Ghosts of The Past

November 7, 2011
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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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LittleReadWritingHood. said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm
I really enjoyed this! It has Such a great subject matter and it flowed really well
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:07 am
Thank youu! :) Appreciate it! 
Paramour13 said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 11:33 am
This is amazing! I love it! Keep up the writing, and please post more! :)
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:09 am
Thanks! means a lot to me (:  will keep writing!
EllieHeart said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 9:21 am
Wow! I really loved how you always kept the reader interested and kept building it up. I'd appreciate it if you looked at my poem Siren Lies and commented. 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:10 am
Thank youu Ellieheart! :) I really appreciate your feedback. 
Sure, i'm onto that. Wait for my rating and comment :) 
josika said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 11:06 am


this poem is really good.

i too wrote one and sent it to the editor but it looks like rubbish in front of yours. i am officially uncrossing my crossed fingers.

you pls dont stop writing!!

youngspeare replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 3:42 am
aw, thanks a lot josika :D Means so much to me. 
I refuse to believe that, yours must be great so cross your uncrossed fingers, lol.  Hit me up when it's offically posted, i wana read it. 
Sure, i'll keep writing.. :)
youngspeare said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 8:23 am
Thanks alot kayla.
You guys should check out her work, it's fabulous!
kaylatheninjaturtle said...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 8:16 am
I like this a lot! It kept my attention. Keep up the good work!
JJxo3x said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 3:15 pm
I liked it! You did a really good job writing this! :)
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 7:24 am
Thanks :) I really appreciate it. 
Matice said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 8:46 am

Incredible job. It flowed very nicely, and I liked the subject. So many poems on here are centered around worldly things...or love. This really takes it to another level.

Please take a look at some of my work if you have a spare minute.

youngspeare replied...
Dec. 5, 2011 at 7:23 am
Thanks matice :) I really appreciate your feedback. Yes sure leme check it out a.s.a.p. Wait for my comment lol. And thanks again :) Means a lot to me. 
Matice replied...
Dec. 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm
You're very welcome. Happy to help. And I'm always here if you need any feedback.
Lexie96 said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 12:42 am
As emilyb said this is great, the flow is amazing and as I was reading it I'm just like wow. It really moves along and it really gets a point across, good job!
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 3:34 am
Thanks a lot Lexie, really appreciate it! :) 
It's only my first hope i can put up some better pieces..
emilybwrites said...
Dec. 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm
wow this was fabulous although u do have some grammar had great imagery and it flowed very nicely! cant wait for more:)
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 3:32 am
Thank you emily! :) 
I was making the most of my "poetic justice" if that's what it's called. Could you please point out the grammatical errors? 
emilybwrites replied...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
ok so i think its "scars i know you have worn this long" and "ablaze" is one word, andddd thats all i see right now but it really is a fabulous poem:)
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