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Long Were the Days

January 23, 2012
By seaofsorrows GOLD, Lynnwood, Washington
seaofsorrows GOLD, Lynnwood, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Love. A four letter word, short but true. With no hope of being defined. But what's new?

-S. Jordan

I have hurt and love and anger looming in my past,
Lurking in each moment waiting for the breath that will be my last,
I keep picking myself up when falling to the ground,
But I wonder if I didn't get up if my body would be found,
I lay here in this darkened place not willing yet to leave,
And each passing moment is harder to believe,
The fire that's inside me has long grown dim,
Waiting for the moment to rekindle what's within,
Oh how I loved the roaring waves that crashed beneath the shore,
But I do not hear their thundering might quite like I did before,
If past is gone and over and done why does it keep haunting,
It's tangled lies and twisted ways grow ever so taunting,
Long we're the days I spent loving my life,
Never quite knowing of sorrow and strife, 
I hope that someday I will see,
Why such a thing has happened to me.

The author's comments:
This poem could be about love, death, pain...any number of things but to me it was telling a story of when I lost someone I dearly loved.

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on Feb. 2 2012 at 4:36 pm
marissadele PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"If you know how you feel, and so clearly what you need to say, you'll know it. I don't think you should wait. I think you should speak now." -Taylor Swift

This is very good =) i like the rhyming, because it helps with the poem's flow, since some of the lines are longer than the rest...great job! =) 5/5

on Jan. 31 2012 at 9:57 pm
John Frechette, Holden, Massachusetts
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i liked it, great poem. showed alot of the feelings i experience. some of the sentences are a little awkwardly longer than the last but everyone reads it in different ways so maybe im just crazy