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Make Everyday Count

[ 0 ] October 8, 2008

Make Everyday Count
Make Everyday Count
Written October 7th, 2008

If I wrote you a poem everyday
Would you read it?
If I wrote you a song everyday
Would you sing it?
If I said I loved you everyday
Would you hear it?

I’ve written you everyday
And you didn’t read it.
I’ve written you a song everyday
And you didn’t sing it.
And I’ve loved you everyday
And you didn’t feel it.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Overwhelmed

[ 0 ] October 7, 2008

And It... Overwhelms Me

Overwhelmed
Written October 7th, 2008

As my body cries
My soul dies
As my heart shatters
And my teeth chatters
The coldness overwhelms me.

As my tears fall
My cheeks burn
As my head pounds
My ears ring
And the darkness overwhelms me.

As I bleed inside
My stomach turns
Aching with pain
My hands can only shake
The pain overwhelms me.

by Matthew Henrickson

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I’m Still Breathing by Katy Perry

[ 0 ] September 8, 2008

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Katy Perry got her fame from her song “I Kissed A Girl”, but she also has other great songs on her album. Here is the lyrics to another song.

I’m Still Breathing by Katy Perry

I leave the gas on
Walk the alleys in the dark
Sleep with candles burning
I leave the door unlocked
I’m weaving a rope and
Running all the red lights
Did I get your attention
Cause I’m sending
All the signs
That the clock is ticking
And I’ll be giving
My two weeks

Pick your favorite
Shade of black
You’d best
Prepare a speech
Say something funny
Say something sweet
But don’t say
That you loved me

[ Chorus: ]
Cause I’m still breathing
Though we’ve been
Dead for awhile
This sickness has no cure
We’re goin down for sure
Already lost a grip
Best abandoned ship oh…

Maybe I was too pale
Maybe I was too fat
Maybe you wanted better
Better luck in the sack
No formal education
And I swore way too much
But I swear
You didn’t f*&*&^ care
Cause we were in love

So as I write this letter
And shed my last tear
It’s all for the better
That we end this here
Let’s close this chapter say one last prayer
But don’t say that you loved me

Cuz I’m still breathing
Though we’ve been dead for awhile
This sickness has no cure
We’re going down for sure
Already been diagnosed
So let’s give up the ghost

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Fall For You Lyrics

[ 1 ] September 5, 2008

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Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade

The best thing about tonight’s that we’re not fighting
Could it be that we have been this way before
I know you don’t think that I am trying
I know you’re wearing thin down to the core

But hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I won’t live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You’re impossible to find

This is not what I intended
I always swore to you I’d never fall apart
You always thought that I was stronger
I may have failed
But I have loved you from the start
Oohhh…

But hold your breath
Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I won’t live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
It’s impossible

So breathe in so deep
Breathe me in
I’m yours to keep
And hold onto your words
‘Cause talk is cheap
And remember me tonight
When you’re asleep

Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I won’t live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find

Tonight will be the night that I will fall for you
Over again
Don’t make me change my mind
Or I won’t live to see another day
I swear it’s true
Because a girl like you is impossible to find
You’re impossible to find

This is the perfect song, I love you Emma Jean.

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Falling To Pieces

[ 6 ] August 22, 2008

Puzzle Pieces
Falling To Pieces
August 22nd, 2008

Frustration eating me inside and out
Trying to keep it together
As I slowly fall apart
The cracks in my soul show through
As if my entire body was cut in half
Then again.

Picking myself up as I go
Trying to keep it together
All in one piece.
But those pieces of me are crumbling on the floor
Barely keeping it in.
I can’t put the pieces back together
Of the puzzle
That has become my life.

I can’t keep it together.
Until I explode,
Dropping all of those pieces.
In turn losing myself
And You.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Jordin Sparks No Air Lyrics

[ 0 ] August 18, 2008

No Air by Jordin Sparks Featuring Chris Brown

Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air

If I should die before I wake
It’s ’cause you took my breath away
Losing you is like living in a world with no air
Oh

I’m here alone, didn’t wanna leave
My heart won’t move, it’s incomplete
Wish there was a way that I can make you understand

But how do you expect me
to live alone with just me
‘Cause my world revolves around you
It’s so hard for me to breathe

[Chorus:]
Tell me how I’m supposed to breathe with no air
Can’t live, can’t breathe with no air
It’s how I feel whenever you ain’t there
It’s no air, no air
Got me out here in the water so deep
Tell me how you gonna be without me
If you ain’t here, I just can’t breathe
It’s no air, no air

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air

I walked, I ran, I jumped, I flew
Right off the ground to float to you
There’s no gravity to hold me down for real

But somehow I’m still alive inside
You took my breath, but I survived
I don’t know how, but I don’t even care

So how do you expect me
to live alone with just me
‘Cause my world revolves around you
It’s so hard for me to breathe

[Chorus]

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No more
It’s no air, no air

[Chorus x2]

No air, air
No air, air
No air, air
No air, air

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Uncertainty

[ 0 ] August 8, 2008

Uncertainty
August 5th, 2008

My life is made up of
permanence from past
with no promises
for today.
Never know what type of day
Always uncertain.
Uncertain whether
I will wake up the next day
or, if I’ll even want to.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Constant Pain

[ 0 ] August 7, 2008

Constant Pain
August 5th 2008

The only thing in life
That is constantly pain
Is love.
Love is never perfect.
It too
Is always uncertain.

by Matthew Henrickson

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Permanent

[ 0 ] August 6, 2008

Permanent
August 5th, 2008

The only thing in life
That is permanent
Is the past.
Today is never promised
And tomorrow
Is always uncertain.

by Matthew Henrickson

I wanted it to be longer, but it looked finished to me. Even tattoos aren’t permanent anymore.

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I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

[ 0 ] August 4, 2008

I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca

I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
Keep it like a warm coat,
when winter comes to cover you,
or like a pair of thick socks
the cold cannot bite through,

I love you,

I have nothing else to give you,
so it is a pot full of yellow corn
to warm your belly in the winter,
it is a scarf for your head, to wear
over your hair, to tie up around your face,

I love you,

Keep it, treasure it as you would
if you were lost, needing direction,
in the wilderness life becomes when mature;
and in the corner of your drawer,
tucked away like a cabin or a hogan
in dense trees, come knocking,
and I will answer, give you directions,
and let you warm yourself by this fire,
rest by this fire, and make you feel safe,

I love you,

It’s all I have to give,
and it’s all anyone needs to live,
and to go on living inside,
when the world outside
no longer cares if you live or die;
remember,

I love you.

I strongly recommend reading No Place to Stand. I just finished reading it for the second time, it made me love Jimmy all over again. I’ve posted another great poem from him titled Who Understands Me But Me.

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