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 Mar. 24 2012 at 3:46 pm
SpreadUrWingzNFly BRONZE, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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Lovely, powerful, dramatic and just amazing all at The same time, please read some of my workvand tell me what you think

on Mar. 10 2012 at 1:01 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 so much! I appreciate it soo very much. xD thanks again. 

on Mar. 8 2012 at 10:53 am
Shnitzal-Face SILVER, Pflugerville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
If you fail to prepare... prepare to fail

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

Keep writing.


on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:49 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

Ella first of all thank youu, appreciate it. I'm onto it wait for my comments! ;)

on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:48 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, Your comment is much appreciated lol :)

Hilidan SILVER said...
on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:47 am
Hilidan SILVER, Istanbul, Other
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Great.You wrote it in an independed shape.Keep writing

on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:46 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

aww, i'll be sure to post more. It's just that getting one to be noticed around here is tough. anyways thanks a ton. Really appreciate it xD

on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:34 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 Poetidea, appreciate it! ;)

on Feb. 4 2012 at 2:33 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

course i do. Leme check it out pronto wait for my rating and comment :-)

morizenbu said...
on 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.

Ella1 GOLD said...
on Jan. 13 2012 at 11:12 am
Ella1 GOLD,
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I like it, great descriptions! Would you mind reading my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea? Thank you

on Jan. 11 2012 at 9:12 am
kaylatheninjaturtle, Lebanon, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
― Dr. Seuss

Hey remember me? I finally got my story, One Is All It Takes, up. You read 'This Cut' awhile ago. I'd love for you to take a look at it. Also, I really enjoyed this!

on Jan. 8 2012 at 12:44 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

thank youu! :) your welcome your work is great as well.

on Jan. 8 2012 at 12:43 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! :) appreciate it.

on Jan. 8 2012 at 12:42 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

Thankss! Appreciate it super much xD

Ranea GOLD said...
on Jan. 7 2012 at 10:36 pm
Ranea GOLD, Elkhart, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"It can always be worse, so put on a happy face and laugh!" (my own quote) &
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words may scar my soul."

this was like totally wicked!!!!!!! but i was so disapointed when i found out you only had one written. please write more. and if its not to big of an inconvienence could you please check out some of my work?

on Jan. 3 2012 at 7:55 am
poetidea_myworld_22 PLATINUM, Rediville, South Carolina
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"A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her" Marylin Monroe

i love it :) its amazing :)

Manish9 SILVER said...
on Jan. 3 2012 at 7:48 am
Manish9 SILVER, Kanpur, Other
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great work ... keep it up !!!

on Dec. 31 2011 at 11:36 pm
no.name. PLATINUM, Ceres, California
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This was amazing. I dig it. Thank you for commenting on my poem, by the way.

on Dec. 30 2011 at 1:25 pm
Lola_Black GOLD, Harrison, Michigan
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"I've always been famous. It's just everybody's just now finding out." --Lady Gaga

Wow! That was f*cking awesome! Keep writing!


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