Passerby

I kiss your lips, if only once.
A glimpse of love,
a taste of trust.

Your eyes cling to mine,
as you study the way I see the world.
All you know is darkness.

This moment of light is broken.
An unrelenting shadow returns to you,
eating away at your faith.

I scream.
For you.
For me.
For us.

The pain will never let you breathe,
allow you to escape from the bonds of before.

I feel you struggle to stay,
to resist the urge to give in.

No words slip past your trembling lips,
still you try to smile.
Your desire to hold on is strong as you hold my hand and bring me close.

Yet I watched you go that day,
shaking as you walked out the door.
The last time I would see you leave.

I felt as if you would be in my life forever.
Thought you could continue on if I was there.

Now I see you were only passing by.





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moderndayEmilyDickinson This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2014 at 6:53 pm
This is a sad, but amazingly written poem! Keep writing, please! Thank you, for sharing this!
 
haley101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:38 pm
I really like this. It's so inspiring and it reminded me of my poem, The Conversation of Lovers and The Better Lovers. I'd love your feedback on those!  
 
JRaye This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm
Absolutely beautiful :)
 
BrandiBoothThis 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...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 11:08 am
Great poem!!
 
Hanban12 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:51 pm
This is gorgeous! Wonderful word choice and vivid imagery. You're really strong when in comes to emotion, making the reader feel what you feel. You're a brilliant writer, and I hope to read more form you! :)
 
Authorintraining88 replied...
Feb. 17, 2014 at 10:57 am
Awuh thank you so much! It means alot (:
 
dontunderestimateme said...
Feb. 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm
This is very emotional i love it!!
 
NaiomeDPlumme said...
Feb. 16, 2014 at 4:51 pm
this is beatiful, and heatwrenching. i love it and it almost made me cry. well done.
 
Authorintraining88 replied...
Feb. 16, 2014 at 6:14 pm
Thank you!!
 
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