Carry Me Home MAG

August 14, 2008
By Anonymous

He left us instructions,
From Genesis to Revelations.
The answers to life,
Written in between the pages.
We could’ve had it all
With a simple cover to cover.
Too scared to have a voice,
So we listened to each other.
Uneasy minds,
Starting war among the nations.
We could’ve had peace,
But we didn’t have the patience.

So I sit and I wonder
About the paths we could’ve taken.
Every last word,
To where we left you forsaken.

That’s why I’m down on my knees
With my hands to the skies.
Pleading for forgiveness
For the way we live our lives.

You know that we try,
And we could always try harder.
But the way this world turned out,
Most wouldn’t even bother.
And I’m sorry, Father,
For not seeing the light.
But all your sons and your daughters
Are being taught the wrong fight.
Struggling for life,
And not what life has to give.
Mud-covered soles;
We’ve been pacing through sin.
And I know in the end,
It doesn’t matter where we’ve been,
As long as we follow you home.
Please explain this to my friends.



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on Mar. 15 2015 at 11:33 am
hbanana16 BRONZE, Thousand Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." -Isaac Asimov

Beautiful! you put everything into words so perfectly!

on Sep. 16 2014 at 11:45 am
ashrocks BRONZE, Bay City, Michigan
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it's really good! keep writing!

on Sep. 1 2013 at 3:43 pm
WallFlowerAlice GOLD, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Why wait when you only live once? Go out there dance, smile, and enjoy yourself! If your not having fun then darling your doing something wrong!"
- Therese

"Its beautiful BRAVO," said ALISON

villain123 said...
on Jul. 29 2012 at 5:56 pm
villain123, Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm okay with war as long as nobody gets hurt."

Why are you anonymous?

on Feb. 4 2012 at 11:13 am
falconskates411 GOLD, __, Other
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omg!!!!!!!!!!!!! this poem is sooooo cool and amazing!!! Keep writing like that!!! Man , I'm like sooooo jealous of you and your talent. Love the line " been taught the wrong fight", it holds true to so many things in today's world. :)

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:31 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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Amazing poem! I especially like how you never say "God" in it, but the gravity of the ideas in the poem is still strongly implied.

on Nov. 4 2011 at 10:42 am
musicloveswritting16 SILVER, Troy, Missouri
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really really really REALLY enjoyed this! its relatiable and true...keep writing...just like that!

 


lanna said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 11:26 am
lanna, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I took my bruises, took my lumps fell down and got right back up.

Wow this poem is just simply amazing. great work.

BBuller GOLD said...
on Oct. 18 2011 at 11:11 pm
BBuller GOLD, Flin Flon, Other
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Gorgeous. A lot of my friends are jealous of my writing (I'm not that good) and I'm super jealous of your writing. This one just flows really well.

on Jul. 27 2011 at 7:37 pm
DoloresDarling, Cambridge, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Sarah Michelle Gellar- [on the importance of reading] I love books. I\'m constantly afraid we\'re moving into this digital era where books are going to go away, and to me books are the basis to everything in life. Reading is how we function.

Makes me think of some songs written by Jared leto..in his band 30 seconds to mars.

I love it.and I love  the way it flows.

 


on Apr. 15 2011 at 10:47 pm
caycay15 BRONZE, Marysville, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly

For me, writing is exploration; and most of the time, I'm surprised where the journey takes me.
Jack Dann

that was outstanding! i really enjoy and agree with the message you convey.i have added this poem to my favs becuase you inspire me:)

Alasia said...
on Apr. 2 2011 at 2:12 pm
Alasia, Bradenton, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Don't follow a path, make your own, and leave a trail.

great!! adding as a favorite.

on Dec. 31 2010 at 7:21 pm
fatesknocking GOLD, Solon, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Prayers go up and blessings come down.

this was amazing, keep writing (:

on Dec. 3 2010 at 10:01 am
MeanPeopleDead SILVER, Rouseville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"i yam what i yam and that's all that i yam" -popeye, the sailor man
"it's better to burn out then to fade away" -kurt cobain

beautiful and true, it struck me

on Sep. 12 2010 at 11:43 am
vannanodrama GOLD, Mattituck, New York
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Favorite Quote:
whatever you do in life will be insignificant. But it's very important that you do it.

soo good:)

on Aug. 26 2010 at 6:48 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Beautiful :)

You're imagery is vivd, and your metophor is quite good.


on Aug. 25 2010 at 9:12 am
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

love the topic its so tru. great job

on Aug. 3 2010 at 11:20 am
safiregiirl GOLD, Centerbrook, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."
Kurt Cobain

God, i love metaphors. as everyone else pretty much covered, this poem is amazing.

on Jul. 19 2010 at 5:10 pm
haventy0uheard PLATINUM, Kings Park, New York
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AMAZING. i must say i'm obssessed with your work. this is so inspiring and true.!

figureitout said...
on Jun. 16 2010 at 4:30 pm
figureitout, Dorchester, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Life is too short to wake up with regrets.So love the people who treat you right, forget the ones that dont.Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it'd be worth it.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! its so true. do you mind if i out this on the front of  my binder.? i'll give you credit for it.


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