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Upward Bound

[ 0 ] October 27, 2007

It was interesting to see that someone had googled “Matt Henrickson + Poetry“. Well if you were looking for me, you found me. After checking the same results, I found another website with my name on it. It is an angelfire website about Brandon Vigil. He was a friend I grew up with since I was about 5. He was murdered in 2003, and I wrote a poem for him and his family when I was 16. I want to share that here.

Upward Bound

Words won’t come out in the way I want them to
No words can describe you
I know you wanted so much more here
And what you accomplished will remain clear
We didn’t get a goodbye
But when we cry
It’s tears of love for you
After all you’ve been through
All I can believe is your struggle has come to an end
I will always think of you as more family than friend
What keeps me sane is the thought of you in a better place
With that smile on your face

It was a privilege to have known you
And to grow up with you
And to look up to you
You weren’t the Brandon that was here not too long ago
You were the Brandon when we shared our first hello
When we all would play football in the street until dark
Or when we played baseball all day at the park
Or when you became my hero and taught me to ride a bike
It’s hard to think back to what you were like

You will be in my prayers tonight

I hope you made it to heaven all right

Rest In Peace

By Matthew Henrickson

BRANDON CHRISTOPHER VIGIL
March 25, 1985 – January 21, 2003

“In loving memory of Kim Walter’s 17 year old son Brandon, who was tragically found on the roadside, brutally murdered.

This wonderful poem was written by Brandon’s childhood friend
Matthew, age 16 years. Kim wrote how it is such a beautiful dedication, of how Brandon touched his life.

She will cherish it always.”

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Everytime We Touch Lyrics

[ 1 ] October 20, 2007

The song is kind of weird and techno-ish, but the lyrics are really nice. I have to admit I do like it and want to share it.

Everytime We Touch

still hear your voice, when you sleep next to me.
I still feel your touch in my dreams.
Forgive me my weakness, but I don’t know why
Without you it’s hard to survive.

‘Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can’t you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
‘Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static.
And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can’t you hear my heart beat so…
I can’t let you go.
Want you in my life.

Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky.
They wipe away tears that I cry.

The good and the bad times, we’ve been through them all.
You make me rise when I fall.

‘Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can’t you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.
‘Cause everytime we touch, I feel the static.
And everytime we kiss, I reach for the sky.
Can’t you hear my heart beat so…
I can’t let you go.
Want you in my life.

‘Cause everytime we touch, I get this feeling.
And everytime we kiss I swear I could fly.
Can’t you feel my heart beat fast, I want this to last.
Need you by my side.

[source Metro Lyrics]

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Tell Me That It’s Real by K-Ci and JoJo

[ 0 ] October 18, 2007

My poem Tell Me… reminded me of the song by K-Ci & JoJo, Tell Me It’s Real. Here are the lyrics

Are you for real
like how i feel
can we share a love
to last forever
and if so
let me know

Song:

(Chorus)
Tell me its real
this feelin that we feel
tell me that its real
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
Try, is all we have to do
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more

Baby you told me that you loved me and you’d never leave my side
to the bitter end, through the thick and thin
you promised me baby that you wasn’t goin anywhere
baby keep it real, let me know just how you feel

(Chorus)
Tell me its real
this feelin that we feel
tell me that its real
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
Try, is all we have to do
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more

(Chorus)

I can’t explain the way you made me feel, everytime that you told me that you
loved me
and you know you did, too many times
just when i thought that love could never be a part of me
thats when you came along, and showed me happiness
baby you are the best, i think you’re different from the rest
and i really love ya

(Chorus)
Tell me its real
this feelin that we feel
tell me that its real
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
Try, is all we have to do
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more

Tell me its real
this feelin that we feel
tell me that its real
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
(you gotta)
Try, is all we have to do
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more

Tell me its real
(do you really love me)
this feelin that we feel
(do you really care)
tell me that its real
(you promised that you’d never leave my side)
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
(you promised that you’d always be there)
Try, is all we have to do
(is all we have to do)
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more

Tell me its real
(i’ll be there for you)
this feelin that we feel
(you be there for me, sweetheart)
tell me that its real
(i thought that we were meant to be, for eternity, thought you loved me baby)
don’t let love come just, to pass us by
Try, is all we have to do
(mama told me told me so, boy you just don’t know, anything about love)
its up to me and you
to make this special love, last forever more
(and you and i were meant to be, and you would know, i was sure by the end of
this song)

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Tell Me…

[ 0 ] October 18, 2007

“Tell Me…”
Written October 16th, 2007

Tell me you’re listening
Tell me you can hear me
You’re suppose to know what I’m thinking
Tell me that you know
Tell me that you understand how I feel
Tell me that you feel it too
Tell me that you know what to do
Tell me that everything is okay
That everything will be fine
Tell me that you aren’t going anywhere
And heal my insecurities
Tell me that I’m the one
Even if I’m not
Tell me everything that I want to hear
Even if you don’t want to say it.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Same Old Me

[ 2 ] October 17, 2007

“Same Old Me”
Written October 16th, 2007

Struggling as always
Holding myself together.
For you, For us, For him
Drinking it, so I don’t crack
Trying my best not to let the bad, back.
Changed what I did best, now it’s truth
No longer filled with lies.
Life has me filled with guilt
If I deserve what I got,
What happened and what’s coming.
This time, it’s the stress to succeed
That’s wearing me down
The stress of life,
That’s slowing beating me.

Is my best going to be “good enough”?
AM I?

by Matthew Henrickson

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