If You Have

November 9, 2016
By Sofia_Gonz07 GOLD, San Marcos, CA, California
Sofia_Gonz07 GOLD, San Marcos, CA, California
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If you have traveled far and wide then you must know how hard I've Tried

If you have merely touched fate before then you must know what fear is for

Now you have crossed the line

Now you don't know where to go

But if you have looked into a demon's eyes

Then you sure as hell know what your shield is for

 

I came home with a river flooding down my eyes

How was I to know it was my hate?

You came home smiling

I came home crying

My heart has thorns

Your heart has wishing wells with coins

 

I had thought I could soar alone

But then I fell and broke apart

Why must I conceal the pain

If only I had known there were golden boats

 

I did not know there were gaurdian angels still back home

I want to return home

I want to no longer be burned

 

If you have traveled far and wide then you must know how hard I've tried

If you merely touched fate before then you must know what fear is for

Now you have crossed the line

Now you don't know where to go

 

Why have you run away from home

And come to my planet Earth

I had thought I could soar alone

But then I fell and broke apart

I did not know there were gaurdian angels still back home

 

I do not want another stone

Thrown to slice away the bone

So if that is why you have come

Then I must war you

That I'm already half rotten to my core

 

I do not want another blow

I do not want another stain

So please

If you must stay

Take away the pain

Of my fate


The author's comments:

This poem was inspired my the poems of Maya Angelou. I realize she has passed on, and that is sad, though she really was something and I know she will be remembered well. Technically, this poem is about a young woman, probably in her early 20s who is religious and looking out for any sign of help. She wants to no longer feel this way about her sins, she wants to "no longer be burned".


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on May. 16 at 1:57 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 PLATINUM, Crosby, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"For I command you, be brave and steadfast! For the Lord your God will be with you whenever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

"Throw me to the wolves, and I'll return leading the pack."- Unknown

"Never moon a werewolf." -Mike Binder

@Sofia_Gonz07 Great poem!

on Mar. 12 2017 at 9:12 pm
Sofia_Gonz07 GOLD, San Marcos, CA, California
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@Patrick82432 Thank you so much for the feedback. I'll keep on posting. :)

on Mar. 9 2017 at 4:53 pm
Patrick82432 PLATINUM, Cheektowaga, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Where voice had failed
my pen prevailed
and like the winds, became a gale"

~Me

This piece is truly amazing, I can't believe you're in 8th grade! You're really talented for being so young, and you have amazing messages in your piece with such a mature and real theme. Keep writing, you definitely have talent!


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