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David

David, you mean the very world to me and more
Can you forgive me?
You brighten my days when I am low and dead
And you listen—you always are there to listen
Bearing all things, you let me cry on your shoulder
You comforted me when I was scared to death
Of the demons…always watching…you were there
Watching over me, scaring them away from me
You save me by being alive and who you are, David
Without you, I would fall apart and shrivel into shame
Because there are few that listen—few that listen
You draw the poisons of my pain clear out
And you let them sink into your own skin
You swallowed my poison instead of spitting it out
I let you drown, David—forgive me…I let you drown
I’m selfish and rude, and I always ignore you
And for ever doing that, I hate myself
Seeing you in your last moments…woke me up
I’ve been a selfish bastard and I hate me
For never giving you enough love

David you are everything to us all and more
Do you hear me?
You are so uplifting to all of those around you 
You are selfless—so incredibly selfless
And in the silence you lifted me high with praise
Because I knew you would always be the one to give it
Never was there a day that you didn’t believe in me
Even when in darkness have I buried you in all matters of sin
Your light blinds the demonic rust...your light always shining
Never leaving me in the dust but never expecting the same back
And I never saved you! From all the loneliness
I never thought of you! I was so selfish
I will never let you go again—I will fight for your glory
You are amazing in every way
Far braver and brighter than I have ever dreamed to be
I let you down this time, David…I cried for your life
But now I ask for your forgiveness
Seeing you being taken away…crushed me to the marrow
I’ve never hated myself more than tonight
But I will never, ever say goodbye

*for my little brother, David William Breidenthal - I would love for you guys to read some of his poetry. He is a brilliant kid. And he’s been having some tough times. Thanks. *

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  1. Date: 2/8/2013 6:39:00 PM

    I will...

  1. Date: 11/5/2012 12:12:00 PM

    I SEE A LOT OF LOVE HERE VERY POWERFUL AND TOUCHING WRITE THANKS FOR COMMENT ON MINE AND WHO AM I POEM HAPPENED TO BE MY BIRTHDAY COOL XX DAVIDSCOTT

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 9:16:00 AM

    Powerful--powerful and honest write--and I would bet all will be ok, because love is all powerful.

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 3:14:00 AM

    So sad...sad...sad...Laura - well written. - oxox // Anne-Lise :(

  1. Date: 11/4/2012 1:53:00 AM

    :( i'm sorry for all this.... *hugs* Love you. It'll be better. He loves you...you're best friend to him. Love you Becca