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A Gentle Form of Melancholy

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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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sbetsThis 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...
Aug. 1, 2012 at 8:38 pm:

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

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

 
Zero_Black replied...
Aug. 2, 2012 at 10:29 am :
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!
 
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Oct. 6, 2012 at 9:06 pm :
^That's me. Mind checking out my work?:)
 
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