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A Gentle Form of Melancholy

June 4, 2012
By Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
If you love something, then let it go,
If it comes back, it's yours forever,
If it leaves you, then it was never meant to be.


Yesterday,
I found a boy,
and loved him right away.

Yesterday,
he loved me back,
and he was here to stay.

Yesterday,
it fell apart,
a little at a time.

Yesterday,
our silence grew,
hearts askew and without rhyme.

Just today,
it broke in two,
my fragile, bitter heart.

Just today,
I promised you,
with one chance more,
we’d restart.

Just today,
he left my side,
no longer here to stay.

Just today,
I cried and cried,
that he had gone away.

Tomorrow I,
wings torn and ripped,
will fly again,
once more.

Tomorrow I,
with broken heart,
will live without him,
more.

Tomorrow I,
will sigh and smile,
no longer teary-eyed.

Tomorrow I,
hope for today,
I no longer wish to cry.

Yesterday,
he loved me back,
but look at it today.

Yesterday,
I want it back,
and want it,
too,
to stay.

Just today,
I’ll hold in me,
a gentle, broken love.

Just today,
for a short while,
I’ll be his turtledove.

Tomorrow I,
will fly away,
leaving love behind.

Tomorrow I,
with gentle smile,
another shall I find.

Yesterday,
I loved him so,
a love bitter,
a love true.

Today I live,
with you in me,
and yet,
not I in you.

Tomorrow I,
live again alone,
and happier than before.

Tomorrow I,
will leave this place,
and fly through that open door.



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. said...
on Oct. 6 2012 at 9:06 pm
^That's me. Mind checking out my work?:)

on Aug. 2 2012 at 10:29 am
Zero_Black BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
1 article 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you love something, then let it go,
If it comes back, it's yours forever,
If it leaves you, then it was never meant to be.

wow, thanks! i usually post anonymously, so it's nice to finally be able to thank people who read my things like this. i'll definitely look at your stuff!

so_joy SILVER said...
on Aug. 1 2012 at 8:38 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Wow. This is amazing. Great figurative language. Outstanding job!

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