She Did

she closed her eyes
to keep her tears from falling

she hardened her heart
to keep herself from feeling

she held her head high
despite inside, she was dying

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Everything’s Dull But You’re Screaming Colors

the lights shine brightly
against the darkened sky
it is in your company
that i watch the day go by

clouds as soft as cotton
shield the sun from view
an otherwise ravishing sunset
filled now with dull, gray hues

my gaze sweeps the horizon
i bask in nature’s beauty
but it is in your eyes
i found a love so mighty

all around, i only see
dark, diminished blues
it’s you who gives me color
to paint the moments i choose