Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

Ghosts of The Past

Custom User Avatar
More by this author
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.




Join the Discussion


This article has 215 comments. Post your own!

Lahari said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm:
Its very well written, but you could work on the flow a bit. Nice :)
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:45 am :
Thanks Lahari! Means a lot to me :) The flow, got it..wish i could edit it! 
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Fantasia80This 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. 12, 2011 at 6:09 am:
Ooh...spooky.  Well written!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:44 am :
lol, thanks fantasia (nice name btw) :) Appreciate it!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Jeast10 said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm:
That was really good! It was very thoughtful. Thanks for the cOmment too! I have more Poems if yOu didn't know.
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:09 am :
Thanksss Jeast! :D Means so much to me.  I'd love to read more of your work, lemme check it out. 
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
muna.najihah said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 11:55 am:

it create a good atmosphere when reading it with the mood setting and every thing. it was deep meaning and i like it.

please check my work too, my luck is running out

 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:07 am :
Thanks :) Appreciate it. 
No problem i'm onto that.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
savetheplanet said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 11:48 am:
It's a very powerful poem.  It's refreshing to read after the hundreds of teenage agnst poems they have on here. Keep writing :D  BTW, I love Shakespeare and Jane Austen too <3
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:06 am :
Thank youuu! i REALLY appreciate it!! Your work is great btw. Lol, that's awesome, shakespeare and jane austen there work is simply legendary.. <3 :) 
 
savetheplanet replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm :
Really, which of my poems do you like the best?  I have one dedicated to Shakespeare XD
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
cookiegirl said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 3:56 am:
Wow. This is beautiful, emotional, relatable, deep. I love the way it's written :).
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:03 am :
Thanks a lot cookiegirl!! 
:)  Means a lot to me xD 
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
A_Voice_Made_to_Be_Heard said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm:
This is deep and gives the reader the sense that you know what you're talking about. I also really liked the imagery in this poem. You have real talent. Keep writing!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:02 am :
Thank youu!! :D i really appreciate your feedback, means a lot to me :) x
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
MsAnonymous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:58 am:
i like the comparisons putting creepy pictures in my mind. great poem!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 12:58 am :
Lol, didn't wana put any creepy thoughts in your head but thanks! Appreciate it :)) 
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
UNserieswriter said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 11:03 am:
This was really good. the picture you picked threw me off, a little when i was analyzing it. but your poetry is great! and i usually hate poems!
 
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 1:00 am :
Thanks U.N! :) Means a lot to me. Hold on you think the pic isn't good right? 
btw i'm still reading your book :)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Illuminatus said...
Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:18 am:

nice .. checkout my poetry too .... unlike you , i dont have much feedback on them .....recommend my stuff to ur TI group too !!!

 

 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback