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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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lauren_mcmicking said...
Aug. 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm
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...
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!
 
ItsallboutME said...
Jun. 14, 2013 at 2:26 pm
This is GREAT!! Its amazing and its very deep!!
 
C-rizzle said...
Oct. 31, 2012 at 11:35 am
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.
 
LovelyDuckling said...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 6:11 pm
wow! this is great! "Prayers we told with tears in our eyes," is my very favorite line:) keep up the good work!  
 
mariahstokes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 4, 2012 at 8:11 am
fantastic!
 
youngspeare replied...
Sept. 12, 2012 at 2:36 am
Thank you Mariah!
 
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 
 
so_joy 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. 
 
MarieAntoinette2012This 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 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 
 
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 :)
 
Bassdro_Shades 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_Shades 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 ;)
 
Indilove 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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