Ghosts of The Past

November 7, 2011
By youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how


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.


The author's comments:
...From the eyes of someone who so readily offers salvation to a loved one who is haunted by the ghosts of their past...

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Indilove GOLD said...
on Aug. 26 2012 at 12:33 pm
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

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!!!!

InkWriter13 said...
on 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 nice work, writer. Post some more! I would love to read more of this work. :D

on Aug. 26 2012 at 5:54 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank youu! Appreciate it.. xD aw, well you're a good photographer! :)

.king. SILVER said...
on Aug. 26 2012 at 5:37 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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Nice work, I like how you got so many comments... You are a true poet! :)

on Aug. 24 2012 at 8:51 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

aw, THANK YOUUU!  I appreciate it very much.. :-)

on Aug. 24 2012 at 8:50 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

thank youuu! Really appreciate it! :-)

on Aug. 24 2012 at 5:05 am
Tasha463 BRONZE, Ashtabula, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one lives forever.

This was amazing, I almost cried. I love the end of it though. But all together it was amazing. 

on Aug. 24 2012 at 4:17 am
OnesHiddenTalent SILVER, San Tan Valley, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Impossible is not a word, it's just a reason for someone not to try.

Life's not about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit but keep moving.

When life gives you lemons, make orange juice and leave life wondering how you did it.

This piece was quite beautiful. Good Job.

on Aug. 23 2012 at 3:44 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

in your favourites, am flattered ;-) 
Thank youu so very much! xD 

on Aug. 20 2012 at 6:24 am
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

this is so completly and beautifully amazing!! in my favorites!!!!! :P

on Aug. 19 2012 at 5:47 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you! Much appreciated xD

Fizza SILVER said...
on Aug. 19 2012 at 5:05 am
Fizza SILVER, Raipur, Other
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very nice poem. good work. :) :)

on Aug. 19 2012 at 4:22 am
Himlen--Shellie GOLD, HotSprings, Montana
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"A tragedy's a fairy tale with an alternate ending."

wowz, very good. I love the depth in detail

on Aug. 11 2012 at 7:26 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

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. 

KylieK GOLD said...
on Aug. 10 2012 at 10:11 am
KylieK GOLD, Mt. Washington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"To love is to surpass one's self."

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!

on Jul. 20 2012 at 11:13 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
1 article 0 photos 273 comments

Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thank you soo much! :-) Yours was great, keep writing :-) Appreciate it btw. 

kmcn33 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 20 2012 at 11:05 am
kmcn33 BRONZE, Needham, Massachusetts
4 articles 3 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning

This is such a good poem, I love if! keep up the good work :)

on Jul. 20 2012 at 10:58 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We wouldn't ask a rose that grew from the concrete for having damaged petals; in turn we'd all celebrate its tenacity, we'd all love tz will to reach the sun well we are the roses n these are my damaged petals don't ask me why thank God and ask me how

Thanks, I liked yours as well. 

on Jul. 20 2012 at 10:56 am
Miss_Brightside GOLD, Defiance, Ohio
16 articles 1 photo 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
It's like she sees the diamond underneath And she's polishin' you 'til you shine. -Brad Paisley. (this goes to my step mom she keeps me going)
If you want a rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.-Albert Einstein

its really good i liked it.

on Jul. 20 2012 at 10:55 am
Hayley567 BRONZE, Columbus, Georgia
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to never see things in the eyes of a writer, will never be fully seen.

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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