finally see them live. They don't seem to understand why the lyrics booklets give you a sense of comfort, or why you paste photos of them all over you bedroom walls. And they can't understand why one band could matter to you so much. And you think to yourself 'Because they saved my life. But you say nothing, they wouldn't understand." - Alex Gaskarth

Behind me are my footsteps
History left untold
The ribbon of my story
Of hearts caring and cold

Behind me are my failures
The times I lost the war
The times I couldn't take the world
The times of bereft lore

Behind me are the stories
Of happy yesterdays
The well-earned rights, the greatest nights
Without a price to pay

Behind me is loneliness
Abandonment and hate
Punching walls and ending calls
And tears for untold fate

Behind me stands my enemies
The foes of poison lies
The ones who tried to kill my hopes
But failed with every try

Beside me are my mentors
The ones of guiding hearts
Flesh and bone or metronome
We can't be torn apart

Before me is my future
And unknown road to walk
In my pocket is the key
To open up the lock

Behind me are my footsteps
On a path I've walked before
One foot steps in front of the last
Just ten thousand steps more

The author's comments:
Entering high school this year was a terrifying thing for me. I'd moved to a different state and didn't know anyone. Once school started, friends were made quicker than expected and I kept my grades up better than I had before. This poem is basically about me learning that you have to leave everything you know behind to enter the next stage of your life.

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This article has 4 comments.

ssmith said...
on Oct. 13 2011 at 7:04 pm
What an Awesome poem!

EarthDiva said...
on Oct. 13 2011 at 10:33 am
Wise beyond your years! Looking forward to what's next from U, Sista!

846Studios said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 6:09 pm
Excellent poem, nicely written.

tdevore said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 5:51 pm
This is amazing, you are very talented!

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