The Long Road Home

February 15, 2010
Whoso remembers us?
Whoso remembers the sorrow of loss
And the glee of success?

Only us, no one else.
We have taken strides to remain off of the path of failure,
But with seemingly disastrous results.

Years passed quickly
Along with our childhood
Maturity wasn't far away
Although neither was the end of the road

For some the finish came sooner than they hoped.
The dreams gone of a prosperous and fulfilling life
All changed in the blink of an eye

But not for all

No, the rest of us fought on
We fought on with ambition
With glory in our eyes,
With knowledge in our minds
With determination in our hearts

With swift and agile persecution came our trial
And even by our own salvation
It seemed none would let us pass.

But an end is here, the doors are open.
The end of an age of not only courage
But the strength of many

The future lies on the horizon.
We are leaving the only life we have ever known.
Tears will be shed and fall heavy on the ground,
But we will walk on the long road.

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BaiLiHua This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm
This actually felt a little awkward to me. HOWEVER, you have a most unique style of verse.
SmileyFace94 said...
Feb. 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
this is well wirtten! you have got a way with writing, its really good
kressbe said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 9:34 pm
This would be awesome as a spoken word piece. It definitely would sound cool read aloud or even sung. There's a lot of momentum in your words.
ToriLovett said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm
This is great! Flows, makes sense, meaningful. This one rocks. I love it. Great job!
A_Dreamer said...
Feb. 20, 2010 at 6:14 pm
This one's the best. :)
Some of them seem like they would be better in story form, instead of poetry.
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