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sparkle_or_fade
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since 09-04-99
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Bundaberg, QLD, Australia


0 posted 09-04-99 02:21 AM       View Profile for sparkle_or_fade   Email sparkle_or_fade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sparkle_or_fade

I am pretty new to posting my poems as they are a cross between poems and songs. A friend of mine sometimes uses them as song lyrics for her band. Anyway email and tell me what you think okay.

I wrote this orginally as a poem but it is more in a song format now, I wrote it when my grandfather died, as I was extremely close to him.

Thankyou For Being There
By Kerryn Hall

The flowers arrived
The bluebirds left
Nothings the same or ever will be
You touched my life
With heartfelt compassion
The love you shared
With me in those days
Never forgotten
You were always there
Even for the littlest thing

And I say
Thankyou for being there
Its nice to know you can rely on someone
Even if its just for a while
When you left
The world stood still
Out of respect for you
Now that you're gone
You will always live on
In my heart
Thankyou for being there

The day dawned gloomy
A sign of things to come
You looked at me
One last time
With a smile on your lips as the light left your eyes
The room spun around
And I was a mess
You had been called to meet your maker
You had been living on borrowed time

The polished wood
The white roses
And a big deep hole
Where was the reality
The tears overflowing
Tracks down my cheeks
Nothing seemed the same
That was then and this is now
How will I ever cope

A part of me has been lost
Lost in deep despair
I reach for our helping hand
Only to remember its not there anymore
And I have to learn to live without you
But its easier said than done.


Thats basically it, we changed it into this format to sing at the funeral, and it really touched everyone. The words might be simple but the meaning behind them is more complex. This next poem was also turned into a song which explains the way it flows, it was written when I was in Yr 9 about a secret crush I had, and how he never even noticed, like many unrequited crushes.

High Hopes
by Kerryn Hall

Today is just like any other day
High hopes dashed once more
When will you free me of my shackles
And give me the chance I deserve
I feel like I've been waiting all my life for you
And you alone

I feel that you're my ray of light
I yearn for you, the mysterious person who invades my dreams
You would be my everything and more
If you just took a chance
But you'll never know if you don't

Why do you judge me on the outside
Can't you see past the exterior to see me for who I really am
If you just talked to me
Maybe you'd see what you were missing
What did I do to create this illusion

Trying to reach you never works
I could be invisible as far as you're concerned
Even presenting you with many opportunities
You can't even seem to grasp
Emerging from my dreamworld
I'm confronted by reality
With the truth as my enemy


Thats it I guess, I love the last three lines the best, they mean a lot to me, like coming out of your dreams is hard, but when something happens and you have to give them up and face the reality that he is never going to go out with you is pretty hard. So thats why the truth was my enemy, I didnt want to know that he was going out with someone else, in my dreams, he was mine and mine alone.

This next poem/song I wrote when I split up with a boyfriend with whom I was very close to, despite the distance apart. It was a painful experience, but love is about both happiness and sadness and growing because of it.

How can I live without you
by Kerryn Hall

My letters return one by one
My hear slowly breaking
As I sit by a phone that never rings
Tears are blurring my vision
Because once again I am nothing
The person you knew is no more
And all of this over you

Everything has come to a standstill
The conversation no longer flows
Where did I go wrong by you
What did I do to hurt you
To make you no longer love me
Cause I still love you
And I feel you do too
Deep down inside somewhere

You're so far away
It doesn't seem to matter
That I'm here without you
You don't even seem to care
Life seems empty now
I know I should move on
But I'm still clinging by a thread

The words won't form anymore
How easily they used to slip off my tongue
In time my pain will fade
And I'm waiting for that day to come
When you no longer control my dreams
And possess my thoughts.

Its sorta weird to explain, but at the time I was very confused, split between wanting him back and never wanting to see him again. But its similar to how a lot of people feel when they break up, according to some of my close friends, both irl and on the net.

Well thats it for today, email me I guess and tell me your thoughts. Thanks if you took the time to read this.

Kerryn
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hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


1 posted 09-04-99 08:37 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I liked them all, but especially the one written for your grandfather...what a moving tribute. Because these were written as songs, they do not flow quite as smoothly as typical poems usually do and it makes them a bit harder to read...but I felt they were all well written.
welcome to the page!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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