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One Thing Left

November 20, 2012
By Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Trace.C.Schuelke PLATINUM, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
26 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Secrets are secrets for a reason, and some do not wish to see them uncovered. Especially when the secrets are particularly unseemly..."

Essence burst from my heart
When our arms met in embrace.
Why was it torn apart?
These memories seem to fade.
These tears won’t bring back time.
The symbolic sign of your presence left my soul tonight.
Can’t find the time when it’s all alright.
This picture’s painted with the blood of your life.

It festers deep inside.
Engulfed by timeless lies of light.
Wander the blinding blight.
In search of ties that just don’t bind.

I’ll find the parasite.
Who brought your blue eyes their demise.
And they think that I’ll be fine?
When you grew cold, that’s when I died.

So I’ll send prayers upstairs to the
One who holds you so close now.
Dear God, please never let her go.

The wheel stopped turning now.
Vitality ran from your corpse.
Stained the stone with burning sounds.
Etched on the edge of my remorse.

How can I live today?
Losing you left a hole in my veins.
I cannot mask the pain.
When the spark died, I couldn't regain.

I will bleed my mind to remember purer days.
When you and I would go and talk hours away.
The sunlight danced through your golden hair.
But now that you’re gone, I’m left in disrepair.
Clouds dot the skies to hide the light,
And raindrops entrench my sorrow tonight.

Your love once filled the void,
But now it’s quenched with frost.
Made cracks within my heart,
And left me feeling lost.

I know you won’t return.
But I know that you won’t burn.
You’re heading towards the bliss now,
So I need not be concerned.

I must accept that this is true,
So there’s one thing left to do.

They say “move on”, but is it that so simple now?
You were my life, and now you’re gone. How could I just carry on?
Sometimes scars seem too deep to fade.
Sometimes I cry because you won’t be here with me.

I remember how your skin felt, so soft.
I recall your kisses, laced so lucid.
They’ll last forever.
I’ll feel them forever.
And now you’re an angel.
Your wings have never been clearer.

Passionate and strong, I’ll never let you go.
Time has shown its side, through the scorch and through the snow.
In my dreams, you’re still around.
And all your love, it still resounds.
There’s no more screams and no more tears.
Just you and me, through the rest of the years.
And although you may not be right here,
I’m holding you close in my heart, so dear.

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on Jan. 23 2016 at 11:50 pm
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
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I'm amazed at how long and how well-written this is... it's so beautiful and poignant.

on Oct. 2 2014 at 9:18 pm
CreativeFreakkk DIAMOND, Spencer, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone. -Andy Biersack
Sometimes you gotta fall before you can fly. -Kellin Quinn
You made me hate my own reflection. -Sleeping With Sirens

This is amazing. So far is my favorite by u.

on Jun. 29 2014 at 8:22 pm
TravelerenRoute GOLD, Ribera, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Marianne Williamson

Wow! This is really deep and well written. It is also very sad.

on Jun. 14 2013 at 10:52 pm
carothesparrow GOLD, Lilburn, Georgia
15 articles 9 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont give up she will talk someday my friend made this quote she is really cool cause she understands about my sister
it starts with ONE to make a differerence!!! i learned this quote at a leadership camp

ohana means family no one gets left behind

very deep but also amazing. this has inspired me a lot more but also has great emotions :) 

on May. 20 2013 at 11:48 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is so cute and beautiful and awesome!!! Keep it up! I love it......and btw I love how you write about God, not that it was a central part of this piece but even being casual about it is really inspiring. I liked the I imagery and emotion in this piece!! XD

Reese18 SILVER said...
on May. 19 2013 at 1:53 am
Reese18 SILVER, Redford, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
that's totally awesome

WOW this is fantastic! I love it

on May. 18 2013 at 8:55 pm
Kaylaa_Nicole_ SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
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This was so heart felt and deep. I loved it. Truly amazing piece

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 14 2013 at 9:30 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Awww u portray emotions soooo well!! I envy ur effortless knack of metaphors, and ur such a great writer!! Its simply beautiful; nothing more I can say. Love the gripping emotion and subtle rhymes. Well done my friend!

on May. 2 2013 at 7:11 pm
SleepingDragon58, Groose Pointe, Michigan
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The best piece I have ever read!!

on Apr. 16 2013 at 9:35 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

My gosh how good can you get? ;) Beautiful work.

on Apr. 6 2013 at 8:23 pm
readaholic PLATINUM, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
I'd rather fail because I fell on my own face than fall because someone tripped me up
~Jhonen Vasquez

Beautiful poem.  I love the varying length of stanzas and the semi-rhyming, gives it an amazing mood.  Really awesome :)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 5 2013 at 3:06 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 523 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

This is so beautifully written, such strong vocabulay, such raw emotions. Do not stop writting, this is just amazing 

on Apr. 4 2013 at 10:16 am
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

i can feel your pain.....

on Mar. 8 2013 at 9:43 pm
HouseofYork GOLD, Powhatan, Virginia
12 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"...Time and Chance happened to them all." Ecc 9:11

Very good, intense emotion, terrific volcabulary; very long, and a bit confusing. But still certaintly worthy of a good rating.

on Mar. 8 2013 at 9:36 pm
NadiaFilanovsky SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
7 articles 2 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" --Jimi Hendricks

This piece left me breathless. 5/5 stars!!!

on Mar. 6 2013 at 11:13 am
LyricLove SILVER, Webster City, Iowa
6 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the skies the limit when there are foot prints on the moon."

That wa amazing! I really like how I could tell your emotions and feelings so easily! Great job! :)

on Mar. 4 2013 at 7:18 pm
EnnaGirl SILVER, Sacramento, California
9 articles 2 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world
- Ghandi

This was just so amazing and beautiful!!!!!

on Jan. 19 2013 at 7:34 pm
WhiteSwan13 SILVER, Hawera, Other
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Favorite Quote:
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byebye said...
on Jan. 5 2013 at 6:12 pm
byebye, Nevermore, Other
0 articles 0 photos 250 comments
Absolutely lovely! Kept me captivated from start to finish. Perfect flow; great word choice and imagery. Congrats on the Editor's Choice! :)

on Jan. 3 2013 at 4:44 pm
Padfoot507 PLATINUM, Omaha, Nebraska
23 articles 2 photos 138 comments

Favorite Quote:
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
-Albus Dumbledore

"I'm just a little bit caught in the middle,
Life is a maze, and love is a ridde."

Ahhh Trace that was incredible!! The emotions and the sadness and the wording and WOW I'm inchoherent now. Absolutely beautiful, one of my fsvorites! :)