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Sometimes you just gotta try to breathe, you said,
In and out, up and down, believe, you said,
Your eyes will burn the world will turn, there’s always something new to learn,
And I’ll love you ’til the edge of the world, you said.

Even stars that shine are going to die, you smiled,
And a heart that beats its fire never lies,
All dragons someday lose to knights in armor, you smiled,
But before that hero, many widows cry.

A blade against my skin is the answer, you cried,
The key to something sweeter, better, kinder,
That tear fell down your cheek and I knew right then,
Vein-chaser, I will chase you to the end.

A child with black eyes is what I was, you laughed,
With nothing more than broken childish dreams,
But an ocean can smooth out the roughest stones, you said,
And love can resurrect a pile of bones.

If this is who we are, then what are they, you asked,
The ones who choose the way we’re going to be?
I think we ought to know to choose ourselves,
you sighed,
This reflection isn’t what I want to see.

As soon as we are born we start to die, you said,
And growing old might well be going home,
Is dying just the end or are we living for that end?
Whichever, I don’t want to go alone.

Sometimes you just gotta try to breathe, you said,
In and out, up and down, believe, you said,
Your eyes will burn, the world will turn, there’s always something new to learn,
And I’ll love you ’til the edge of the world, you said.

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deathdragon1240 said...
Jan. 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm
I LOVE THIS POEM
 
T.C.Buttercup said...
Sept. 26, 2011 at 11:11 pm
WOW. this poem is most likely one of the best ive ever read. Its incredibly beautiful, each word you wrote has a roll in the poem that creats its meaning. Truely amazing
 
livelovesmile said...
Sept. 17, 2011 at 11:33 am

This poem is so well written, i love the format, it makes it so fluid to read!

Please comment and rate my new poem "Safe On A Cloud"!! And some of my other poems, because I'm new to TeenInk: "Girl Next Door", "Captured by Reflections" and "Longing For Those Days" ! 

I would really appreciate it! Thanks!

 
spency said...
May 27, 2011 at 10:36 am
rate u 5/5...nice peom.....love it.....good job
 
EyesofBlueFire said...
Feb. 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm
This poem is... Absolutely incredible. I know the feelings connected to the piece perfectly. It took my breath away. Keep writing!!
 
CaptainFabulous This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 18, 2011 at 12:24 pm

wow so so good, love it

very descriptive

creative

Simply amazing

 
trblue said...
Oct. 11, 2010 at 7:37 am

I love it. i findly read it all the way

through.

 
trblue said...
Jul. 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

im so sleepy, so i read 1/2 through.

but i know it's good and im gone

try and save it.

 
Eilatan This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 12, 2010 at 8:04 pm
incredible.
 
Tany C. said...
Dec. 17, 2009 at 9:05 am
Amazing! I love the choice of the picture and the flowness of the words!
 
heart_on_my_sleeve said...
Nov. 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm
Ah-mazing. I loved the slight mysterious edge you kept going the whole time. How it didn't qutie rhyme but it wasn't quite free verse/ Love, love, love it!
 
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 15, 2009 at 5:50 pm
I'm at a loss for words. Beautiful.
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
cross-i'd- leopatrd said...
Sept. 2, 2009 at 11:55 pm
that was incredible. a true author writes on a level that only he or she can understand, becuase they are so caught up in the world in which they have created, if unconciously. Thta s wat u did. amazing. philsophical. i can only pray that i can be that good one day. God be with you and your writing.
 
erin L. said...
Jul. 24, 2009 at 6:34 am
it amazes me. that you write with such beauty. it amazes me to know bounds. i wish i could write half as good as you do.
 
MoyruhJO This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 20, 2009 at 1:19 am
Stunning...absolutely stunning. I got chills, and that does not happen easily.The language in this just flows so perfectly. It seems very heartfelt, and is a refreshing (albeit jolting) take on the whole, usually cliched, "I'll love you forever and ever and ever" bit. Amazing.
 
mkh.2010 said...
Jun. 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm
wow...
this poem is absolutely amazing!
I love it.
I think the repetition of the first stanza at the end makes it that much better.
I wish i had your talent!
Keep writing!
 
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