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Safe and Sound?

A flag blows at half mast,
Along with a haunting melody.

Just close your eyes.
I close my eyes,
Only to see the images that haunt my dreams,
In a country where children are no longer safe.

The sun is going down,
Taking us with it,
Into the darkness,
Plunging us to a standstill,
When we need it more than ever.

You’ll be alright,
so they say,
But will we really,
When everything carries on around us,
with a mocking silence.

No one can hurt you now,
Words to comfort us,
That are lies.
So many can hurt us,
Now more than ever.


Come the morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound,
Please, light,
Come soon.
We can’t hold on much longer.

A flag blows at half mast,
Along with a haunting melody.



“Just close your eyes,
The sun is going down,
You’ll be alright.
No one can hurt you now.
Come the morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound.”
~ “Safe and Sound” by Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars




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AtroposThis 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...
Mar. 8 at 6:37 pm:
Another great poem from my favourite poet! 'Twas really affecting.
 
MarieAntoinette2012This 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. replied...
yesterday at 10:51 am :
Whoa!!! Favorite poet? You serious???????
 
AtroposThis 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. replied...
yesterday at 8:32 pm :
100% serious :)
 
MarieAntoinette2012This 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. replied...
today at 9:02 am :
OMG!!!! You just made it all worth it.
 
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TheSkyOwesMeRainThis 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...
Feb. 16 at 12:39 am:
Great job! And I totally agree; children are not safe. Who knows where killers lurk? They could be anywhere. 
 
MarieAntoinette2012This 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. replied...
Mar. 5 at 2:52 pm :
Thanks, I was having a really bad depression stage.
 
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