I've taken

December 8, 2010
By juliachase. GOLD, St.Helens, Oregon
juliachase. GOLD, St.Helens, Oregon
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I’ve taken people for granted
I’ve lost what mattered most
I’ve forgotten who I am supposed to be
I’ve stolen someone’s treasure
I’ve let somebody down
I’ve broke more than one heart
I’ve lied and cheated
And each and everyday,
I remind myself without intention of what I’ve done

Who am I to say that you’re wrong,
When I’m not right
Who am I to say that you have bad intentions,
When I have completely lost my way
Who am I to say that you don’t belong,
When I have no one to hold

It is my fault, I’ll never deny
I set my life on fire
I believed something wrong, a liar
I trusted something I did not know
I let it all go
I lost interest in my well being
I took a giant step without ever seeing

And now as I go back and look
I can see the toll it took
It destroyed my confidence
It pulled me back
But I wouldn’t change a single thing
It’s now a part of everything
It’s a part of me, can’t you see

I now appreciate light because I have seen darkness
I enjoy warmth because I have been cold
I can be with someone and smile because I have been alone

I shall take each token I’m given and use it well
I shall no longer sit around and allow the poisonous things to dwell

I am a new person
I have been reborn
I will recover from my past
I won’t relapse

The author's comments:
I was a little lost.

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