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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on Jul. 20 2012 at 10:36 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

Well, thank you! Appreciate it. Romantic? That's the first i'm hearing.. anyways thanks. 

Shivam GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2012 at 10:04 am
Shivam GOLD, Lucknow, Other
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Its nothing like nothing or all.. its just that how far you climb up the tree before you fall..

poetic, deep , nicely written..... romantic too.....

on Jul. 19 2012 at 11:02 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

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 :)  

on Jul. 19 2012 at 10:36 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

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 :) 

on Jul. 19 2012 at 10:34 am
caitiekate GOLD, Hopkinton, New Hampshire
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"Do what you want, not what you can." --Me

wow this gave me chills. i like the message it sends, it really made me think. good work!

on Jul. 19 2012 at 10:32 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

Daniel, Thank you, your comment's *much* appreciated! 
Experience..i dont really get you. Elaborate please? 
xD

DanielM SILVER said...
on Jul. 19 2012 at 10:29 am
DanielM SILVER, Kent, Washington
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"I would rather hated million times for what i did then loved a million times for what i didn't do." - Daniel Moto
" I've sought out to be the best i could posibly be but when i hit a roadblock in life what did i do, i had two choices either stay at the roadblock or i take this roadblock and make of it and go around it and achieve my goal. So, what will it be?"- Daniel Mathia

"People take love like its a four letter word or just a phrase that you tell people or your friends all the time. But in reality love is much bigger than a merely phrase or 4 letter word. Instead love is a genuine promise or covenant to that special person."-Daniel Mathia

“Why change yourself when you were made perfect and wonderfully by the creator of everything?” – Daniel Mathia

“If live is not hurtin then were really not living in.” – B. Reith

Great poem. Its very deep and has a good message. Great job!! Suggestion: maybe add some experience just minor ones.

on Jul. 16 2012 at 6:43 am
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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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 so very much. :D

on Jul. 16 2012 at 6:40 am
nakubara PLATINUM, Belvidere, New Jersey
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Everything you do in life is insignificant, but its important you do it anyway ~Ghandi

Very abstract, it makes me think. Its wonderful!

on Jul. 12 2012 at 2:04 pm
youngspeare BRONZE, Nairobi, Other
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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

Oh THANK YOUUU so very much! I truly appreciate it! 
:-D 

on Jul. 12 2012 at 12:32 pm
Chibbie1 PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Reach for the the moon for if you fail you land amongst the stars :)

I absolutley adore it :D it is strong, passionate and wonderful :D

on Jul. 12 2012 at 4:58 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 a lot madu :-) have commented on your poem cinderalla hesistates check it out xD

on Jul. 12 2012 at 4:56 am
Madu_Bala BRONZE, Colombo, Other
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To unpathed waters, undreamed shores - Shakespeare

What can be more tragic than to feel the boundlessness of the surrounding beauty and to be able to see in it its underlying mystery... and yet to be aware of your own inability to express these large feelings… Isaak Levitan

wow it's amazing! so passionate!

on Jul. 9 2012 at 12:32 pm
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 a lot! xD

justme242 GOLD said...
on Jul. 9 2012 at 12:25 pm
justme242 GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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help will be given to those who ask for it.

very well written! good job!

 


on Jul. 9 2012 at 12:04 pm
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 enjoyed your song as well. I really really appreciate it! I happened to see it and it instantly fit into my poem's context. Thanks! I shall post some new stuff soon. xD

on Jul. 9 2012 at 12:01 pm
PurpOreos SILVER, Macomb, Michigan
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Keep smiling...Because life is a beautiful thing. And there is so much to smile about!
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing" Benjamin Franklin

I really enjoyed this! Very well thought out and well written. You have TALENTTTT!!! Please contiue to write. I really liked this picture felt it connected perfectly with your poem. Thank You!

on Jul. 1 2012 at 4:55 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 so much for actually checking it out! :-) Appreciate it. xx

on Jun. 30 2012 at 1:15 am
Avalon,Liv GOLD, Nelson, Other
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Loved you once love you still always have always will.~ Theres always a little truth behind every "just kidding" a little knowledge behind every " i don't know"~ a little emotion behind every " i don"t care"~ And a little pain behind every "I'm Okay".

WAOH this is great thanks for asking me to check it out !

on Jun. 27 2012 at 11:11 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

serious? That's super awesome! Thanks a million, appreciate it soo much! :-)


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