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How Long

Updated on January 29, 2013
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How long before

You get what you want

How long before

Life comes up

Like you dream

In your mind

How long before

You take a stand


It's the right thing to do

How long before

You meet someone

Who will blow you away

Like you've always wanted

How long before

You stop guessing

But take action

Knowing what you have to do

How long before

You stop being sad

Regretting your life away

How long before

You wake up in the morning

Happy to just be alive

How long before

You fall in love

With someone

Who is worth your heart

How long before

You stop yourself

From being used up

Torn up inside

How long before

The pain stops

Welling up inside

How long before

You just stop

Take notice of

Your thoughts inside

How long before

You grow up

Be the person

You were meant to be


How long before

You realize

You are worth it

No matter who tells

You that you are not

How long before

You really see yourself

For the real you inside

How long before

You stop pretending

Chaining yourself up

Release your pride

How long before

You let go of

Everything and everyone

Who is holding you back

How long before

You stop searching for

The happiness that you seek


How long before

You are free

From the binds

That hold you back

How long before

You fly in the sky

With everything you hold

Close to your heart

How long before

You truly see

What makes you soar

Deep down inside


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    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Impounds. :)

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      6 years ago from St. Louis

      Beautiful message, perfectly written. Thank you for sharing, voted up!

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thank you Frank. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      oh Caroline how did I miss this wonderfully charged poem? Voted awesome

    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Hi Michael thank you very much for stopping by. :)

      Hi Btrbell thank you so much for your kind words. :)

      Hi Mhatter lol you are funny. I hope you find yourself again. :)

      Hi Gypsy yes so true. Thank you for stopping by. :)

      Hi Mark yes that's so true. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. :)

      Hi Ruby so true. Thank you for stopping by dear friend. :)

      Hi Leslie LOL you always make my day stopping by. Thanks for stopping by. :)

      Hi Gypsy thank you dear friend for your kind words. :)

      Hi Wayne thank you for stopping by and reading. :)

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      Wayne Barrett 

      6 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      This poem brings to mind, youth. It's that urgent desire for some who have yet to experience many of the thoughts written. Beautifully done.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Beautiful poem with a wonderful message. Time to pick ourselves up and change our lives for the better. Passing this on.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      this gave me goosebumps Caroline! The message here is...everything!

      We go around once - that we are certain of

      'how long' are we going to let go by before we understand that we are worthy of living - and loving!

      no one will love us if we don't love ourselves first!

      How long will it take me to vote up and share?


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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Very beautiful. Time keeps on slipp'n away...

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      6 years ago

      I think we all have these times when the wondering overpowers all else. Well said Caroline.


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      6 years ago

      Beautiful poem, and I am sure very relatable to those of us who have wondered "how long".

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice work. Thank you for this. I use to feel like this until I saw how truly special I was. Ironically that is now gone and I find myself wondering... How long.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Beautiful poem. Beautiful message! I love this! Thank you! Up+

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      6 years ago

      beautiful words Caroline , just beautiful.. !


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