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The Words I Want To Say

January 31, 2010
By thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
thatotherguygirl GOLD, Sherman Oaks, California
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Favorite Quote:
“I will bring you flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.
I want to do with you
what spring does with the cherry trees.”
-Pablo Neruda

Is supposed to be easy.
Day after day
Words come without thinking.
But then there is a moment
When you want to say
Something that has meaning
Or value
Or just a purpose
Other than mindless babble
Filling the empty air.
But when that moment
To say something important
Comes to you
The words

And when you think about
What you truly want to say
When you really try
To think of the right words
To tell someone
That you care
The words simply

And then
When you finally think
Of the words you want to say
The words you struggled to find
The words that refused to come
The words you’ve finally
Found a moment to use

The moment is gone
And it will never come back.

But the words are there
Stuck in your head
Swirling around
And around
For another moment
Like the one
That caused those words
To surface.

The author's comments:
I wrote this recently in a moment of inspiration and boredom. It's mostly just a random topic that occurred to me out of the blue, as well as my first attempt at poetry (I generally write stories) so please don't be mean :) CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is welcome. If it's not helpful, please don't write it.

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coyne3 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2010 at 10:06 pm
coyne3 BRONZE, Watertown, CT, Connecticut
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me gusta =]