A/N: I write a lot of poetry, but I've never published any on FFnet before. And I don't suppose I can technically claim to have written this one. I've more, sort of, compiled it. It's an assorted collection of lyric quotations from four different songs. I was going to leave everyone guessing at the songs' identities, but for disclaimer reasons I'm putting down the names of the artists.

DISCLAIMER: The content of this poem is copyrighted entirely to Daniel Bedingfield, Enrique Iglesias, Linkin Park amd Savage Garden. If anyone wants to know which parts are by which artists, or the titles of the songs I've used, email me at [email protected]

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Talk about anything, it don't matter

Keep running from these sentences

I don't want to run away but I can't take it, I don't understand

How do you redefine something that never really had a name?

I never know what the future brings

This is the last smile that I fake

I've lied to you the same way that I always do

The sacrifice is never knowing why

I don't know why you're so far away

Are you still the same?

Oh what the hell, it doesn't really matter

I don't know you anymore

What I wouldn't give to see your face again . . .

I can be your hero

I'll be courageous

I can kiss away the pain

Keep that chin up, you'll be all right

Let me be your hero

Can you believe what a year it's been?

Someone had to be the first to break

Everything falls apart

Keep running from the pain

Would you cry if you saw me crying?

Even the people who never frown eventually break down

And pray for the strength to stand.

If I don't need you then why am I crying on my bed?

Have I lost my mind?

I see your face, I see your face . . .

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2nd January 2003