For The First Time

October 2, 2009
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For the first time since you left me,
I was able to look at you without pain,
For the first time since you left me,
I could truly be happy with you only as my friend,
For the first time since you left me,
I could honestly hope you're happy with him.

Each day gets a little easier,
And each day I laugh a little more.
Each day life begins to mean something again,
And each day I learn to love again.
Each day I care about you a litle less,
And each day I grow a little stronger

I still hear the words you spoke, and I still feel your warm touch,
But the memorie no longer hurts.
Every day before now I felt your gaze like scalding knives.
And every day before now I couldn't bare to look at you.
For the first time since you left me though,
I stand strong and feel no pain

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ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm
I began to see the point of this poem from the beginning. This is very inspirational. Great job on it!
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm
Thanks so much guys, I really appreciate it. :)
caughtinaxm0ment said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm
I really love this piece.
It's very relatable (:
SilverDawn said...
Jan. 18, 2010 at 11:03 pm
WOW, i really love thiss!! the repetition really adds depth and feeling because it's kind of like.. if you say it over and over again enough, it becomes reality. and your repetition is like you're getting stronger and stronger and feeling better. honestly, i found that the ending was weaker in comparison but i can't really point out what it is. I guess i don't like the "scalding knives" simile much, but really, your poem is amazing (:
goddess_of_the_moon_123 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 15, 2010 at 9:26 pm
I love the theme here: I'm a huge fan of being 'strong' and independent. I thought that the emotion was clearly and eloquently portrayed. Keep up the good work!
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 16, 2010 at 7:32 pm
Thanks a lot :)
winterdrifts said...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm
wow i really liked conveys your emotions really well and the fact that its true gives it even more meaning. im glad your getting stronger!
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 10, 2010 at 8:27 pm
Thanks winter :)
Fayrouz This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm
i like the hope and freedom this poem has...i can relate to it...for me, feeling like that, is like having chains being cut off. i don't think it is an emo's emotional, but it's not doom and gloom. Everyone can relate to this! good job :)
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm
Thanks Fay :)
Jatavion said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Thanks for reading and commenting you guys, I really appreciate it :)
actorsarecool said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm
This was really good, i actually teared up a bit.
Sydney said...
Jan. 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm
i understand the meaning, and am very glad you dont hurt anymore! =^.^=
XenonG said...
Jan. 3, 2010 at 9:11 am
very good and sweet :)
Jatavion replied...
Jan. 3, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Thanks XenonG. I appreciate your comment.
Fredwardness said...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 1:00 pm
I found it more like a door, I got to know you a little better by reading this. It was excellent.
Jatavion replied...
Dec. 26, 2009 at 10:13 pm
should i be worried about that freddi???
Fredwardness replied...
Dec. 27, 2009 at 6:57 am
No...Why would you need to be worried?
Jatavion replied...
Dec. 28, 2009 at 8:37 am
I dont know :-)
LeslieAnn said...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm
I love it! Its empowering and I completely understand what you were getting at here! It actually is a lot like what I'm going through right now and I think its simply wonderful!
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