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Left Behind

July 14, 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

You have everything before you, traveling adventure
I have nothing left behind.
You have family and friends, photographs and stories
I have ghosts of you to find.

Just a lonely car ride home, empty silent rooms
Wishing you were here.
I am sitting where you sat, seeing what you saw
In my heart you’re near.

Doesn’t seem like yesterday, you were standing by my side
I was hugging you goodbye.
Seems like miles and years ago, I was giving you a smile
We were trying not to cry.

We both promised to come back, to see each other soon
But ‘soon’ can take so long.
Just know across the months, across each dragging day
I am sending you a song.

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on Aug. 5 2011 at 11:32 pm
musicispassion PLATINUM, Perris, California
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Favorite Quote:
" Life is never easy for those who dream."
There are so many other quotes i need pages to write them

i liked the last line good job

on Aug. 4 2011 at 11:44 am
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
0 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Nice job. It wasn't to rhymey or flowy , but it was deep and nostalgic.

on Jul. 22 2011 at 10:47 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."

I like the second to last stanza. That made my heart sad , but i love your poetic ability.

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 12:18 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 339 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

I always admire people who can make rhyming work, and you happen to be one of those people. =) Great job!