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I know I’m young, but I’ve felt the pain of loss and guilt more then you’ll ever know. One night I was going through an old picture book and I just sat on my bed and cried myself to sleep . . . and I realized that sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words . . .

This Old Picture Book

I look at all these memories, and I start to cry.
I see things, I see people, I can’t ever see again.
I see people who I have mistreated, and can’t make up for doing.
I feel these memories are killing me.
I see so much I took for granted, and I cry.

I could never feel those feelings again,
I could never be there again.
I see things that hurt me, because I can’t remember them.
I see myself as I was: cruel, stone cold.
I never told anyone how I felt.
I regret that now.

I see how brave I was at times, and how I backed down.
I see how care-free I was.
I see now what has consumed my life. . .greed.
So, now I look at all these memories and I start to cry.
These memories are killing me,
So now old picture book, good bye.
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11 Visitor Comments

ella
i think the poems was all geart
Krysina
I can relate to this poem. life is a gift and we should apprecite it.
ashleigh
that was lovelly it reminded how my grandad died so thank you best wishies xxxxxxxxx
KENDRA
I AM GLAD YOU SHARED THIS POEM WITH THE WORLD, YOU PROBRABLY HAVE ALOT OF AMAZING MEMORIES THAT MAKE UP THE BEAUTY YOU HOLD INSIDE OF YOU TO WRITE YOUR AMAZING WORDS OF COMFORT AND PAIN. GOOD JOB!
Nicole
GREAT POEM! This is so true for my life. I wish i had it to go back and say goodbye! Thank you and keep up the good work
Lacey
i really like this poem. it's cool
Kristy
thank u i have a memory box and need a poem to explain the way i felt and u just did thank u
kris
this poem is the best iv read in ages! it really touched my heart and i had tears in my eyes. i love your work keep it up!
X-Chico
Great Poem you got there.I relate with it well. Life would be good if we could have second chances but unfortunately there isnt any. I know if i had I would have done things right. Well anyways All we can do is let fate lead our lives. It may be good, it may be bad.
ender
sadly, people are never too young to feel pain. i like the poem alot, i look forward to more from you in the future
JB
This really goes with what i am feeling. Like with people that i now wish could still be with me.

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