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Hopeless Splendor

March 7, 2009
By Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
Courtney Cyr BRONZE, Eaton, Colorado
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The beginning moments are moments of fear.
Moments of doubts and questions.

And then it works.

His hand touches yours, and butterflies take over your stomach.
His kisses bring you happiness in its most immense form.
Thoughts of him become an underlying silence.

For it is not a process we can control.
But instead an event we can only hopelessly experience.
We half-heartedly try and find beauty inside another person.
And when we see something we can relate to, something we're willing to trust,
We have no other choice but to fall in love with its simplicity and splendor.
We are so willing to put our hope into something so unsure.

And when let down, we seem so amazed.

Then comes the point of failure.
When all our fears have been assured, and all our hopes trampled.
You're broken to pieces, but somehow you still go on.
We look back and realize that it all seemed to happen in a split second,
While we looked on, hopelessly, just steps away.

And in the end, we always learn to be true to ourselves.

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ninja17 SILVER said...
on Dec. 7 2011 at 9:12 pm
ninja17 SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who wouldn't give up on them."

I love this. I can relate to it right now. You are a truley talented writer. I can't wait to read more from you!(: 

on Oct. 18 2011 at 12:50 pm
whitetiger303 PLATINUM, Elmira, New York
25 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing last forever"

I've had that happen. I've been in love twice in my life so far. Eventually i learned some guys are just jerks.


Ocean&&Sun said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 12:11 pm
Beautiful, just beautiful! Good job! Your truly have a talent!:)

on Jun. 14 2011 at 8:06 pm
SecretFlame PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
20 articles 1 photo 373 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have a life. I just choose to ignore it."
-one of my friends


on Nov. 28 2010 at 2:00 pm
bubblyblonde57, Orlando, Florida
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that was amazing i read your other poem and you are so incredibly good at writing poetry i wish that i could write poems like that wow.

on Nov. 6 2010 at 7:17 am
Jakethesnake SILVER, Hernando, Mississippi
6 articles 0 photos 96 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Read, Read... Read everything, then write."-William Faulkner

Wow. I just read your  Child Soldier piece, and now this? amazing. I wish that I was able to write poems like that.

hrf1434 GOLD said...
on Sep. 23 2010 at 3:45 pm
hrf1434 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
10 articles 4 photos 66 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

we dont always learn sometimes we cant


mai..... GOLD said...
on Mar. 9 2010 at 3:26 am
mai..... GOLD, Deloraine, Other
13 articles 45 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Just be yourself, because life's to short to be anybody else" :) - Step Up 2 The Streets :) ♥

Again. this amazes me. your work is so true. and both peices I can relate to!


You have become an inspiration to me. You've made my day, or may i say night :)

stella SILVER said...
on Oct. 6 2009 at 1:25 pm
stella SILVER, Norfolk, Virginia
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live laugh love

This is a great pome. Keep up the good work