Just Like You

April 20, 2011
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

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nickykens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm
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.
AmandaWint3r replied...
May 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm
Thank you! I'm so glad you like it :) It just makes my day when I get positive comments!
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