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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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queer_fish This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:59 pm:
this poem is impressive. Very deep and heavy and full of intruiging imagery. Please check out my piece "Watched." I would love your feedback. :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 5:37 am :
aw, thank youu! :D Means so much to me!!
Sure, im on to that. Wait for my comment and rating! ;) 
 
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ZahriaThis 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...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:06 pm:
i love your poem it is so good!! keep up the good work!! :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm :
zahria your work is good as well :) thanks girl! Appreciate it. 
 
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crazycoolcritterThis 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...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm:
love the language and the message you present. Keep up the good work!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm :
thanks :) your comment is much appreciated!
 
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ChantillyLace said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:22 pm:

O yea, this is actually similar to how i feel.. Girl i like this!!

Keep posting more poems!

 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm :
wohoo! Thanks hun! Means a lot to me :) You're the first to say you feel this way (i think)..i feel good hearing that! 
 
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Matice said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 11:47 am:
That was really good! I liked your imagery. Keep writing! :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm :
Thanks matice..i appreciate it! xD
 
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RedFeather said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 7:33 am:
Wow, you've got some talent going on there, youngspeare! But why do you only have one poem up? You should write more. Oh, and if you have time, can you take a look at some of my other works? I have next to no comments on anything, but I would like to know what other people think about them. Thanks! Keep Writing! 
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 5:46 am :
Red feather THANK YOUU! you're comment i love lol, means a lot to me! Sure i will do that, don't remember if i've already checked 'em out, will re-check. 
Oh and i have just one piece cause the articles take soo long to be approved :( 
 
RedFeather replied...
Dec. 17, 2011 at 10:54 am :
Ugh. I know. It's pretty annoying. It took like three weeks for one of my poems to get put up. I had been wondering if it was being considered for editor's choice or the magazine since it was taking so long, but I got nothing. They don't even post things in the order you submit them. But I have found that it goes slightly faster if you only submit one or two things at a time than a whole bunch, but I don't know why. I've got three more poems I'm waiting on to get posted, and a couple more have g... (more »)
 
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Jbohn said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 7:10 am:
This is amazing!!! has so much emotion behind it..
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm :
jbohn thanks appreciate it :) 
 
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Hiding said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm:
This was just awesome. Best I've ever read. Keep writing.
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:47 am :
aw, THANK YOUU! :D you made my day :)) Means the world to me!  Xx. 
 
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Dancing4Jesus said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm:
Wow! Very moving !
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:45 am :
Thank you! Appreciate it :) 
 
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Lahari said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm:
Its very well written, but you could work on the flow a bit. Nice :)
 
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