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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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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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xXUn3xP3Ct3DXx 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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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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FiZZa 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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MossFire 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.....
 
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