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Just This Once For You

Just This Once For You

A Poem by RachelReaper
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yeah, something that I wrote

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Just This Once For You

I swore I'd never cry

But just this once for you...

Since you can't look into my eyes

I'll cry

I'll cry for our lost childhood

I'll cry more for yours than mine

I'll cry

I'll cry because all that's left behind

Is a stone etched with letters in the ground

And red petals scattered all around

And a mournful trumpet sound

Oh, God, I swore I'd never cry

What's the point when a waterfall streaming down my face can't bring you back

No matter how hard I've tried

But now you deserve a couple tears from me, too

So I swear to you that just this once I'll cry

I'll cry

I'll cry because that shouldn't have been our lives

I'll cry because you shouldn't have been the one to die

Shouldn't have been the sacrifice

Shouldn't have met an early demise

Should've been able to live out your whole life

And though there's nothing left for you I can do

I must say good bye, my friend

One day we'll cross the same bridge again

But in the meantime and just this once for you

I will cry

© 2012 RachelReaper


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Tex
Wow a powerful piece. I love the structure, the meter, the message. Very heartfelt, the emotion rings so true it makes me think this is based a real life experience. If it is, thank you for sharing this. If not, then you are very good at imagining how you might feel in these circumstances. Either way it is a magnificent write.

You might enjoy a poem I wrote "Don't Leave" it touches on a similar theme.

Great write, I loved it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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such deep thoughts at this young age! thank you for sharing this piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I don't attend funerals any longer. Better, I think, to console the living. Way to many of my friends are dead. I cried for every one of them. I decided that I would try and be a better friend before they moved on. hope that I have.......great poem....thanks for sharing

Posted 6 Years Ago


RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

thank you
Oh wow. I wish I could think of something more to say than wow, but this poem is just beautiful. I love it's timing and the way it's set up. This may just be the Les Miserables feels talking, but I feel like this has a very Empty Chairs at Empty Tables feeling about it, but a with a little less survivor's guilt. Somehow this sparked very detailed images and nowadays nothing I've been able to find has sparked that. Thank you for writing this. It's... breathtaking.

Posted 6 Years Ago


RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

wow, thank you so much for saying that!
"I swore I'd never cry"
Moral of this: it's hard to be strong.

Posted 6 Years Ago


RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

exactly, but sometimes you have to if everyone you care about is falling apart. sometimes you have t.. read more
It's so sad, but so beautiful word for word. This was very good.

Posted 6 Years Ago


RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

thank you:) also, your profile pic made me LOL
A beautiful write.

Posted 6 Years Ago


RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

thank you so much
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Tex
Wow a powerful piece. I love the structure, the meter, the message. Very heartfelt, the emotion rings so true it makes me think this is based a real life experience. If it is, thank you for sharing this. If not, then you are very good at imagining how you might feel in these circumstances. Either way it is a magnificent write.

You might enjoy a poem I wrote "Don't Leave" it touches on a similar theme.

Great write, I loved it.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well done!! I don't know your work, but I enjoyed this a bunch!

Posted 6 Years Ago


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RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

thanks :)
It's a beautiful poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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A well structured, meaningful work, Rachel, that I truly appreciated reading. Thank you for creating it for us.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

RachelReaper

6 Years Ago

anytime :) thank you

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Hey!!!!! My name is Rachel, and my unofficial last name is Reaper. I am 14 years old. Blood and kisses to all who review my work, I appreciate it so much and couldn't express to you how much it means .. more..

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