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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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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. 
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 :) 
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 :)  
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? 
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
Chibbie1 said...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm
I absolutley adore it :D it is strong, passionate and wonderful :D
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 2:04 pm
Oh THANK YOUUU so very much! I truly appreciate it! 
B.Madu said...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 4:56 am
wow it's amazing! so passionate!
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 4:58 am
Thanks a lot madu :-) have commented on your poem cinderalla hesistates check it out xD
justme242 said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

very well written! good job!


youngspeare replied...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm
thanks a lot! xD
PurpleOreo said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm
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!
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm
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
Avalon,Liv said...
Jun. 30, 2012 at 1:15 am
WAOH this is great thanks for asking me to check it out !
youngspeare replied...
Jul. 1, 2012 at 4:55 am
Thank you so much for actually checking it out! :-) Appreciate it. xx
starzforever said...
Jun. 27, 2012 at 10:39 am
nice i like a lot im gona add to my favorites
youngspeare replied...
Jun. 27, 2012 at 11:11 am
serious? That's super awesome! Thanks a million, appreciate it soo much! :-)
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