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When

When the whole of people talk to me, 
I drown them out with my thoughts.

When everyone asks me questions,
I turn my back to listen to my mind.

When the world swallows my peace,
I go to the corner and listen to the echoes of space.

When the jealousy and anger nip at my heels,
I stop running and start digging.

When your eyes penetrate the barrier, 
I cover my guilt with tears.

But when you smile, 
So do I.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Hi Caroline, I loved this. The last two lines speak volumes. Beautiful writing! :) Love, Amy

  1. Date: 1/25/2009 1:47:00 PM
    beautiful poetry to take in slowly and naturally. Enjoyed reading this and the wonderful message. have a blessed day.