Just Like You

April 20, 2011
By AmandaWint3r GOLD, Mclean, Virginia
AmandaWint3r GOLD, Mclean, Virginia
15 articles 17 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand" -Jacques Benigne Bossuel


I can’t cover all the cracks
Winding through the broken glass
Easy patterns in night hours
Drinking lies while holding power

Insults fall in forecast rain
Drops then showers of complaints
This is where I learned to fear
Watch my steps another year

So I retreat ‘cause I’m afraid
Of all the choices that you’ve made
History repeats, guess I’m doomed
I’m going to end up just like you

Barbed wire in poison paths
Must be awful looking back
So why wish the same on me?
It ruined you from what I see

Painting walls with a fresh hell
Doesn’t fill this empty shell
The rain starts to look like hail
Glass is shattered by betrayal

You never taught me how to swim
And now the ice is wearing thin
I’ll teach myself so I don’t pay
For the things you throw away

If they knew you, they’d agree
If only you’d wind up just like me
But you were first so I’ll be last
Bringing light to a darkened past

So I retreat ‘cause I’m afraid
Of the choices I’ll never make
History is dead, and I’m through
You can’t make me just like you


The author's comments:
This is for all those who are worried they will wind up like the ones before them. Stay strong. You are your own person, let no one stop you from achieving your dreams.

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on May. 30 2011 at 12:34 pm
AmandaWint3r GOLD, Mclean, Virginia
15 articles 17 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand" -Jacques Benigne Bossuel

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it :) It just makes my day when I get positive comments!

on May. 30 2011 at 12:06 pm
nickykens ELITE, Draper, Utah
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Beautiful.  My favorite stanza is the penultimate one; "If they knew you, they'd agree / If only you'd wind up just like me / But you were first so I'll be last / Bringing light to a darkened past" I loveee that.


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