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Black streaks stain white cheeks
Holding tightly to a pillow, she longs for what she seeks
People look into her eyes and do not see
All of the painful beauty there seems to be

What she seeks, she does not know, but only that it’s there
A longing hole of emptiness deep inside of her
A knowing that there is more, if only just beyond the next door
A knowing that out there, somewhere…is more

More tight hugs and more undying love, more cheer
More salty tears and more beautiful pain, more breathless fear
Way beyond, beyond the stars and the moon
There is wild romance, endless passion, and weddings in June

Now she cries black tears with the pain of knowing but not having
She looks at herself and trembles at what she sees…the longing
She feels the space beside her, knowing that there should be something
Knowing that forever is a long time coming

Forever to wait, and to wonder about tomorrow
Forever to find out who will end her sorrow
Forever to love and to cherish in sickness and in health
Forever to know that there will never be anyone else

But alas, for now, she has just herself and her dreams of greatness
She has only the boys (she does not see) to notice her loveliness
She has her friends, who love her regardless
And she has her dreams…dreams that keep her from becoming lifeless

Her longing leaves a black stain on a lonely soul
Knowing herself completely…and knowing she’s not whole
She waits in the darkness of the light
For the return of her dreams, which have already taken flight

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind

(William Wordsworth)

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The following comments are for "a Black stain on a Lonely soul"
by seriousinsanity

I tried to get back to you last night after the news of my friend shotting herself, this "smart
box" ate my comment. Anyway, how does such a young woman have such insight? You nail it on the
head, so well. I read your Bio, you can do all those things, (I did). Go for it and be protected
from "forked tongues", Megan, God Bless You,
with your strenght of youth and knowledge,you
could help alot of souls. This is great write
but, I've been there. Robinbird

( Posted by: Robinbird [Member] On: January 9, 2005 )

You have talent
Keep it real and keep it flowing just as you did in this poem and you will go far.


( Posted by: feliciastone [Member] On: January 9, 2005 )

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