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I Don't Know How

July 11, 2018
By Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


My tears are dripping on these pages;

Creating little ink cages;

These poems take up too much time;

Why do they always seem to rhyme?

 

No matter how much I write;

I can never get the words quite right;

I can never say what I’m trying to say;

And one day I’ll be forced to pay.

 

I don’t know how to say the words inside my mind;

It feels as if I’m going blind;

These poems are not enough;

I’m a torch waiting to be snuffed.

 

I don’t know how to say the words inside my heart;

My silence is tearing me apart;

How do I say what I’m trying to say;

Without scaring him away?

 

I don’t know how to say the thoughts inside my head;

When I’d rather talk to him instead;

He brings a smile to my face;

And he has his very own kind of grace.

 

Just like that, he’s stuck in my brain;

I only seem to cause him pain;

Now my tears are running faster;

Sticking to this page like plaster.

 

I open my mouth and I try to speak;

But I always give up because I’m weak;

This isn’t how it has to be;

But how do I tell him he means the world to me?



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on Aug. 6 2018 at 8:49 pm
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@luciawrites Thank you!

on Aug. 2 2018 at 11:27 pm
Bluebike_yikes SILVER, Washington, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments
So beautifully rhymed and relatable!

on Jul. 19 2018 at 11:11 am
Summer_R_Quinn DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

Thank you so much, Angel!

Bagel04 GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2018 at 10:45 am
Bagel04 GOLD, Kingsville, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" ~ William Shakespeare
" To be, or not to be: that is the question..." ~ William Shakespeare

I feel ya, Summer! XD Love it!


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