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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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Live-Free-Or-DieThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm:
Great job, it shows good emotion, and feeling.
 
youngspeare replied...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 2:35 am :
Thank you! I totally appreciate it. 
xD 
 
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so_joyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 5:54 pm:
Fantastic job. I throughly enjoyed this.
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm :
Glad you did :-) thank youu! Appreciate it. 
 
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MarieAntoinette2012 said...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:24 am:
Wow, I wish I could write something that beautiful. Youngspeare, would you look at some of my work and give me advice?
 
youngspeare replied...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm :
I'm sure you can! Thank youu! I truly and I mean truly appreciate you commenting on the poem. 
Course I will. xD 
 
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Hbaff said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm:
wow! i loved it! it has a certain flow that i enjoyed! very nice job!
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 30, 2012 at 3:22 am :
Thank you! I totally appreciate it :)
 
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Bassdro_ShadesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:27 am:
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!!
 
Bassdro_ShadesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:28 am :
I apologise for the typos and the weird bassdro monster at the end :P , masterfully* (not materfully)
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:40 am :
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 ;)
 
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IndiloveThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm:
This is amazing!!! It has so many meanings and you've managed to touch everyone who has read it! That's true poetry! Amazing work keep writing!!!!
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:26 am :
you've touched me with your comment. Thank you so very much! I really appreciate it! :-)
 
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InkWriter13 said...
Aug. 26, 2012 at 11:12 am:
Wow, 5 stars! :) I love the deliberate way you choose your words. There's no extraneous cluttering, just the clarity that comes with depth of thought. I can see why you liked my poem Onward and Upward; it has a similar theme to this one. I can also see we share a love of language and the beauty of creating with words. My favorite line: "Think of me as a mirror to your tomorrows." I love the hope it resonates into the despair of your human being plagued by ghosts. Very... (more »)
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 28, 2012 at 11:35 am :
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 
 
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TheWaysOfAscentThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:37 am:
Nice work, I like how you got so many comments... You are a true poet! :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 26, 2012 at 5:54 am :
Thank youu! Appreciate it.. xD aw, well you're a good photographer! :)
 
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Tasha463 said...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 5:05 am:
This was amazing, I almost cried. I love the end of it though. But all together it was amazing. 
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:51 am :
aw, THANK YOUUU!  I appreciate it very much.. :-)
 
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xXUn3xP3Ct3DXxThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 4:17 am:
This piece was quite beautiful. Good Job.
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 24, 2012 at 8:50 am :
thank youuu! Really appreciate it! :-)
 
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