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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.



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A_Voice_Made_to_Be_Heard said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm:
This is deep and gives the reader the sense that you know what you're talking about. I also really liked the imagery in this poem. You have real talent. Keep writing!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:02 am :
Thank youu!! :D i really appreciate your feedback, means a lot to me :) x
 
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MsAnonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:58 am:
i like the comparisons putting creepy pictures in my mind. great poem!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 12:58 am :
Lol, didn't wana put any creepy thoughts in your head but thanks! Appreciate it :)) 
 
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UNserieswriter said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:03 am:
This was really good. the picture you picked threw me off, a little when i was analyzing it. but your poetry is great! and i usually hate poems!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:00 am :
Thanks U.N! :) Means a lot to me. Hold on you think the pic isn't good right? 
btw i'm still reading your book :)
 
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Illuminatus said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:18 am:

nice .. checkout my poetry too .... unlike you , i dont have much feedback on them .....recommend my stuff to ur TI group too !!!

 

 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:22 am :
Sure, i'm onto that illuminatus. And thanks :)
 
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crazycoolcritter said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm:

hey! cool writing! :)

 

...please check out my work and rate/comment. Thanks!! :)

 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:35 am :
Thanks crazycool writer! :) I appreciate it. 
Sure, i'm on to that., Wait for my rating and comment. 
 
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Neytiri said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:46 am:
Wow. That is utterly amazing, brilliant and fricking emotional. It's unbelievable. Definitely 5/5. Well done!! x x x x
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:33 am :
aw, thank youuu Neytri!! :) but it can't be as good as your work. Yours is awesome! Thanks again :)
 
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nyyami said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:29 am:

this is fantastic. Truly.

Thanks for sharing(:

 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:32 am :
Thanks nyyami! :) Means a lot to me.  
 
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Iamhere4u said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:23 am:
Wow..this is amazing....:D
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:31 am :
Thanks Iamhere4u! Appreciate it. How comes i can't check out your work? :-/
 
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Sydhawk said...
Dec. 9, 2011 at 7:13 am:
Great poem, younspeare! I like how emotional it is, you can feel what the narrator of the poem feels as well. Keep it up!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:30 am :
Thank youu Sydhawk! Means a lot to me. :) You're poem's amazing as well. 
 
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owl-girl said...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm:
This is an amazing heartfelt poem!!! it sounded like this one guy I know talking to me... anyway great job!!! could you please check out my stuff, especially my novel, Spirit Bound? No one will give it a chance because its too long :(
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 12:28 am :
Thanks owl girl! :) Appreciate it!  sure i'll check it out even if it's long dw. x
 
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