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Reckoning

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Christina Myers
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0 posted 07-18-99 01:38 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

How bright that light is,
when you realize you don't matter to someone
how it torments the eyes and blinds-
nothing
is
felt
except the dumb feeling of pain
what does it mean to be friends?
what does it mean to care-
but not care enough
and to give your heart away,
a sliver at a time?

I only ask the questions
to the things I've never felt:
always falling feet first and sense later
I've never learned the patience of waiting,
never learned the wisdom of hanging around in the past,
when the future could be so much better...

So that makes me a fool
and a breakable heart
easy to crumble
and
simple to digest-
that
under your gaze
everything falls apart
and I am the one left with the abscence of feeling-

I am the one
left
more like you
with every glare of light.

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"you spend all your time waiting
for that second chance-
for a break that will make it okay...
there's always some reason to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day...I need some distraction, beautiful release-
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty."
S.M.

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1 posted 07-18-99 01:43 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Sounds like your going through a tough time, I hope things get easier for you soon.
Christina Myers
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2 posted 07-18-99 03:39 PM       View Profile for Christina Myers   Email Christina Myers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Christina Myers's Home Page   View IP for Christina Myers

this is actually an older poem, but thank you

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And I thought: this is how poetry is born. It comes from invisible heights, it is secret and dark in its origins, solitary and fragrant, and like the river it will assimilate whatever falls in its current; it will seek a route between the mountains, and its crystalline song will ripple through the meadows."- Pablo Neruda
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3 posted 07-18-99 08:05 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

I love how this poem flows! It was very easy reading, and easy to relate to. Than kyou for sharing it.

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"Glory remains unaware of my neglected dwelling where alone
I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot
 
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