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December 23, 2009
By Saysh PLATINUM, Brentwood, California
Saysh PLATINUM, Brentwood, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

I'll run until the world falls out from under me
I'll swim until I'm in the middle of the ocean
I'll walk until my legs can't take another step
I just need a way to get out of this mess
I've been running for so long now
If I could just sit down and rest...
But I can't do it

I cannot permit myself to slow down
I need to break free of this thread
This thread that connects me to you
I can't remember the last I felt like this
You make me go insane
But I enjoy every second of it
I'm slowly turning around in my life
The way you look at me is what I love most
Those eyes that penetrate my soul
And look into the deepest corners
Do you know how you make me feel?
Do you try and do this to me?
If you do know and do try then I ask only once
Please, I beg with all my heart, stop
I can't be loved by you
I can't let you break my heart
I can't let you make it yours
I'm scared of what you could do
You could take my heart and never let it go
Or you could throw it on the ground and walk away
Would you do this to me?
I can't be sure until I know
And when you ask how I'll know
I'll keep this secret no longer
This is what I want to see from you:
I want to see you running after me
I want to feel your arms around me when we fall
I want to see your eyes before we slip into darkness
I want to know you're there for me
I want to see you swimming after me
I want to feel the warmth of your skin in the middle of the ocean
I want to see your soaking wet clothes
I want to know you're there for me no matter where I go
I want to see you walking besides me
I want to feel you pick me up when I can't take that last step
I want to see your face before I fall asleep from exhaustion
I want to know you're wherever I need you to be
Can you promise me all of this?
Do you really love me this much?
Or am I going to have to keep running
Because right now I would give anything to fall...
Right into your arms

The author's comments:
The concept of the thread came from 'Jane Eyre' when Mr. Rochester tells Jane that he feels like there is a string attached to him and the other end attached to her. :) The rest just sort of came to me.

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Kyria said...
on Jul. 31 2011 at 8:22 am
Kyria, Gretna, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
"It was an act, see even the best actors can be tricked." - Caravan of Mishaps

Very good!  I've said this before, but the repetition really makes it in to a great poem.  I especially love the ending, "Because right now I would give anything fall... Right into your arms"