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Here For You

August 16, 2011
By avidDreamwriter BRONZE, Ridgeville, South Carolina
avidDreamwriter BRONZE, Ridgeville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost"- J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings


When you’re upset and feel like crying
I’ll always come to help you


But you turn my help away

And ignore me for hours on end

I’ve told you before that I’m here for you
Before anyone else



Yet you use little birds to talk with me

And you yell and don’t listen to me

I try to figure you out, not like a puzzle
But like a friend


Yet you drop hints and

Make yourself like a puzzle to keep me out

How can I help you? I interpret your hints
Each one the wrong way


You turn me away and hint more

Keeping your back to me, you walk

But I stand firm, here for you
Is breá liom tú

The author's comments:
This was dedicated to my friend who I had just argued with, and had to convince her that I'd still be there for her. Is breá liom tú is what google translate gave me when I translated "I love you" into Irish.

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Razed said...
on Nov. 28 2012 at 3:07 pm
Hello! I am the original author of the Romance-saturated short story, Razed Expectations. When I was a sixteen-year-old in Reno, I composed that piece in a frenzied hurry, running with the current of emotion I felt at that time. :) Supposing the world exists past the Mayan physical prophecy of doomsday on December 21, 2012, I will be a well-traveled 21-year-old after the Winter Solstice. ;) I'm still wordy, huh? Your comment amused me, and I feel I've improved since then; your advice still stands, and I found it valueable, if a little brazen and brash. I read all three of your poetry pieces, and I find that you do have talent. You're honest and direct, and you harness the emotional climate that you're in. I sincerely hope that you grow and flourish in writing, and that you're always surrounded by truth, goodness and open-minded to adventure and new experiences. I'll catch you later, O young one. A Vision of Growing Older: What is the meaning of so-called success? I mean, I don't know. I really don't. I just know that I don't want to spend the rest of my life in a cubicle, wearing a headset and making half-hearted conversation with people who've never known the meaning of love or life or want or curiosity or passion or wild abandon or anger or failure or sorrow or self-loathing or music or dancing or wandering or fighting or seeing or dying or laughing or the feel of someone else's hands on your skin. I mean, why is it so bizarre? Why can't I just say that I'm in love with the seven'o'clock light? Why? Haven't they ever noticed the way the light looks at that hour? Don't they know the meaning of soul-shattering beauty? I mean, I get it. God, they can be good people. Simple people. The kind of people that break my heart, the kind of people that choke my throat. I want to rip this merciless heart from my chest and give it to them. To the world. To a language more beautiful than I can fathom. I do. I do. They have their worries, their hideous illusions of what life is. Bills, rent, food, car payments. Spending their paycheck on a restaurant meal or a bowling night or a girl they like or a night at the club. Some kind of luxury or indulgence to distract them from the tedious emptiness of their downtrodden lives and broken dreams and predictable pursuits. Why do they work so hard to impress that guy who wears the label "Supervisor" on his name tag? Don't they know that he's a person, too? And their children. And their boyfriends. Their pissy in-laws. God, I just want to climb to the top of their invisible and decaying castles, close my eyes, and make love to the light of the sun. To Hell with their ideas of success. I mean it. Hell with it.   I quit this job after twenty days.

byebye said...
on Nov. 23 2011 at 8:41 am
byebye, Nevermore, Other
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I didn't care for this poem too much. I mean, it was okay, but it wasn't anything special.

Keep up the boring work and rude comments - just trying to keep with my regular format.


on Sep. 17 2011 at 10:32 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
4 articles 5 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

Sarcasm. Either way, she has a dream and your classmates probably made her feel awful

on Sep. 17 2011 at 8:34 pm
avidDreamwriter BRONZE, Ridgeville, South Carolina
3 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Not all those who wander are lost"- J.R.R. Tolkein's Lord of The Rings

You're still bitter about that? Dude, I let my classmates play around with my account for a while.

 

Plus, if you hate it, why'd you read it in the first place? Hm? Or is that sarcasm?


on Sep. 17 2011 at 8:29 pm
ThePeaceDaisy BRONZE, Albany, New York
4 articles 5 photos 224 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.” - Unknown
I will change this every week!

I hate it. Please DON'T look at my works because well, They're SO much better than yours.