Poem -

Giving Up

Giving Up

A coin in the fountainย 
A wish on a starย 
A million bright sunsetsย 
This cold, lonely barย 

Hearts full of loveย 
Heads full of dreamsย 
Cold, broken bodiesย 
Floating in streamsย 

Visions of God's graceย 
Memories of youย 
Metal cuts deeplyย 
Through fibrous tissueย 

Lonely, sad facesย 
Barren, burnt landย 
Thoughts of You gentlyย 
Releasing my hand.ย 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Matthew.ย  I sometimes feel I am losing faith in this world...and then I hold onto the signs that there is still love and compassion when we look for it....It is easy to feel like giving up when we see the heartache in this world.ย  There is a mix of miracles and curses to this life...ย  But you beautifully and humbly write of that loneliness that eats away through one's memories, and yet there is hope by one who knows just how to reach his heart amidst the pain...I love the last verses,

"Lonely, sad facesย 
Barren, burnt landย 
Thoughts of You gentlyย 
Releasing my hand."ย 

Thank you for sharing your gift.ย  Love n Hugs xo ;)ย  Cheerie

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, you ever-sweet, kind person.ย 
That was the quickest poem I've ever written. I was feeling a little down, and just wrote it on here, in a minute, and you always see things so clearly, and have soothing words, so thank you.ย 
I think you're right though. Sometimes I feel as though God has completely let go of my hand, but if He has, it's probably for a reason, and will be there to catch it as it falls. After all, I met one of his angels! Yay.ย 
Thanks Cheerie, for always understanding.ย 

XOXOXO,ย 

Matthew.ย 

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you Red!ย 
Listen, you karate chop me one more time, and there will be some type of Karate Kid crane kick emanating toward someone standing in as you(because I could never strike a woman), but after I strike him, he is going to explain the hurt in such detail that you will believe I hit you, and you will regret ever karate chopping me up in the first place. LOL(Lumps Of Legs).ย 

Matthew.ย 

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A Lonely Journey

Thanks Poetess,ย 
I know you do, and I really appreciate it. You're really a sweet girl.ย 

Thank you!!ย 

Matthew.ย 

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Andrea Yang

Hi, saw your comment the other day...thanks again.

I love this poem.

I don't know why...I just...love it.

Your talents will not go unnoticed.

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