Last Summer

August 30, 2017
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I greeted summer with open arms

And reveled in the freedom

I dreamed of the adventures coming

To take place in summer’s kingdom

But the winds of warmth were laced with pain

And killed me bittersweet

The sprouts and blooms of life anew

Fell away from beneath my feet

Under bleacher lights and pouring rain

I buried my daydreams deep

I foresaw the approaching loneliness

And let the darkness swallow me

And thus flew by the glory days

And yet not even my tears were gold

We were made of torn up promises

And wishes that grew too old

I watched through windows of warbled glass

And tried my best to smile

But I gave up halfway through and fell-

There was no one around for miles

Autumn came and ignited its flames

And so I burned up our plans and your lies

I don’t dare hope for redemption

But from the ashes at least I could rise

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Sep. 5 at 3:45 pm
Wow! This is great! There's so much feeling in these words. It's very deep and powerful. Love the word choice!
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