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Ghosts of The Past

November 7, 2011
By youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how


Look at you now!
You crawl, you fall,
You walk, you stumble..
As if I can’t see all that your eyes are telling me,
So sore, they beg to be forgiven,
Yet why do you cry dry tears I can’t see?

We’ve been down that road together,
Bruised and damned.
Prayers we told with tears in our eyes,
Scars I know you’ve wore this long,
Curses they set us a blaze,
Still the cries of our hearts remain unknown.

The shadows of yesterday,
They haunt you to this very day,
But don’t you see every nerve in my body dances to your words?
The thoughts I have,
The dreams I dream,
You won’t ever know!

If with every step I could hold your hand,
I’d never let you down,
If I could open your eyes,
I’d make you see what I see,
If life is not the fight you imagined it would be,
You would breathe in what I breathe in,
Instead of suffocating under the dim light,
Instead of bottling up your rage,
You’d believe there’s more to life than the life you’ve lived.
Think of me as a mirror to your tomorrows,
Live a little more so I will have a story to tell,
Of the ghosts of our past,
That tore down the walls between tragedy and sanity.
Laugh a little louder so I can celebrate,
The victory we’ve long held,
Cry never again so I can don’t have to die in shame,
Pray a little harder so won’t have to drown again,
Feel a little brighter so I can return the colours we lost in finding you.


The author's comments:
...From the eyes of someone who so readily offers salvation to a loved one who is haunted by the ghosts of their past...

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on Aug. 13 2013 at 10:56 pm
KristySparklez BRONZE, Sterling, Colorado
2 articles 0 photos 53 comments

Favorite Quote:
Time only numbs all pain, it does not heal the wounds created by, nor does it heal the pain

I have no words to speak at how moving this was for me. Keep it up!

on Aug. 4 2013 at 2:51 pm
lauren_mcmicking SILVER, Goose Creek, South Carolina
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This poem is very emotional. Not many poems that you read can tug at your heartstrings but this one happens to do that. My favorite lines and the most affective lines for me were the first four of the last stanza. Beautiful poem!

M. said...
on Aug. 4 2013 at 2:01 pm
This poem is amazing!! I dont read very many poems that tug at my heartstrings, but the last stanza was great and did that for me. My favorite lines are the first four in the last stanza. Great job!

on Jun. 14 2013 at 2:26 pm
Angel1932 PLATINUM, Antioch, California
33 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime" ~ Celine Dion
"If you're going to pray don't worry... if you're going to worry don't pray." ~ Mariah Carey

This is GREAT!! Its amazing and its very deep!!

on Oct. 31 2012 at 11:35 am
C-rizzle BRONZE, Brewton, Alabama
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How can you know it, if you don't even try?"--Coldplay :)

Wow. This is really amazing. It really has strong emotion. Good Job!! Could you check out some of my work? I'm fairly new, looking for some feedback.

on Sep. 12 2012 at 6:11 pm
LovelyDuckling GOLD, Hamilton, Montana
16 articles 0 photos 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
A vision without action is a hallucination.

wow! this is great! "Prayers we told with tears in our eyes," is my very favorite line:) keep up the good work!  

on Sep. 12 2012 at 2:36 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you Mariah!

on Sep. 12 2012 at 2:35 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you! I totally appreciate it. 
xD 

on Sep. 4 2012 at 8:11 am
mariahstokes GOLD, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

fantastic!

Honour SILVER said...
on Sep. 1 2012 at 12:36 pm
Honour SILVER, New London, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. ~John 15:13

"Give me liberty or give me death!" ~Patrick Henry

Be brave and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the Lord, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery" ~ Thomas Jefferson

Great job, it shows good emotion, and feeling.

on Sep. 1 2012 at 12:28 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

I'm sure you can! Thank youu! I truly and I mean truly appreciate you commenting on the poem. 
Course I will. xD 

on Aug. 31 2012 at 2:32 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Glad you did :-) thank youu! Appreciate it. 

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 30 2012 at 5:54 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Fantastic job. I throughly enjoyed this.

on Aug. 30 2012 at 10:24 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 238 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

Wow, I wish I could write something that beautiful. Youngspeare, would you look at some of my work and give me advice?

on Aug. 30 2012 at 3:22 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you! I totally appreciate it :)

Hbaff GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 2012 at 12:00 pm
Hbaff GOLD, MErrimack, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
Maybe if i stare he'll come faster.

wow! i loved it! it has a certain flow that i enjoyed! very nice job!

on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:40 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you so much! Truly appreciate it. 
It is about heart-break, finally someone see that! But not the romantic kinda heart break if that makes any sense..
Yes, long live music! Thanksss :) 
And the typo dw about them you're supposed to be working, i remember ;)

on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:35 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

You're the very first person on TI that has given me a truely insightful comment on Ghosts of the Past! Woww! Hats off to you :-) 
Yes, I loved onward and Upward because I found it so very meaningful. A lot of work on here isn't this deep..you and me we write from deep within.. 
I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your comment! You're one of a kind, THANK YOUUU! I more than appreciate your comment.. :-D 

on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:28 am
Shnitzal-Face SILVER, Pflugerville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
If you fail to prepare... prepare to fail

I apologise for the typos and the weird bassdro monster at the end :P , masterfully* (not materfully)

on Aug. 28 2012 at 11:27 am
Shnitzal-Face SILVER, Pflugerville, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you fail to prepare... prepare to fail

Genuinly meeningful! You have woven feelings and images of struggle and heart break into a beautiful poem. Although I'm not sure of the rhyme scheme it has been materfully structured. Great work and keep writing!! :D ~(*-*~) long live music!!