Just Continue

When your words all run together,
and you can't take it any longer,
when you can't breathe,
and you can't speak,
and nothing's as it seems,
just believe,

when you dance barefoot at midnight,
and you hide from the light,
when you smile behind you hand,
and turn your dreams into plans,
and you remove your mask,
just laugh,

when you're down in the dumps,
and you don't want to get up,
when the birds no longer sing,
and you'd give in to anything,
and you watch life slip by,
just cry,

and when those tears dry,
and you stand and reach for the sky,
when the rainbow appears,
and you no longer feel fear,
and you now know what to do,
just continue.





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DezyDee said...
Sept. 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Experienced these emotions, yes.

Inspirational, true.

If you know these emotions, I can't guess.

But whatever it is, just continue.

 

I love this poem. Keep up the good work :D

 
corallee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm
You have a talent with refreshing horrible cliches. Instead of just thinking of a lame screensaver or birthday card with the theme of "believe, laugh, cry, etc", I actually felt the power of believing, laughing, crying, and continuing. Love it!
 
Raytheraym replied...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 12:44 pm
Thank you very much! :)
 
hanging_girl_666 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:10 am

Inspirational , yes. 

I love it.

 
Raytheraym replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 12:16 am
Thanks! :)
 
SamiLou said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm
so inspirational :) i agree with TanGem, one of my favorites of your poems
 
Raytheraym replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm
Thanks! :)
 
TanGem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm
Excellent, my favorite of all I've read of yours.
 
Raytheraym replied...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm
Thanks! :)
 
super_nerd This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm
What I love about this poem is the inspirational tone, and the sense of movement the reader gets. And each stanza ends on a good line, that seems to say "It's just life." I think "just" is the best word of the poem, actually :)
 
Raytheraym replied...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 3:25 pm
Thank you very much! :)
 
HaleyDRog. said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 12:57 pm
I've noticed all of your work that I've read so far has a similar ryhme scheme and I like it a lot, but I would love for you to try something different. Try to challenge yourself and you will become an even talented writer than you are today. Very nice job and keep it up!
 
Raytheraym replied...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Thanks! Lately I have been trying different styles.
 
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