Veren In Jou Haar

April 28, 2012
By overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.


There's a hole in my heart that keeps me from sleep
And a light in my soul that guides through the sea
And a land I can't remember that was always my home
With ghosts in the flesh that I call my own.
And the night sure is long when the fun stays the same,
Until it’s worn out its welcome and burdened my name.
Though I've slept through the thunder that's shaken my dreams
My once closed eyes now tear at the seams
To find a light in the shadows, a star I can feel
Where my spirit is rattled and I accept what is real.

Oh, I saw you dancing there
With stars in your eyes,
And feathers in your hair.
And the orchard around us flourished and bloomed
And the fruit we were given
Was promised before the womb.

There are dreams of a tower built with unending wealth
And a portrait of me not portraying myself,
With a crown nailed to my head that I hammered inside
On a throne made of nothing but the darkness I hide.
And I whispered for angels, I begged on my knees
To forgive my indulgence in all that's not me.
For the pleasure I'm chasing has chased me away,
While that which I am running from, has taken its stay.

And I saw them singing there,
With trumpets in their mouths
And feathers in their hair.
And I saw you, dear, flourish and bloom
Like a lily in the spring
Under the light of the moon.

There's a voice in my soul that keeps me from sleep
And a pleasure that comes whenever I weep.
Like gifts from the storm clouds that only I've seen
With the clock of my heartbeat stuck on 10:14.
As the years fade away, somehow, so do I
To the hopeless surrender expected from life.
But there's a call in the wind that has taken my chest
To know that when the sun again rises, I'll have given my best.
I've buried my excuses in the hole I dug for my flesh
Because the light in your eyes is all I have left.

And I saw us, dear, standing there
Wrapped in a warm embrace
With feathers in our hair.
And the orchards around us flourished and bloomed
And the fruit we were given
Was promised before the womb.


The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by a relationship that I shared with someone that I have nothing but respect, admiration, and unending love for. I used to hide behind facades and let other's opinions influence my own, but he swooped into my life and presented me with a challenge: be yourself. I emerged from my inner darkness and tore away at the masks I wore, and I challenge you to do the same.

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on May. 5 2012 at 8:20 pm
overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Why thank you! That means so much to me. I'm glad I could affect you, that's my main goal as a writer. c': 

 


on May. 5 2012 at 4:44 pm
Brenda Beecher, Davie, Florida
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Beautifully written, please add more work! It made me cry. How powerful. (-:

on May. 3 2012 at 3:27 pm
overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Thank you, glad you liked it! c:

 


on May. 3 2012 at 7:47 am
alex_kiteflyer BRONZE, Darwin, Other
1 article 0 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can either be a cop or a criminal, but when you're facing a loaded gun what's the difference?"

i enjoyed reading it. keep the good work going :)

on May. 2 2012 at 6:59 pm
overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
27 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

Why thank you! So do you! c:

 


on May. 2 2012 at 6:42 pm
JustPaperAndPencil BRONZE, Milford, Ohio
4 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
The saddest thing in the world, is loving someone who used to love you.

This is really good, and I can relate to this. keep up the good work! Great job, you have talent!(:

BabyLouie said...
on May. 2 2012 at 8:10 am
Beautifully written!!!




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