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How The Time Passes.


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Have you ever just had one of those days when you wore a masked smile?




Said so little, and went unnoticed?





Claimed to be really tired, but in all honesty, you were just genuinely sad?
Have you ever had one of those weeks?





One of those months?


It's funny how time passes so quickly, with a notice of leave.
It's ironic that life can just seem to be a lifetime away.

The deep sadness is not sudden as lightning,
but more like the slow roll of distant thunder.
It is a curtain slowly drawn at the end of the final act.

It is a slow fade into a welcoming darkness.
It is sympathetic to how you feel.
It understands you.
Your friend is what it becomes.

It hands your hand,
kisses your forehead,
makes you tea.
It never fails you,
is always with you,
steady as the beating waves.

It's funny how the time has passed.
Everything around you seems like glass,







disconnected







and surreal.

Afraid to leave the darkness,
I fear the rejection that the light has to offer.
Afraid to leave my shell,
I remain in my shadow dwellings.



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sadesdd said...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:56 am:
YES!!!!! Amazing poem, different yet so true! I've had those days you talk about! Great great job REALLY!
 
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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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm:
Great, beautiful poem. I feel this way too. 
 
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jess14 said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm:
i can really relate to this. i love the words you used, amazing job!
 
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CariePierce said...
Jan. 30, 2013 at 9:25 am:
I know exactly how you feel. This piece is incedibly beautiful, and I love the layout! Please keep writing. I can't wait for future works of yours.
 
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