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I wasted all that time wishing for tomorrow.
Never stopping,
Never thinking,
Always pushing the gears of the clock forward.

And now time has stopped.

Memories are just flimsy pages in an old book
"What could have been" is jaut graffiti on the wall.
Thoughts are spinning,
I am falling down the stairs
Into the basement of my mind.
I dig through my desk drawers,
Yet I know I will never find a memory that hasn't been,
Like you can't read a story if it never existed.
I could have written that story.
I could have,
But now it's only ink spilled on paper.
It's making a mess.
A mess I'm trying to erase from my thoughts,
But no matter how many times I put them through the
Rinse Cycle,
The stains won't come out.
Stains of remorse don't come out.

If only I had more time,
But I don't.
Because the clock gears are moving,
And I'm stuck.





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techiebecky said...
May 11, 2010 at 11:39 pm

I like it a lot!

Thanks for sharing!

 

 
Solnyshko This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm
thanks very much!
 
Solnyshko This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm
it's supposed to say : "...just graffiti on the wall"
 
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