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The piercing pain of rejection
Cutting deep, drawing blood.

The hot ashamed tears
That threaten to flood.

I try to act like I'm fine
But the wave of hurt is too strong;

It pulls me down hard
And I'm under too long.

I'm gasping, sputtering, choking
Your acceptance, my desperate need;

Heartache leaks into my lungs
And takes root like a weed.

The stifling weed begins to spread
At an unbelievable pace.

My hands hang at my sides
Though they once caressed your face.

My pink lips are turned down,
Though they once smiled for you.

My once bright gleaming eyes
Now a dull faded blue.

The smile, color and life
quickly leaked out
with each tear that I cried.

For all the perfect times now in the past,
For the times I now refer to as once,
And for our love that has died.





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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 7:26 pm
i love it! i thinks its really emotinal and theres a lot of feeling behind it! good work!:)
 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 8:27 pm
Yeah, this one definitely has a lot of feeling :/ it kinda just attacked me so I wrote it down.... very seldom does that happen- I usually have to think a lot and coax my poems out into existence :P
 
bound4life4ever This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm

omg gangtaeyes! this was amazing! i love it! check out my stuff?

 

 
GangstaEyes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm
Ahw, thanks so much! Sure thing chiken wing!
 
olican16 said...
Sept. 10, 2010 at 5:06 pm
this is exactly how i felt when N.Hallmark broke up with me!! great job putting into words!!!!!!
 
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