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You tell me that it’s over
This stage of life is done
Its beauty is gone forever
Though I thought it’d just begun

There’s no way to go back
To hold on to the past
You say to let it go
You knew it couldn’t last

But when I have turned away
Lost in the shifting crowds
When all is fading and falling
I’ll look for your face in the clouds

I thought that I had found it
A vision of my own
A place where I belonged
But now I see you’ve grown

You’ve grown beyond my reach
I cannot help you now
You said not to let it hurt me
But I do not yet know how

So when I am scared and lonely
When my head with pain is bowed
When all is fading and falling
I’ll look for your face in the clouds

I’ll drown myself in music
In a thousand books lose my thoughts
But I’m afraid to go to sleep
For with tears my dreams are bought

With tears I dream of the past
Of all that I once had
Of all the fancies I believed in
Before the world became sad

And when it’s night and I’m frightened
Wrapped in my dreams’ cold shrouds
When all is fading and falling
I’ll look for your face in the clouds

But now all is black and cold
The dark before the dawn
And I hear your voice come echoing
To the place where I’ve withdrawn

And when I hear you say again
It’s time now to let go
It’s time to move apart
And on our own to grow

When I hear your words so cold
Speak in my head aloud
When my world is breaking and falling
I’ll still look for your face in the clouds

I’ll look for your face in the clouds
I’ll still look for your face in the clouds
I know up there I might still see you smile
I’ll look for your face in the clouds





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TheWordSmith said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm
I really enjoyed reading this! When I realized it was rhyming, my first thought was, "Oh no, this might sound a little cheesy..." But you pulled it off so well that I think the poem only benefited from the rhyme! Props for that - it's difficult to write a rhyming poem that doesn't fall into a somewhat-monotonous rhthym ;)
 
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