Long Were the Days

January 23, 2012
I have hurt and love and anger looming in my past,
Lurking in each moment waiting for the breath that will be my last,
I keep picking myself up when falling to the ground,
But I wonder if I didn't get up if my body would be found,
I lay here in this darkened place not willing yet to leave,
And each passing moment is harder to believe,
The fire that's inside me has long grown dim,
Waiting for the moment to rekindle what's within,
Oh how I loved the roaring waves that crashed beneath the shore,
But I do not hear their thundering might quite like I did before,
If past is gone and over and done why does it keep haunting,
It's tangled lies and twisted ways grow ever so taunting,
Long we're the days I spent loving my life,
Never quite knowing of sorrow and strife, 
I hope that someday I will see,
Why such a thing has happened to me.

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JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm
This is very good =) i like the rhyming, because it helps with the poem's flow, since some of the lines are longer than the rest...great job! =) 5/5
John F. said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 9:57 pm
i liked it, great poem. showed alot of the feelings i experience. some of the sentences are a little awkwardly longer than the last but everyone reads it in different ways so maybe im just crazy
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