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The Tears of Dawn

September 21, 2009
By Paul_James PLATINUM, Plainsboro, New Jersey
Paul_James PLATINUM, Plainsboro, New Jersey
24 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The only true love I ever knew
Was behind those downcast eyes
The only comfort I ever felt
Was during those long hours of loneliness
When I felt for you
I do believe
Only innocence can save the world..." -Ocean Soul

Angel-born smiles slip away
To forever sleep in grace,
Leave names to love forever, but what's in a name,
When farewell is too much to say
Through the tears falling from the face
Of those who will forever cherish the days

Please sleep in peace,
As your dreambound voice will sing the melody
Unfit for tears, not for love, not for me…
Sweeter the dreams, bitter the sorrow
At the dawn when I wake up alone...

All the tears shed at the breaking of the dawn…
Each one for beauty, for the loved ones now gone.
They come to comfort me through the lonesome of the night
Until the day they bring me into the light.

Please sleep in peace,
As your dreambound voice will sing the melody
Unfit for tears, not for love, not for me…
Sweeter the dreams, bitter the sorrow
At the dawn when I wake up alone...

I feel your love o'er the distance of our hearts
Let no mountain stay us apart, let our love carry us together
Once upon a time, you were my world, my friends
Today, ever after, you’re the stars in my sky,
My everything, my angels…

The author's comments:
I wrote this in the memory of my late friends, who passed away about three weeks ago. They were the best friends I could ever hope or ask for...

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This is beautiful

on Mar. 30 2016 at 8:41 am
AlaskaSummers BRONZE, Grandville, Michigan
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Our Actions Are What Set Things In Motion, And We Have To Deal With That.

Thank you for posting this! It was beautiful!!

on Jan. 28 2016 at 2:06 pm
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Virginia SLH said...
on Feb. 5 2015 at 8:22 pm
I love this I actually started to tear up and I know where you're at my dog just died last year she was my best friend. KEEP WRITING!!!!!!!!!!

Forever SILVER said...
on Jan. 14 2015 at 11:41 am
Forever SILVER, Flint, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances."
B.F. Skinner

This is so amazing! I almost cried.. so much emotion executed flawlessly!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

NoniDoni GOLD said...
on Jan. 8 2015 at 7:47 pm
NoniDoni GOLD, Calabasas, California
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Thats beautiful! Keep writing! WOW! Check out my poem and give feedback!

on Dec. 8 2014 at 5:03 pm
KayleeMcIntosh, Du Quion, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Can you not?"

keep writing i love this so much it is such a beautiful thing!!!

on Dec. 8 2014 at 4:56 pm
KayleeMcIntosh, Du Quion, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Can you not?"


on Sep. 29 2014 at 6:47 pm
LaurelPeterson BRONZE, Snohomish, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
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-Sigmund Freud

This is an exceptionally beautiful poem. You did a really great job on it. This deffinetly deserves to be put into print.

on Sep. 27 2014 at 7:46 pm
beAWESOMEstayAWESOME BRONZE, New York City, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Work hard in silence and let your accomplishments make the noise."

keep on writing! love it!

JosiSunny GOLD said...
on Jan. 6 2014 at 1:14 pm
JosiSunny GOLD, Lehi, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it LOVE."
-Dr. Seuss

so sweet and wonderful! im so sorry for your loss

Long_Gone GOLD said...
on Oct. 25 2012 at 5:45 am
Long_Gone GOLD, Lansing, Michigan
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A truly amazing song! A lot of people can relate to it has a sweet sound but is a sad song :)

DarkSunshine said...
on Jun. 20 2012 at 12:26 pm
Hi my name is tiffany and  i would just like to say that you are very talented and gifted i hope that you use these gifts to your advantage and goo dluck with life =)

on Mar. 19 2012 at 12:11 pm
lilyloveswriting BRONZE, Morrisville, Vermont
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if some beautiful voice was sining that, i swear it'd be #1 on iTunes! :)

NikkiRuth said...
on Feb. 11 2012 at 4:37 pm
NikkiRuth, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
\"Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.\" 
Frank Outlaw

wow you are an amazing writer!! Pure God given talent! :D

on Jan. 21 2012 at 10:52 pm
AnimalLover2 BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
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Your poem is amazing.

on Nov. 17 2011 at 12:17 pm
DarkenAngel94 SILVER, Teachey, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"What?!?!Dude really??"
"Don't walk in front of me, for i may not follow,
Don't walk behind me, for i may not lead,
But walk beside me and just be my friend."
"You may not know me dont let my name come out of your month, unless your talkin to me"

i feel your pain, though my is for family members and friends but i do feel your pain and this song is a great painful song

on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:05 pm
sandiluvwriting BRONZE, Martensville, Other
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am and who I want to be."~Avril Lavigne
"You have two ears, two eyes, two hands, and two feet. But only one heart, that's because you have to find the other one."~ Unknown
"Music saves my soul"~Unknown

Beautiful song

jaybird5897 said...
on Sep. 25 2011 at 8:33 pm
jaybird5897, Stratham, New Hampshire
0 articles 0 photos 2 comments
This is so beautiful! Sorry about your friends.

on Aug. 12 2011 at 9:28 pm
emilybwrites SILVER, Villa Hills, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
last night i lay in bed, looking up at the stars and i thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

and im sorry about your friend. this is a great outlet for grief and anger! keep up the great work!