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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 Jun. 27 2012 at 11:11 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

serious? That's super awesome! Thanks a million, appreciate it soo much! :-)

on Jun. 27 2012 at 10:39 am
starzforever GOLD, Sebring, Florida
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being me is the greatest gift

nice i like a lot im gona add to my favorites

on Jun. 27 2012 at 10:04 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

Thanks dark, appreciate it so much! xD

on Jun. 27 2012 at 10:02 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

thanks appreciate it! :-)

 


on Jun. 27 2012 at 10:01 am
dark_stars96 SILVER, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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"You cant hate some one whose dead" Kerosene by Miranda Lambert

it rocks point blank simple

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on Jun. 27 2012 at 10:00 am
damsel SILVER, Mumbai, Other
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Mit guten willen kann man alles machen. ( means... with gud will, one can do anything)

rockin stuff...luvd it...

on Jun. 25 2012 at 5:28 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

I have checked your work out, have commented on one of em. Thanks a lot, appreciate it! :-)

on Jun. 25 2012 at 5:26 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

Muzee thanks a lot, appreciate it! :-) 

on Jun. 24 2012 at 9:38 pm
prettyinpiink GOLD, Houston, Texas
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" Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

i loved it !!! could u plz check out some of my work ?? thxs so much

on Jun. 24 2012 at 10:22 am
kiLLaBLoke3 GOLD, Kegalle, Other
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Never worry if u have or had any bad, bitter experiences, because, that can be what made u perfect or better than how u were.

Nice lines and filled with some kind of passion. Awesome

on Jun. 24 2012 at 6:55 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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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

notas awesome as yours. Thanks a lot! :-)

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on Jun. 24 2012 at 6:03 am
hypermagical, Indianapolis, Indiana
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You can quote me on that.

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on Jun. 24 2012 at 3:06 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! :-) appreciate it!

on Jun. 24 2012 at 3:02 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 Ayesha! Appreciate it! I love you piece as well, its plain beautiful. :-)

on Jun. 24 2012 at 2:57 am
Songs_Along GOLD, Abcd, Other
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"Sometimes we are only given a few minutes to be with the one we love and a thousand hours to spend just thinking about them."

m luvin it.... :]

on Jun. 24 2012 at 2:55 am
Songs_Along GOLD, Abcd, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we are only given a few minutes to be with the one we love and a thousand hours to spend just thinking about them."

m luvin it..... :]

on Jun. 24 2012 at 2:50 am
AugustSummerFling PLATINUM, Mylapore, Chennai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'For you, a thousand times over.' - Hassan, The Kite Runner

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.

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on Jun. 24 2012 at 2:48 am
AyeshaLiveLaughLove BRONZE, Overland Park, Kansas
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"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today."
-James Dean

This piece is extraordinary! I felt like you were talking to me. The way you form your words together is truly amazing. Keep up the good work!

on Jun. 23 2012 at 4:24 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

Jealous? Lol i ain't good. 
I life experience inspired me to. 
THANK you so very much! Appreciate it :-)

on Apr. 17 2012 at 5:31 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
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A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

owowow!! Im jealous of your creative way of poetry!! :) VERY GOOD!!

 

What inspired you to write this??