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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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IMAdreamerThis 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. 20, 2012 at 6:24 am:
this is so completly and beautifully amazing!! in my favorites!!!!! :P
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 23, 2012 at 3:44 am :
in your favourites, am flattered ;-) 
Thank youu so very much! xD 
 
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FiZZaThis 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. 19, 2012 at 5:05 am:
very nice poem. good work. :) :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 5:47 am :
Thank you! Much appreciated xD
 
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youngspeare said...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 7:26 am:
I did, wow that's great to hear! Thank you soo very much. I really really appreciate it Kylie! :-D 
Thanks for checking it out. 
 
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KylieKThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2012 at 10:11 am:
I think this is fabulous. I love the originality in your stanzas and your lines- they all flowed in a beautiful way. I don't really know how else to say it, but you made me really feel this.   5 stars!
 
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waving_or_drowning said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:05 am:
This is such a good poem, I love if! keep up the good work :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:13 am :
Thank you soo much! :-) Yours was great, keep writing :-) Appreciate it btw. 
 
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MossFireThis 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...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:56 am:
its really good i liked it.
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:58 am :
Thanks, I liked yours as well. 
 
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Hayley567This 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...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:55 am:

it is very well written i was lost in it for a moment.. 

take a second to review one of mine as well and leave a comment please! thank you 

 
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Detrop_dream said...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:04 am:
poetic, deep , nicely written..... romantic too.....
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:36 am :
Well, thank you! Appreciate it. Romantic? That's the first i'm hearing.. anyways thanks. 
 
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youngspeare said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:36 am:
Lol Katie didn't mean to give you chills but guess they were chills in a good way. Thank you! I've commented on yours :) 
 
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caitiekate said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:34 am:
wow this gave me chills. i like the message it sends, it really made me think. good work!
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 11:02 am :
Lol Katie didn't mean to give you chills but guess they were chills in a good way. Thank you! I've commented on yours :)  
 
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DanielM said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:29 am:
Great poem. Its very deep and has a good message. Great job!! Suggestion: maybe add some experience just minor ones.
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 10:32 am :
Daniel, Thank you, your comment's *much* appreciated! 
Experience..i dont really get you. Elaborate please? 
xD
 
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nakubaraThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:40 am:
Very abstract, it makes me think. Its wonderful!
 
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 16, 2012 at 6:43 am :
THANK youu!  Appreciate it so very much. :D
 
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