Do you know what I'm thinking? I don't think you do
I give up everything starting with you.
I'm drying my face, letting my emotions erase, getting you out of my head
I'm forgetting all the words, all the lies you said.
I'm forgetting your smile and the way you say my name
Because there's really no point in having these thoughts, when you chose another guy, I lost your love a long time
ago, when it was?
I'm not sure, I don't know
But now I know that it's over, it's done
A relationship of two there was only one.
I can't believe I thought you cared
It hurt looking at pictures from the past
It's time to put my love for you in the trash.
I want you to grow up and follow your dreams.
You want to be a fairy and a princess I won't be the one to bring you to reality.
I want you to stay innocent for as long as you can.
I am afraid of what life will make of you.
I don't want to see you become like those girls I see.
Be yourself if you want to be a fairy and a princess believe.
Whatever keeps you safe
Remember I love you and I will always be here.
How does one touch of your hand on my face
Bring back all the memories I've erased.
Make me want to change back to the person I was.
Make me want to hold you and bring back our love.
Listen to my heartbeat, what do you hear?
Is it happiness, hope, or perhaps fear?
No, the sound you hear in my heart isn't something new
It's the familiar sound of my heart longing for you.
Dedicated to Mrs. Massari
Finding guidance in an empty room is nearly impossible to do
You would just end up lost and confused with no idea how to get through.
The feeling of being lost wouldn't be easy to shake
The feeling of being lost would just drive you crazy to the point you just need a break.
You need someone to be with you and teach you what they've learned
You need a person to release the creative fire inside of you and let it burn.
You need someone to show you what life presents.
You need a role model that can make a difference.
Teen author Damon Lomax recited selections from his recent book, "When My Eyes Were Closed," for members of Delsea High School's English Club on Dec. 11. Lomax's poems enter the world of a teenager trying to make sense of life. They explore themes of love, death, heartbreak and inspiration. Lomax has been a frequent contributor to The Inquirer's Being YOUng page.