Declaration of a Dreamer

I hereby resign myself
To sleepless nights
Dreamless days
Mornings wearing gray
And a few of the most captivating sunsets of all time

I promise to accept
That fingerprints can kill a moth
Red eyes are better than white faces
Eraser shavings sing
And no one likes lost longing

And yes, I understand
Running with a pen won't win the race
Most whispers are not heard
Truth is weak compared to lies
And sensitivity is strange

But that will never guard me
From a hope in backwards hunger
Laughter when there should be tears
(or the other way around)
Love that breaks down walls
And the faintest, subtle scent
Of a sunrise cracking pitch

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LexusMarie said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm
I love the lines, "Laughter when there should be tears
(or the other way around)" That is so, so true. I never even thought of that, but I wish I had. That's great.
StarlitSunrise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:51 pm
Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it!
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