i will never be too far away to love you

August 19, 2016

if i hold my breath long enough,

will you come back and spoil me rotten?

will you quit your dead?

there’s no ballad to my other half

six feet under,

just a lifeless script about a whole,

or hole,

however you want to put it.

i can’t sing about dirt

or pretend that flowers are growing

between your toes.

there’s no “better”

to make me miss you less.

quit your dead!

there is no dead.

you are standing somewhere on this green,

green globe.

smiling because your diaphragm

still gives you hiccups,

and crinkling your brow because

i am here too.

i will wait.

there is no dead.

quit holding your breath.

we don’t have time to wait for leaves at your feet

that your sleeping self has grown.

because some day,

i’ll walk your way,

and bring you all my own.

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pineappler03This 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. said...
Aug. 30, 2016 at 10:09 am
I have been gong through a long distance relationship with my best friend for years know, so I can really relate to these feelings here. I loved how you were able to describe the emotions. I also love how you repeated the line, "there is no dead." It makes a reader stop to think, "why does the poet repeat this line". That way the readers can dig deeper into the meaning of the poem. Amazing work!
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