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Journey from the Heart

a necklace that your mother made
you wore it every day
it got lost along the way
every journey from the heart is far too long
you never noticed it was gone


there were too many funeral homes
we walked in silence, kicking stones
it wasn't in the words you'd say
you swore you'd never hate

CHORUS
[in a haystack, which straw is the last one?
in a rainstorm, who can tell tears?
on a map, everything looks lonely
but we're here]

the air comes crashing down on you
you stay 'cause you're too scared to move
frozen still and so afraid
that no one will notice if you walk away


i sing my kids to sleep at night
i tell a story that isn't mine

the letters that you're sending home
are from a man you've never known

a necklace that your mother made
you wore it every day
it got lost along the way
every journey from the heart is far too long
you never noticed it was gone

CHORUS x 2

every journey from the heart is far too long,
now you're gone



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dancingintheflames This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2013 at 10:51 pm
amazing! 
 
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Jul. 12, 2013 at 10:50 am
thank you!!
 
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