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Holding You Quietly

May 17, 2013
By roryf SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
roryf SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
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holding onto something that you so want to let go is like standing on the double yellow line on a busy road and wondering how much longer you’ve got to live
and keeping that something safe is like walking on a tightrope and
hoping that your toes don’t miss and meeting that guy, finally
who calls himself honest and letting him kiss you is
giving away something to a boy who doesn’t
give a damn about you or any of the other
girls he’s been kissing and crying later
is pouring salt on the wound and
remembering the way he used
to call you his and wishing
you’d saved that
something for a
boy who meant
it is crying
over spilt
milk

and
your tears
will make me quiet as
I hold you and wish I knew what
to say to make you good again and when you
fall asleep I’ll tell you that it’ll be okay and I will
mean it since you won’t be able to hear me, anyway and

*
you
understand, don’t
you?



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roryf SILVER said...
on May. 22 2013 at 7:02 pm
roryf SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
9 articles 28 photos 3 comments
exactly. couldn't have said it better myself! Thanks Bailee31213!!

roryf SILVER said...
on May. 22 2013 at 7:01 pm
roryf SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
9 articles 28 photos 3 comments
thanks for your comment!

roryf SILVER said...
on May. 22 2013 at 7:01 pm
roryf SILVER, Flemington, New Jersey
9 articles 28 photos 3 comments
Thank you!!!

CelinaJ BRONZE said...
on May. 22 2013 at 6:06 pm
CelinaJ BRONZE, Glendale, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people do it and some people don't."

Wow hi you're amazing I love you.

on May. 22 2013 at 3:12 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Wow. I absolutely love this poem. Just wow.

bailee31213 said...
on May. 22 2013 at 12:24 pm
bailee31213, Roanoke, Texas
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

so, basically what shes saying is that it hurts alot when a boy tells you all of those things, then breakes your heart. then shes reaching out t other girls who have experienced the exact same thing just with another person, by saying simply " you understand dont you?" becasue we as girls go through this alot... its a very touching and emotional poem.

Nessa13 GOLD said...
on May. 22 2013 at 9:57 am
Nessa13 GOLD, Charlestown, Indiana
18 articles 0 photos 109 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love, but never fall in love, because things that fall get broken"
-Taylor Swift

This poem confuses me...Can you explain to me the ending???

Beef. PLATINUM said...
on May. 22 2013 at 1:05 am
Beef. PLATINUM, Kenmore, Washington
29 articles 0 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
- Maya Angelou, Still I Rise

Nothing ends
Nothing ever ends
- Dr. Manhattan, Watchmen

I freaking love the ending of this. It sounds just like the thoughts in my head all running into one another only to abrubtly end in a "you understand, don't you?"