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Take My Hand

June 23, 2011
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross


Give me london on a rainy day,
A spring in Ireland's green fields,
Give me as many miles as it takes,
To forget the smile you wear on your face.

Let me write and let me sing,
About what the new years might bring.
Don't you write and don't you call,
Forget I exist, I'd rather fall.

But keep me.
In your memories.
So, if by chance, we meet again.
You can take my hand.

So I will take the road not taken,
I will learn to swim, and swim across the sea.
While my mind's at peace, and my heart's learning
To forget.
Please don't remind me.

But keep me.
In your memories.
So, if by chance, we meet again.
You can take my hand.

Don't you write and don't you call,
Forget I exist, I'd rather fall.
I will learn to swim, and swim across the sea.
But keep me.
In your memories.


The author's comments:
This is a song about closure and acceptance. It took me a very long time to let this person go, but I finally got to the point in my life where I was finally ready to accept that the life ahead of me might not be the one I had planned.

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on Aug. 10 2011 at 4:15 pm
fiveinside GOLD, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
14 articles 2 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky's the limit if there are footprints on the moon." ~unknown

After I saw your work on the forum, I had to come check out your other work because I loveeeeee your style. (: I really really really like this poem because it's just abstract enough that it's beautiful but concrete enough that you don't get lost trying to figure it out. I love the first and last stanzas the most, probably. The first one is a really good introduction because it really hooks you and you can get a picture in your head. And the last stanza is really cool because you pull parts of the whole piece in and tie it together. I think that really works with your closure/acceptance thing too. It's a little confusing about wanting them to forget you exist but also keep you in their memories, but I think that says something about the narrator. Anyways, I love this! (: 


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