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A black sky around heavy gray clouds,
With endless rain as your picture back round;




Depression as your best friend, With a horror story that will never end.

And fear as your beloved bride;
With your best man, death by your side;

You ask me can it get any worse?
But then answer your own question and say no of course.

So I nod my head to agree
For the answer hit my heart deeply.




I take a deep breath to tell you how I feel
For there’s a truth that your missing that must be unsealed;





I look you straight in the eyes
As you start to cry.
And I realize this is it!
Here’s the chance to get him out of this pit!

“The sky is black, I do agree.
But only during the night, when you should be asleep.




Yes, there are heavy gray clouds, but only before a storm.
After that there is sunshine! where a rainbow takes form.




And depression may be your best friend,
But in reality don't friendships always tend to come to an end?





And if that horror story is endless,
Grab a new book, where love is ageless!




And if you have a wedding with someone like fear;
I assure you she will be too afraid to even appear.




And if death is truly by your side
Well then, here’s a Bible, hold it with much pride.”





He was speechless, as he took the Bible and starred at it amazed.
Then said to me with his voice unfazed.

“I think I may have found something deeper then what you enticed.





Jessica as of today I have found Jesus Christ.”



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Jay-Wolf said...
Aug. 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Thank you, often I feel like the boy, I belive all these things but I'm a realist and right now the sky's are datk soon I belive day will come. Till then I will be a light draining my energy for others to enjoy the vista.
 
Apollo77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2012 at 5:10 pm
I love the story in this and i love how seemlessly you combine the story and the meaning into such a cool rhyme scheme...a couple of your rhymes dont work for me, like endless and ageless, but thats just me...so creative and you pulled it off so perfectly!
 
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Jun. 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
This is deep. I like it. It made me think, you know? It took a couple reads to really grasp the story, in a good way: it made me really try to explore the meaning of the ballad. There are a couple spelling errors in here, but otherwise, really nice job.
 
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