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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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hypermagicalThis 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...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 6:03 am:
I LOVE THIS! Awesome work!
 
youngspeare replied...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 6:55 am :
notas awesome as yours. Thanks a lot! :-)
 
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KanupriyaThis 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...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 2:57 am:
m luvin it.... :]
 
youngspeare replied...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 3:06 am :
thank you! :-) appreciate it!
 
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KanupriyaThis 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...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 2:55 am:
m luvin it..... :]
 
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augustsummerflingThis 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...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 2:50 am:
That was a very ardent piece! Packed with fury n passion! Keep writing ;)
 
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AyeshaLiveLaughLove said...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 2:48 am:
This piece is extraordinary! I felt like you were talking to me. The way you form your words together is truly amazing. Keep up the good work!
 
youngspeare replied...
Jun. 24, 2012 at 3:02 am :
Thank you Ayesha! Appreciate it! I love you piece as well, its plain beautiful. :-)
 
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iamfeelingudThis 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...
Apr. 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm:

owowow!! Im jealous of your creative way of poetry!! :) VERY GOOD!!

 

What inspired you to write this??

 
youngspeare replied...
Jun. 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm :
Jealous? Lol i ain't good. 
I life experience inspired me to. 
THANK you so very much! Appreciate it :-)
 
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SpreadUrWingzNFly said...
Mar. 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm:
Lovely, powerful, dramatic and just amazing all at The same time, please read some of my workvand tell me what you think
 
youngspeare replied...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 7:16 am :
:) Really. Thank youu soo much! I appreciate it very much. Sure wait for my comment and rating?
 
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Shnitzal8DThis 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...
Mar. 8, 2012 at 10:53 am:

Beautiful! Your words flowed and constructed a scene like a dream. Very dramatic...loved it :D 

Keep writing.

 
youngspeare replied...
Mar. 10, 2012 at 1:01 am :
aw, thank youuu so much! I appreciate it soo very much. xD thanks again. 
 
PenguinzillaThis 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. replied...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 4:22 am :
wowz, very good. I love the depth in detail
 
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Raistlin4ewer said...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 2:47 am:
Great.You wrote it in an independed shape.Keep writing
 
youngspeare replied...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 2:48 am :
Thank You, Your comment is much appreciated lol :)
 
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morizenbu said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 3:08 am:
Realist, huh? Trying saying that three times fast nine years from now as you sit in a diner, alone, nursing your broken heart and wondering how you're going to pay your rent.
 
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Ella1 said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 11:12 am:
I like it, great descriptions! Would you mind reading my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea? Thank you
 
youngspeare replied...
Feb. 4, 2012 at 2:49 am :
Ella first of all thank youu, appreciate it. I'm onto it wait for my comments! ;)
 
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