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shelter

July 28, 2014
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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


we love to make
promises,
so here's a new one:

I will spend the rest of
my life
paying back every single
bit of joy
I owe
you

when you carried me kicking
and screaming
through my darkest times

refusing
to set me down on
my feet
and let me give in to the quicksand
of my sadness

and I'm sorry if I bit you
and clawed you along
the way

I only hope that the grooves
in your back
will not become
scars

because you're so beautiful
to me

and I've never wanted to
hurt you,
but sometimes accidents happen

so I promise to show you
my best,
since you've already seen my worst

you've hurdled over
every wall
I've managed to build between us

and now
that you've arrived,
I hope you'll find shelter in my heart like
I've found in your
arms



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on Aug. 8 2014 at 8:02 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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

I originally wrote this about my boyfriend. But I'm glad others can apply it to their own lives :P thanks for reading, as always!

on Aug. 8 2014 at 5:22 pm
___averylynn_____ SILVER, Waterford, Michigan
7 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming. - Alice Walker.
What you wear is your billboard. So, what are you advertising?

EEEEKKKKK!  I really liked this.  It reminds me in some ways of my family.  I feel like I owe them everything because they did something for me that made the biggest impact.  I owe my life to them, because they saved me from the darkness that could've consumed me. 

on Aug. 4 2014 at 6:21 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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

thanks so much :)

on Aug. 4 2014 at 11:12 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

SO GOOD. This is such a wondeful poem! Keep on, please! Thank you for sharing this!


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