|Teen Poetry #2
since 1999-11-09Posts 378
California! Yeah! Okay, I'm done now
Awakened from a tenderness lost with a flame
I open my eyes
holding a forever breath
and begin to cry
You can lose so much with just a kiss
You can remember so little with a life
Yet you never feel the loss
until you awaken
O whisper of the dream again
When I had fought so hard until now
Only to find that what I had wanted
Was everything I had
Before I awakened
If you seal yourself away from the nightmares
all you can ever feel is sorrow
For you know you've been locked away forever
forever, sealed by a lonely dream
It seems all dreary in a cage
not of your own making
yet built from your own hands
It seems all is lost
when you hear all the answers
and never the question
All you want to do is to get out
To be free!
To live again!
To escape this menace that we so fondly call
Awakened yet again to another day
O all the regret you feel now!
When you remember what you could have had
Inside that lonely place
Broken, lost more than ever before,
you can remember all the wandering done there
you can recall every plague of thought that pained
you can miss what you had acutely
What good is it to awaken?
To a world such as now?
What meaning would anyone take?
For someone to be set free?
All you want is to get out
what would happen
if you did
What good is it to dream anymore?
I wonder all the time
What happens if you wake or sleep?
And I go neither way
Once before I had been in such a place
A place where there was no you
A place where there was only wandering
A place called a dream
Do you know where your going?
When you say your dream is to live?
Many people wander aimlessly
I wonder now, and I wished I did then
What made me want to escape so?
I wasn't anyone there
I was just another us
But I was always running away
To fine myself
So we search for the one that we want
some of you
some of me
and knows who you are inside
We search for the escape we think we want
And later to find dismay
that what you had always lived for
what you really wanted
was still locked away
And never wanted to be
"Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."
"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."
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since 2000-01-25Posts 2556
Floating gently on a cloud....
This is such a beautiful poem! It is so...poignant.I enjoyed it so much. But it's so sad.
It is one of those that if you are in a good mood it makes you feel lucky that life is so good but if you are depressed it'll make you cry.
Keep writing, I'll be looking out for your next poem.
since 1999-12-04Posts 549
astraea: enchanting i love the form of the poem and the words flow smoothly despite the varied verse length... very good poem... i'll keep an eye out for more of yours in the future...
jerome the boy that wants more kool-aid
A savage place! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover!
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