I almost thought you were gone.

February 10, 2016

Oh, you're back again?

Not that you were

Ever gone.

Skipping up to me,

And reminding me

Of what I've done.

Just when I had forgotten,

And started to dance

To a different song.

You wrap that

Heavy chain around me,

And tell me how I'm wrong.

You watch me sigh,

As I look into your

Familier eyes.

I look back through

The window you hold open

To me,

And cringe to see

That person,

Was it me?

It was.

I guess I had never forgotten

At all,

I had closed the shutters on it

And pretended that

I did not fall.

I thought I had stood,

But I realize that it

Is impossible to stand,

When you hold me down.

And you grasp me again,

And I let you in.

It was almost gone,

And I was done.


I try to turn away and say,

That I have changed.

But you just bolt that chain.

And how different am I,

From Years, months, hours,

Minutes, seconds,

What felt like lifetimes ago?

If they knew,

They would see you as me.

There is no one to pick up the key,

And unlock me.

I am alone,

With the wall and my memory.

To erase time,

To write anew,

All the things,

I cannot do.

And though I've


I simply sigh the sigh

Of the lie

I made for myself.

I walk with them,

But they walk with half of me,

And I walk alone.

And what makes

Me cry,

Is I know why.

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GirlThatWrites This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2016 at 8:27 am
First line "your" should be "you're" instead. Other than that I love this.
LionGrace replied...
Mar. 6, 2016 at 11:58 am
Oops! sorry. Thanks, but I'm a little clunky when it comes to rhyming. :)
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