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I found the dead girl in a lake
while wandering a field
I watched the crows circle around
but somehow I could feel.

I saw her lying near the edge
to no fault of her own.
And walking nearer helped me see
that which I did not know.

I wanted to reach out to her
and grab her by the soul.
I wanted to hold on to her,
I dare not let her go.

I feel she’s lost so much, but if
I help her then she’ll see
the truth behind love in this life
and how real this love can be.

But someone’s let her down before.
Someone has let her fall.
And if her soul cannot find rest,
I fear she’ll lose it all.

Between my pity and her pain
she told me something true.
She feels that she’s lost everything
with nothing left to lose.

I’ve studied more intently, finding
fate’s no more than luck.
Just a gamble of “which way”
Does it deserve such trust?

Finally, I’ve found the nerve
to cradle up her soul
and send it flying far, far up
to the place I’ll never know.

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HermioneHainsworth This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
today at 5:59 am:
Truely amazing, my new favourite.  
 
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Rebel21This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 23 at 7:28 pm:
deeper than life. Truly amazing way to describe the thoughts of death and life; you looked deeper than just what we see. Very beautiful and inspiring.  
 
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oliviajocsonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Feb. 4 at 7:57 pm:
Wow! Great poem. I loved the imagery you used. Keep writing!
 
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micshea99This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm:
wooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
 
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CariePierce said...
Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:53 am:
My fabourite part was the last line, where you refer to heaven as "the place I'll never know". I liked that. Alot. Well done, my friend.
 
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RarelyJadedThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm:
This is a cool poem. It's a metaphor though, right??
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 11:24 am:
I'm not sure what this is about, but I like it.
 
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cadencemoorehill said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 5:42 pm:
This is a great poem!!!!!!
 
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purplebutterfly said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm:
this is a very good poem i can see the deep meaning in it and its a poem that i can relate to in a way that i can not understand but i can feel that feeling...keep up the good work!
 
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SophiaCross said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 12:11 pm:
I love this poem! It's so deep and I can relate to it.
 
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Lacramosa said...
Sept. 14, 2011 at 10:20 am:
This is nice and sweet I love the way it sounds and what it means I love this poem
 
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purplequeen said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 10:24 am:
3 words. WOW! LOVE IT <3
 
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Supriya said...
Jun. 24, 2011 at 1:16 pm:

Words are not enough to describe the excellency of this poem :)

Keep writing!

 
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pixiedust15This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm:
lovely and amazing all the way!!! 5 stars. :D
 
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Deathbyflower said...
Jun. 2, 2011 at 8:07 am:
i  don't get it
 
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DontForgetMeYet said...
May 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm:
This by far is my favorite peom!!! It explains how i feel about love in so many ways!!!
 
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XleopoldineX said...
Jan. 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm:
wow this is really good
 
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starsandotherthings said...
Dec. 9, 2010 at 11:29 am:
this was a beautiful poem. its deep, sad, and idk what else but it was beautiful... keep writing i want to read more
 
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Duckie430This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2010 at 9:26 am:
i'm not really sure what this is about...but i like it :)
 
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BlueInk94 said...
Nov. 17, 2010 at 9:53 am:
i love this. its very.......i cant explain but i love it!
 
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