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Into the light

For a long time you have been gone;
And, all alone, I've had to carry on.
Through it all, the sadness and the pain.
Until your back, until you find yourself again.

It is regardless to me, how long it will take.
Because in reality, it's your life, not only here on earth that’s at stake.
Turn your back on me, never living up to what you should.
I'll take God's warm hand, when yours is cold.
Guiding me through, from the knife that pierces me.
Waiting for that glorious day when you again will finally see.
You once were so beautiful, shining with brilliance;
But you now you have become ugly, reeking of ignorance.
Turning your back on all that you love,
From me, your family, and your heavenly father above.
The truth is too hard for you to bear,
Although it is my eyes that ever shed a tear.

I don't know what you will think will happen,
Your life, I am waiting for it to begin shaping.
What will change, that makes you come back?
At what point will you have to be at?

It not enough to see me cry,
You have to make me feel like I will die.
You just have to go ahead and tear me down;
As if it isn't evidence enough that I wear this frown.

Patiently, calmly, but painfully slow, 
All describe the feelings I choose not to show.
Waiting here for you to come back to the light,
When again you will grant yourself the gift of sight.

You will one day let God’s love in,
You will change your ways, and repent of your sin.
Turning your face back into the light, 
Stopping these thoughtless, and this senseless plight.

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  1. Date: 12/10/2008 10:24:00 AM
    I like it. You were very expressive, but the flow seemed a little choppy. You used 3 of the five senses and did very well at that. You used two that are important touch and vision, and threw in a little smell too. You did great with the touch.