There's A Life

A Poem By Hannah W. // 5/20/2009

What is this place?
Should we give up the fight?
How long will it take
to fully put out the light?
'Cause sometimes it's like I'm drowning,
while I'm lying here in bed,
and I wonder if you wake up
from dreams of those already dead,
and I wonder if you feel so sharply
each beat of your own heart
If you had to use your own hands,
soft and smooth as they are,
I don't think this would be happening,
but we hide inside the dark
The shadows are so comfortable,
even though there is no comfort anymore
But as long as we play along,
pretend that it's alright
maybe we can fool ourselves
into thinking that we're fine.
But at night we try not to remember
that somewhere, there's a life.

What is this place?
We know this isn't right,
but still we'll lose the battle,
and later, wonder why
Maybe soon the sky will fall and we'll all be swept away
or maybe it's our own fault that we live another day

What is this place?
and why are we so afraid to have people see our face?
What about the warriors,
the great holy saints of old?
If we're not thrown in the fire then we'll never know the gold
I wonder if we'd rather stay here and pretend
becuase we know a bumper sticker will not really defend
How long will it be before we let the light die?
And then we'll lie here and try to forget
that somewhere, there's a life
Sometimes we have to be the answer
to our very own prayer
and I think that there's still hope to grasp at,
that is, if we dare
So do you dare to chase it,
do you dare to fight,
do you dare to let them see you,
do you dare to remember that somewhere,
there's a life?

Comments

Great poem, as usual. I

Great poem, as usual. I really liked this :)

~Erin~

"Okay, so I'm like the Jonas Brothers' older, evil stepbrother..." -Adam Lambert on Joe Jonas comment

"Perhaps he's that Neevil! Tally-ho! Tantivy! Cut him off! Round him up! Keep it up! Hurrah!" Talking Animals in Magician's Nephew

Erin | Wed, 05/20/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Hmmm...

Hmmm...sounds like a song I could play on my guitar.

We are waiting for the long-promised invasion.
So are the fishes. ~ Winston Churchill

Nathanael | Wed, 05/20/2009

We are waiting for the long-promised invasion.
So are the fishes. ~ Winston Churchill

Nice!

This is sooo true! Good job, Hannah!

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'As for myself,' said Eomer, 'I have little knowledge of these deep matters; but I need it not. This I know, and it is enough, that as my friend Aragorn succoured me and my people, so I will aid him when he calls, I will go.'

~The Return of the King
The Last Debate

Elizabeth | Wed, 05/20/2009

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The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

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Hannah, this was really good, and so true at this time. :/ It's funny...I was thinking of posting something very similar. Anyway good job.

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"When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better and more amazing."

Mairead | Wed, 05/20/2009

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis

beautiful......

beautiful, and moving. it almost reminds me of the song 'Dare You To Move',
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"...a, you're wearing a bucket on your head?" Pierre,

Bernadette | Wed, 05/20/2009

Beautiful

Beautiful truths, Hannah!
I especially like the ending and this part:
"The shadows are so comfortable,
even though there is no comfort anymore."

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“The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals.”
- Samuel Davies

Kyleigh | Wed, 05/20/2009

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Ditto to everyone.
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If I disappear, and you cannot find me, please don't worry.
Just be sure to check all the wardrobes.

Clare Marie | Wed, 05/20/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Thanks

Thank you all.
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"Haven't you ever heard the term,'quiet as mice'?"
--Lemon (or was it Lime?)

Hannah W. | Thu, 05/21/2009

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