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1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

June 2, 2008
By Raven Diltz SILVER, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Raven Diltz SILVER, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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I'm done fading away
Just for today
And I'll walk a mile
Maybe you won't catch up for a while

There's something inside me that you've broken
In all of the confusion, three words unspoken

I've been dying for sixty-six days
I close my eyes and see your face- always the same way:
A mask of horror; the pain rushes in
You've successfully destroyed me, my original sin

But it seems to me I've wandered far from my original intent:
A message of flying away, my self-hatred spent
You've distracted me yet again
Your cruelty pulling words out of my pen

What I meant to write
Is that I've won the fight
My skies are finally clearing
That I could live another day without your words endearing

But I have failed
My good intentions paled
In comparison with your face
I should have known not to try to avoid my imminent disgrace

As for my dreams of soaring beyond your grasp
The air is thinner, I fall, I gasp
They're all annihilated by the way your eyes dance
I know in my heart that I never had a chance.

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Jhereg said...
on Aug. 5 2008 at 4:20 pm
This is a favorite of mine. I hope it's published someday!