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Those Tears. These Tears.

I am not yours anymore.
My fate is in my hands.
Take a long step back.
Leave me here to die.
If that’s what you think I’m doing.
I cant handle myself.
So you say.
Yet I’m the reason the stars come out and play.
I’m the reason the sun rises in the morning.
The reason that everybody else lives care-free.
While every little thing is just me.
I hold on to nothing tonight.
Because that’s all I have left.
Perfection won’t come.
Because it isn’t for me.
I try and I try.
But no one ever sees.
My eyes well with remorse held back for years.
I let loose those tears. These tears.



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tlw101591 said...
Apr. 9, 2009 at 11:25 pm
Great poem! I agree that it definitely has clarity. It just seems very honest. I'll read more for sure. Check out my writing!
 
Andie This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 5:08 am
This really captures the stage most of us teenagers are in with our parents. Good job on creating a feeling, and using visualization with physical descriptions like stepping back. Full of clarity. You are a good poet, I will look forward to reading more :D
 
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