Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Only One

So, you know in high school, in English class everyone's least favorite unit (other than grammar) was poetry? Well, that was actually my favorite. I love poetry (see the parallel between music and songs/lyrics). Words are so fascinating and it's great when you can find the words to describe what you are feeling...quite frustrating however, when you can't find the words for what you are feeling. One of my favorite poems since 9th grade is one by Judy Burnette:

QUIET EMOTIONS: Judy Burnette
I always wanted more from you
than you were willing to give;
So now we've gone our separate ways
each with different lives to live.

The bond will always be there
the friendship always intact;
But the time for us has come and gone
and the pages of time, you can't turn back.

I will always be a friend to you
and wonder how you are;
The smiles and laughter I will remember
and our fights have become painless scars.

Sometimes on those busy days
when you've a thousand things to do;
Please let me glide slowly through your mind
and spend some time with you.

In that quiet moment
when you're surprised to find me there;
Just remember even with the distance between us
I am still someone who cares.
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ONLY ONE
I know I'm not the only one
Who wonders what it's all for.
I know I'm not the only one
Who has been let down before.

I know I'm not the only one
Who doesn't understand.
And I know I'm not the only one
Who wants to know the plan.

I know I'm not the only one
Who doesn't know why.
I know I'm not the only one
At night who cries.

I know I'm not the only one
Who begs for peace.
And I know I'm not the only one
Who feels like it's out of reach.

I know I'm not the only one
Lying awake at night.
I know I'm not the only one
With their own battles to fight.

I know I'm not the only one
Searching for who they are.
And I know I'm not the only one
Who thinks they've gone to far.

And I know I'm not the only one,
Who feels like they're the only one.

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