By The Time

By The Time

A Poem by SeemsPoetic
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By the time that you read this

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By The Time

By: SeemsPoetic



By the time you read this...

I will have faded and frayed

Gone and decayed

Like pencil on paper

I've been erased


By the time that you read this

You may be afraid

Of what they may say

But don't be ashamed

By the time that you read this

I know you'll be grown

I know you'll be changed

Yet...

Deep down

I know you're the same


By the time that you read this

I'll have hoped and have prayed...

That you became your own person

Not just a slave


By the time that you read this

I hope you'll be proud...

Of the life that you’ve made


Now that you're reading this

I'd just like to help you remember

I'd just like to help us and convey

We had a dream once

The world was something we'd change

But now it's just you

I've been away

Now...

It's just you


By the time that you read this...

Ten years have gone by

Since I promised I'd stay

© 2017 SeemsPoetic



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This is beautifully written I enjoyed the read very much thanks for entering my letter to younger self comp

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A poem of missing and yearning. I liked the repetition. Made the poem have strength and purpose. I liked the reason for the poem. A reminder. I liked the honest ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful indeed. The flow was perfect and I stayed hooked to the very last line.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the way each stanza spiraled into something new..a new sentiment or emotion.. Well done..xo

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love it. Amazing line-upon-line growth

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very impactful...and I love the erased pencil metaphor. I like how you wrote this poem like as a letter to someone too, makes is more personal and seem more heartfelt.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love it it's deep and meaningful. The only thing I would change is relay into convay

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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SeemsPoetic
SeemsPoetic

Green Bay, WI



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Self taught artist. I write free verse and spoken word poetry. 19 years old. more..

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