"The Other Half"/"Tarnished Eyes"

The first part of this poem inspired by:

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"The Other Half"

Half a rainbow, like half a moon,
a hangnail of colors pouring out into the sky,
painting the clouds...

Half a heart, like half a smile,
a crooked sense of happiness,
that fades out after awhile...

After so long, after so many lies,
the truth begins to come out.
Nothing can hide forever...

...The other half longs to be complete.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

The other half longs to be complete...

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"Tarnished Eyes"

Tarnished...
that look in your eyes,
that sparkle
that used to shine.

Why hold on to a past that's no longer there,
when there's a future standing right in front of you?
A present. A now. A moment that can last,
instead of the one that's already gone.

Second chances don't always work out in the end,
and I don't want to see you get hurt again.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

Look into these Tarnished Eyes before their light fades out.

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Hi Nicole!:

Why hold on to a past that's no longer there,

when there's a future standing right in front of you?

This Is My Motto....

I've Had To Go From A Mental Haze,

Into A Reborn Glaze.;)

Awesome Indeed!;)


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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

Great poems, thanks for sharing them.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Beautiful Nicole...


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damian0000 5 years ago from Belfast

Beautiful Nikki... very, very nice :-)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Good Motto Acer. stick to it! Thanks everyone for the beautiful comments :) damian idk what it is about your poems but you always seem to inspire me to write something in response to it. Thank you for that. You are the inspiration here. the second part was written about a friend of mine. But I thought the 2 could go hand in hand here.


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felixkugz 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hey!

These are quite good!


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

wow nikki, i am ashamed that i do not comment on your work more often. ive made a new years resolution to start. see, my year starts around halloween, because i wait for it all year. these were beautiful. i love the words tarnished eyes, and am jealouse that you put them together and not me! lol


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

haha thanks pink! yea i love halloween too. i wish i had money to do more for it and a place to really have a party for it. but hopefully I'll get to go to a haunted house this weekend and Im always watching horror movies :)

I'm glad you liked this and decided to comment on my hubs more. that will be awesome! yea tarnished eyes does sound pretty cool. hehe and you come up with the most coolest stuff yourself so that means a lot =X


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

That was awesome Nikki. "the other half" It seems feelings are 50/50, the heart is 50/50, love is 50/50. Then you hit with the half of heart picture. That was perfect. We all change, mentally, emotionally, and physically. I just hope I don't:( This is brilliant and it could be taken many ways. Think about it, how many people have felt this way before. Well done and votes up and across(a,i,u)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanks lyric. I tend to believe that most things in life have a 50/50 chance of happening. statistics say i'm wrong but anything is possible. i know not everything is even. and yes these are feelings I am sure a lot of people have felt and people change every day, you are always constantly changing, learning, growing. change can be a good or a bad thing though. lets change for the better.

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