Keeping Up

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    Darcy

    Darcy LPA Super Member LPA Super Member

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    This, for some reason, is my favorite out of everything I've written. Ohh I can hear the folk guitar in the background.

    Keeping Up

    You said you know things get cold
    I said "No, it's just the weather
    When this all blows by it'll be just fine"
    You said you're out of time
    And you can feel it in your spine
    On these stark New England nights
    Well fuck if I had any right I'd say
    You're falling out of line

    But I know where we stand
    How we got there, why we froze
    Sharing smoke like it's the last harsh breath
    We'll take before we choke
    And I know how the cards are drawn
    Standing outside in the parking lot
    Chasing dawn and going on
    For the desperate speech of vagabonds

    But you, you're not the first
    To be hated for your words
    In this game we play to share the truth
    You tell me what it's worth to you
    But you're counting all your pennies
    And so would I if I had any
    Empty pockets, empty blocks ahead
    Wasted hours with no intent

    You said, "Look we stand alone out here
    In the shadow of our wayward prayers
    Only desolation angels turn
    To face all we have done"
    I looked at you, you looked at me
    We looked across the whole city
    I guess that's just where it hit us
    Beat, we both turned in our guns

    Pages will be torn out of every sacred script
    Bruises will be left on every soul that's ever lived
    But silence is a curse for those so privileged to be heard
    Sing the gospel true and hostile for a riot once ignored
     
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    Will

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    Awh. I like that a lot. Well done, m'dear!
     
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    Linja

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    This induced swoonage. <3.
     
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    Arhaz

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    it's great. urban strength written and posted for me to read. i've always wanted to read a piece like this but a strong poet still never takes the risk to write these things anymore. you did, and that's brave. it's melodious. and the choice of words are brilliant. a very very unique piece i don't expect to find very often. great great job.
    i wanted to quote a few fav lines, but i loved the poem so much... most of the lines are my favourites. great job!
     
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    Darcy

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    Thank you very much! I edited it slightly. Enjoy!
     

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