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May 17, 2011
By Tatiel PLATINUM, Washington, Vermont
Tatiel PLATINUM, Washington, Vermont
23 articles 21 photos 57 comments

Favorite Quote:
Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
~Mark Twain

Collapse against the wall
Just to know that there is something solid
Catch you if you fall
‘Cause the arms that used to save have fallen

Turn your back and run
Haunted by the path that you have chosen
Bullet from a gun
Must outrun the fate that has you frozen

Take the stress in hand
Hold it down inside so no one sees it
Nothing’s as you planned
Cannot make your life the way you need it

Never wondered, never asked
Questioned why it had to be
Forever longing for the past
Never wanting to be free

Shiver in the night
You just want to fall asleep forever
Hiding from the light
Given by the glaring pain of failure

Never good enough
Always standing in another’s shadow
Trying to be tough
Want to lead but always have to follow

Steel your mind and heart
Pull yourself from depths to which you sink
Try to make a start
Keep on breathing, living on the brink

Never thought you’d come so far
Living in your cage of glass
Never knew it’d be so hard
Never dreamed how long it’d last

Wipe your tears away
Stand up from the floor where you have fallen
See another day
Face the fears alone, the bitter calling

The author's comments:
I feel like this poem does not flow well at seems choppy to me. Any suggestions? Thanks! =)

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on Aug. 5 2011 at 11:37 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
35 articles 0 photos 733 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

a poem doesn't have to flow to be a poem if u like it that's what matters ani think anybody who posts their poetry and works is brave and can stomache the worst of the feedback great poem

on Jul. 22 2011 at 10:48 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
1 article 1 photo 250 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

" Turn your back and run

Haunted by the path you have chosen.

Bullet from a gun

must outrun the fate that has you froze."

GENUIS! My favorite poem of yours.