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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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BrittBratt28 said...
Dec. 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm:
that's amazing! Keep it up! :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm :
thanks! :) appreciate it!
 
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SabrinaSpellman said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 10:45 am:
Thats really deep! I loved it! Keep writing, you've got a talent. :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 11:28 am :
Sabrina thank youu! Means a lot to me :) 
 
ZxarraThis 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...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 2:18 pm :
I totally agree with sabrina. It WAS deep and makes you really think. At first I didn't understand but as I read more of it the true meaning was clear.
 
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Cams05 said...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 6:32 am:
great!! I love itt!! :D I agree...you should post something more
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 11:27 am :
Thanks cams! :D Appreciate it! Lol, i will put up more. 
 
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Amanda_Roo said...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 10:10 am:
This is SOOOOOO good! I'm in love with your writing technique! you should really post some more!! XD
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 16, 2011 at 5:44 am :
Thankss Amanda! I appreciate it so very much. I shall post more :))
 
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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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Zahria 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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crazycoolcritter 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 :( 
 
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