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I Promised I'd Never Leave (Don't make a liar out of me...)

Neither of us can sleep.
You had to ask,
But you knew before I could speak.
I let you down.
As I lose to confusion and fear,
I begin to drown.

You regret your words.
You regret mine even more;
Each unspoken a silent sword.
But still you’re willing to fight.
I just don’t have it in me.
I’d rather give in to the night.

In sad quiet we sit,
For fear of decisions to be made.
I know it is up to me,
But either price is too high to be paid.
All night we will swim through our tears,
But tomorrow, we will face my biggest fear
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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I can't write about myself in third person, so let's make this an autobiography.I'm Rachel. I'm a nineteen year old college student. And, well, I'm pretty boring. I'm awkward, and I'm selfish. I'm both too serious and too whimsical. I'm hundreds of conflicts contained in a girl. I've only had one real love and I've been head over heels since I was fourteen (He's too stubborn to leave). Most things I write have a little of him between the lines. I'm trying to find my way through growing up and constantly fighting my instincts to pack up and runaway. I think too much and terrify myself. Life scares me and sometimes I forget to live. Insomnia and feeling lost led me here (it also led me to start blogging: http://growinguplostgirl.blogspot.com/)I'm here to grow so please critique anything and everything I post. The structure of my poems would probably give my old high school English teachers a heart attack. My punctuation, or lack there of, probably wouldn't make them feel any better. I get that people are very protective of their creations, but you can tear mine to shreds, as long as you respect the emotions behind them. Harsh criticism wont make me sob into a pillow, promise. more…

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