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[ 1 ] December 5, 2007

Obsessed with the thought of love, not with me
Not of what we are, but what we could be.
You say you love me… yet you just love the thought
Not worth the fight that should be fought
Soon you will discover what really is true
That you didn’t feel what you thought when you said ‘i love you’
Idealized
In your eyes
because perfect is what you want me to be,
but its not truly me.

Dated January 20th, 2004

By Matthew HenricksonĀ 

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Who Will Cry for the Little Boy? By Antwone Fisher

[ 45 ] November 26, 2007

Antwone Fisher is a great poet, and one of my favorites. I’ve read his book and own his poetry book. If you haven’t read them I strongly recommend you do.

Who will cry for the little boy?
By Antwone Fisher

who will cry for the little boy?
Lost and all alone.
Who will cry for the little boy?
Abandoned without his own?

Who will cry for the little boy?
He cried himself to sleep.
Who will cry for the little boy?
He never had for keeps.

Who will cry for the little boy?
He walked the burning sand
Who will cry for the little boy?
The boy inside the man.

Who will cry for the little boy?
Who knows well hurt and pain
Who will cry for the little boy?
He died again and again.

Who will cry for the little boy?
A good boy he tried to be
Who will cry for the little boy?
Who cries inside of me

by Antwone Fisher from Who Will Cry for the Little Boy?

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4 Seasons of My Heart

[ 0 ] November 26, 2007

4 Seasons of My HeartĀ 

The sun beating down
the heat makes me sweat
Just as if my heart was melting
and this is only the first stage.

My heart turns to the color of the leaves
they are almost identitcal
Brown and dying
barely hanging on
and soon to fall
either to be stepped on…
or swept up
and thrown away

The remains soon frozen
ice cold
buried in the snow.
I was never one to enjoy holidays
my heart sits alone.

As the season changes
I’m “sprung” with the false hope.
everything around new
A new beginning
and maybe a new life
its that false hope
that keeps me going…
from season to season.

By Matthew Henrickson

Dated Sept 24, 2004

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In Everything, I Find You

[ 2 ] November 15, 2007

In Everything, I Find You

I’ve been reading about you every day
each story is different
but in my heart its all the same.
A loss so great with little reward
you brought the family together, after breaking our hearts
It’s impossible to miss you more,
but each day I do.
Each day theres some memory fresh and new
that brings me back thinking about you.

My father, my friend, my protector
My laugh, my smile, my trust
My eyes, my tears, my brain
My humor, my heart, my kindness
My life…
Your reflection…
and theres no one else I’d rather be

By Matthew Henrickson
April 4th, 2005

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A Letter To…

[ 1 ] November 14, 2007

To my unborn child

I always want you to know
Daddy will love you
No matter how hard
He has to try for you.

I don’t know how ready the world is to have you
But apparently your ready to be here
I hope you are here to save me
And help me along the way
Someone to tell me they love me
And mean it everyday.

A reason to wake up in the morning,
I’ve nearly ran out of them.
I’m sorry to bring you in
On these conditions
Everything must happen for a reason
And “God”s bringing me a gift.

A new life
A new start
A new me
And a brand new you.

By Matthew Henrickson
Dated April 25, 2005

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“Path of Darkness”

[ 0 ] November 14, 2007

“Path of Darkness”

Down this path of life
I lost you somewhere along the way
Now it’s dark
I can’t see you
Or even feel you anymore…
you’ve slipped away.

Down this path of life
You lost me somewhere along the way
I was always right behind you,
but you got too far ahead.
I tried to catch up,
but you were already out of reach
The lights turned off
And the world became dark.

Down this path of life
I lost myself
I was left alone…
and didn’t know what to do
I was scared, but I couldn’t hide
The sky went black,
my eyes went blind,
darkness surrounded me,
when you left me behind

By Matthew Henrickson
Written May 6, 2004

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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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