Poetry Blog by Amanda Daughtry

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Rest in peace

The human race cannot find peace
Not even in death are we allowed to rest
We must 'look down on others and send signs'

But think of a place where there is no time
A state in between death and resurrection 
Where you have no thoughts
No worries, stress or crime

It'll only last a second
A blink of an eye 
But you won't regret it
To rest in peace, not in the sky

To lie in a state of ...

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Fighting the demons

There you go again

Fighting a battle hard to win

Facing every demon 

That is stuck inside your head 


All the secrets that are kept within

Every weakness and sin

They are ever screaming

Ripping your soul to shreds


Do not listen, my friend

Find a way to wear thin

The voices forever misleading 

That you cannot move ahead


Never let them win

You can...

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I hate this world

Without you it has one less beautiful soul

I sit here seething 

Thinking of how good people die while others keep breathing

How can I make the world a better place

All the while trying to hide the tears on my face

I want to be part of a standing ovation

But how can I do that with no motivation

To change the world one child at a time

To give all I have, ...

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Missing you

The world is dull without your sparkle,

No noise as sweet as your laughter.

Your loss has left me with no understanding, 

An emptiness I can not fill.

As I trudge through the mundane,

I impatiently wait to join you.

But as I pray for peace and acceptance, 

Your love surrounds me like a warm blanket 

And temporarily hides the cold. 

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Arm lengths away

Whenever you cross my mind

You are always smiling

Playing and running

Always an arms length away

Never within reach

I see you everywhere

And I want to call your name 

To hug and kiss your face

But you keep going 

Only to disappear 



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Coat of Armor

I wear a coat of armor

A full-body suit to protect my inner self

A shield against the outside world

But, every once in a while I forget a piece

And when I do it's the most important one

So, if you see me and I'm not put together

Please be gentle and approach with care

For you see, when I do forget a piece

It's always my heart that shows.

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I find myself alone again,
Fighting demons that can't be seen.
You think that I am strong somehow,
So you leave me to be free.
Yet how can I move on, my friend,
In a world that can be so mean?
I thought you'd know me by now
Yet, you don't want me to be me.
I guess you didn't need me in the end,
So I'll just leave my feelings unseen.
I don't need you to save ...

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I see you there

Invisible, but still I stare

Ever smiling at me

Happy just to be


My mind plays tricks

As my emotions mix

Heartbroken but relentless

Chaos then calmness


Ever fighting for peace

Your memory will not cease

Until you are transformed

We will have to resist the storm


Your love gives us hope

As we walk along a tightrope

Learning to ...

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I've reached my goal weight

I think to myself

But don't ask how I did it

You don't want to know

That depression and anxiety

Is causing my body to change

That trips to the gym

Are only to get through the mundane

Don't tell me I look good

Because deep down inside

Looks don't really matter

When your life is full of pain

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I didn't tell you my feelings,

Looking for sympathy.

I know you've read stories

And have friends just like me.

So, I'll hear every word

And nod respectfully.

But, what I really needed

Is something that you can not see.

Open your mind, unguard your heart

And listen attentively.

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Like traveling through quicksand

Slow and dirty

If you stop, even if only for a moment

You start sinking

There is no letting go or going back

So, you must keep going

To trudge on no matter what

No matter how deep you sink

How filthy or tired you get

To fight on through the grit and grime

To scream and curse

And claw your way from the depths

To stumble on until y...

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Look Within

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We blame others for a world full of sin

As we scream and shout about something that we read

But, to change the world you must first look within

How many lives could we save if only love was spread

Never using hateful words just trying to win

Just how many mouths could be fed

With all the makeup we use to cover our own skin

We wake up to a mirror full of dread

Following cele...

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Day to Twilight

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As the day turns to twilight,

I sit and wonder what would be.

Would your smile be as bright?

With dark blue eyes that see.

Would you stay up late at night?

Sitting upon Daddy's knee.

Would you still let me hold you tight?

Snuggling as we watch T.V.

Would you care for sissy with all your might?

As you sing and play carefree.

Would your golden hair still shine in the li...

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