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Real Love

I'm picturing a perfect love between you and I,
I'll fall in love with hopes to high.
Every night when I go to sleep,
I feel a pain that makes me cry and weep.
I know your leaving,
And my heart is left winding and weaving.
Your about to walk out of our door,
And with the slam of it closing I fall to the floor.
An anniversary of a pain I felt so long ago,
I remember the tears, so unstoppable at a rapid flow.
I remember the pain they saw in my eyes,
And I know how long it took for my happiness to rise.
So I built this solid wall,
To keep the ones I loved away, I wouldn't let it fall.
This love of ours had my mind tangled and tied,
After this is over A piece of me will have died.
So as I close my eyes to breathe, to think,
The chain of my life seems to be missing a link.
It's as if I can see,
What's coming in the future for me?
I know that I want to see your face there,
We'll enjoy our lives and fly high without a care.
But I know that I'm on my way,
To find happiness that is in my life to stay.
So into the future I try to stare,
I realize a love like ours will not be there.
I have to let you go,
It's over and we both know.
I'll be left in tears,
Left alone to face my inner fears.
This was a real love between you and I.
So now it's time to set it free to fly...
"Real love does esxit, you just have to be open to finding it"
Ashlie Rae Dawn Barstad
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Hi, my name is Ashlie Rae Dawn Barstad. I have been writing poetry since I was 10 years old. When I lost my grandfather to cancer, I wrote my first poem to help me through morning his passing. I learnt very easily how to use my natural talent to express myself as a child through poetry. I was able to use my writing to help me over come many of the horrifying life events that were often beyond my control. Some experiences were much worse then others, and some of my experiences were great and lead to some of most inspiring work. The best triumphs and happy moments of my life as well, allowed me to create a positive piece of literature that maybe one day, could save someone's life.I am an outgoing going person with dreams that have no limits, no boundaries. I graduated high school with perfect marks in English lit and creative art classes. I am a soulful young woman who loves to write every day, sometimes 4 or 5 times a day. I write mostly poetry, but I also have been a song writer since I was 14 as well.I also write detail pieces, magazine articles, thesis's, opinionated pieces, short stories, bio's, artist spotlights, research papers, and I intend to revisit an idea for a novel sometime this year. Along with being an extremely active writer-I am extremely adventurous, patient, spiritual, and creative in every possible way. more…

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