Ghosts of The Past

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Look at you now!
You crawl, you fall,
You walk, you stumble..
As if I can’t see all that your eyes are telling me,
So sore, they beg to be forgiven,
Yet why do you cry dry tears I can’t see?

We’ve been down that road together,
Bruised and damned.
Prayers we told with tears in our eyes,
Scars I know you’ve wore this long,
Curses they set us a blaze,
Still the cries of our hearts remain unknown.

The shadows of yesterday,
They haunt you to this very day,
But don’t you see every nerve in my body dances to your words?
The thoughts I have,
The dreams I dream,
You won’t ever know!

If with every step I could hold your hand,
I’d never let you down,
If I could open your eyes,
I’d make you see what I see,
If life is not the fight you imagined it would be,
You would breathe in what I breathe in,
Instead of suffocating under the dim light,
Instead of bottling up your rage,
You’d believe there’s more to life than the life you’ve lived.
Think of me as a mirror to your tomorrows,
Live a little more so I will have a story to tell,
Of the ghosts of our past,
That tore down the walls between tragedy and sanity.
Laugh a little louder so I can celebrate,
The victory we’ve long held,
Cry never again so I can don’t have to die in shame,
Pray a little harder so won’t have to drown again,
Feel a little brighter so I can return the colours we lost in finding you.

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RedFeather said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 7:33 am
Wow, you've got some talent going on there, youngspeare! But why do you only have one poem up? You should write more. Oh, and if you have time, can you take a look at some of my other works? I have next to no comments on anything, but I would like to know what other people think about them. Thanks! Keep Writing! 
RedFeather replied...
Dec. 17, 2011 at 10:54 am
Ugh. I know. It's pretty annoying. It took like three weeks for one of my poems to get put up. I had been wondering if it was being considered for editor's choice or the magazine since it was taking so long, but I got nothing. They don't even post things in the order you submit them. But I have found that it goes slightly faster if you only submit one or two things at a time than a whole bunch, but I don't know why. I've got three more poems I'm waiting on to get posted, and a couple more have g... (more »)
Jbohn said...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 7:10 am
This is amazing!!! has so much emotion behind it..
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm
jbohn thanks appreciate it :) 
Hiding said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm
This was just awesome. Best I've ever read. Keep writing.
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:47 am
aw, THANK YOUU! :D you made my day :)) Means the world to me!  Xx. 
Dancing4Jesus said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm
Wow! Very moving !
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:45 am
Thank you! Appreciate it :) 
Lahari said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Its very well written, but you could work on the flow a bit. Nice :)
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:45 am
Thanks Lahari! Means a lot to me :) The flow, got it..wish i could edit it! 
Fantasia80 said...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 6:09 am
Ooh...spooky.  Well written!
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 13, 2011 at 1:44 am
lol, thanks fantasia (nice name btw) :) Appreciate it!
Jeast10 said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 4:42 pm
That was really good! It was very thoughtful. Thanks for the cOmment too! I have more Poems if yOu didn't know.
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:09 am
Thanksss Jeast! :D Means so much to me.  I'd love to read more of your work, lemme check it out. 
muna.najihah said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

it create a good atmosphere when reading it with the mood setting and every thing. it was deep meaning and i like it.

please check my work too, my luck is running out

youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:07 am
Thanks :) Appreciate it. 
No problem i'm onto that.
savetheplanet said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 11:48 am
It's a very powerful poem.  It's refreshing to read after the hundreds of teenage agnst poems they have on here. Keep writing :D  BTW, I love Shakespeare and Jane Austen too <3
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:06 am
Thank youuu! i REALLY appreciate it!! Your work is great btw. Lol, that's awesome, shakespeare and jane austen there work is simply legendary.. <3 :) 
savetheplanet replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm
Really, which of my poems do you like the best?  I have one dedicated to Shakespeare XD
cookiegirl said...
Dec. 11, 2011 at 3:56 am
Wow. This is beautiful, emotional, relatable, deep. I love the way it's written :).
youngspeare replied...
Dec. 12, 2011 at 3:03 am
Thanks a lot cookiegirl!! 
:)  Means a lot to me xD 
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