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What Does My Future Hold?

February 5, 2011
By musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
musicfan PLATINUM, South Holland, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"...in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world."

Verse 1
When is all this going to go away?
When am I finally going to be okay?
I just want to be normal,
Just like everyone else.

Verse 2
Tears slide down my face when I cry.
I can’t be seen, I want to hide.
No one knows my secret.
I want to feel alive.

But that burning inside of me,
Keeps coming up,
Until I can’t do anything.
I just want to be okay.
I feel myself opening up,
But there’s still one closed door,
With a big, deep hole,
Making me feel sore.

What am I gonna do,
With the rest of my life?
Will I get any better?
Will I be alright?
Oh, what am I gonna do,
When I finally feel alone?
Am I gonna stay devastated,
Or finally turn to stone?

Verse 3
Walls surround me like a prison.
I wanna knock them down but they’re my shield,
My guards, my decision.
I don’t wanna let go of that build.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t have pillows.
I still want those comforting arms.
I want someone to be there who isn’t scared of me,
Who loves me no matter what.


I just want some reassurance,
Just to know that I’ll be alright.
Please Lord, give me some guidance.
I need you by my side.

‘Cause my heart is burning,
And my brain is confused.
Oh, my eyes are swelling.
I don’t know what to do.


Am I gonna stay devastated?
Will I still be alone?
Will my life get any better?
Oh, what does my future hold?

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This article has 2 comments.

on Sep. 8 2012 at 5:02 pm
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

Again thank you so much. I really need writing like this right now with my arthritis flaring up again, an invisible illness that no one understands except my boyfriend. So thank you for writing so many beautiful poems that can be applied to multiple scenarios.

on Feb. 24 2011 at 2:28 pm
SmallTownDreamer SILVER, Millersburg, Ohio
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wow. this is really good. it has so much feeling. love it.