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Brian Gregory Kraft
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Inspire
I’ll absorb your shadows no matter where you’ve been You can stop the heavy lifting now I’m not like other men You can keep your heart still covered from me But it’s nothing different for me to look at and see I know this world is bitter when the sun drops from the sky You can hide from me forever I’ll never ask you why The truth for me is I’m only here to listen Unravel all heartache and get your smile to glisten Ask me why the sky’s so dark, I’ll ask you why the sun’s so bright I’m looking for the other side not to start a fight It’s the fake spotlight that speaks what
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The Difference Between Forever and Today
I woke up, I took my first breath and as it faded away I opened my eyes and without meaning today A vengeful heart pulls me to the bottom of the darkest corner way past gray My mind speaks over and over “what’s the difference between forever and today?” And as the morning breaks and I finally wake There’s this weight inside i cannot shake I still see the nightfall and my body needs sleep This cause verse reality is moving in deep Let me crawl back into bed and sleep away the day My mind continues to speak “what’s the difference between forever and today?” When the mirror’s edge catches the sid
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Your Hero
"Your Hero"   I put a lot of effort into what I might say But I never really thought today would be the day I’m picking up the pieces of an ordinary life Trying to assemble the way it was before the strife You have my hope strung high and fear held down Somewhere inside of me I’m safe and sound I don’t know why I feel I can open my mind Maybe I’m in love and it’s making me blind   Two weeks too long, two weeks same song Replaying over and over the emotion’s so strong I keep putting them off but they come back around Somehow you inspire me to lift me off the ground A dirt poor memory given a dream
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Brother
I called you on the phone yesterday But you didn’t have anything to say I hung up and cried, all these tears am I blind To the connection that we can’t seem to find   “Brother are you listening to me There’s so much in this world you can see Don’t throw your life away for this   'Cause disaster will never stay No…disaster will go away”   I wrote you a letter months ago And if you got it I don’t know You never responded, it never returned Did you even read it or was it just burned?   I wonder if you take my advice And treat the world around you nice I know it’s hard to d
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I Want to Write Something with Meaning
"I Want to Write Something with Meaning"   I wanted to write you a song today With something touching and meaningful to say I sat for hours puzzling in my mind Trying to configure a way to find How I can master these feelings inside? Even the ones that I fear and I hide? I look at the moon at night and it pries It’s like capturing a glimpse of your eyes Your stare is melting my heart, making me fall apart I can’t deny this aching as I’m struck by this emotional dart   The fences around my bewildered thoughts seem to fade As your love cascades down and into my soul like a parade Sounding down the streets that they g
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Ready for a Letdown
"Ready for a Letdown"   I took one step, one breath Walked out the door scared to death The wind blew, I thought about you And pain came down like you’re the cue I tried to run, but the car didn’t start So I sat there breaking apart The songs keep playing on the radio Finding words to make my manifesto She burns me, complicates me But I’m still touched by her beauty Brings me up, crashes me down I’m ready for another letdown The words make fixtures in my mind Waving hope that once had shined Shimmering eyes, I see your lies Come out of hiding, see the sun rise I woke up, went back to bed Reliving moments in drea
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These are the Hardest Pills to Swallow
I feel like I’m stuck in time Trapped behind you in line My ticket’s been lost out there somewhere On the outside looking in, I’m still here   I don’t even know where to start I guess I’ll tear my heart apart Unraveling this love at the seams Was all of this just a dream? My eyes were wide open though And I could feel my heartbeat go   "I think I need a sleeping pill I don’t need this all to spill ‘Cause right now my heart can kill Yeah, ’cause I’m broken, I’m broken still   I’m a tool, I know, a helpless fool Chasing fool’s gold at the bottom of a pool Loo
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I Cant
I can’t… Pretend I’m okay anymore Laying in my bed staring at the door Waiting for you to bust on through I can’t… Tell myself I’m alright And go to bed in another firefight Thinking sleep will douse the flames And cure all my shames I can’t… Keep acting like I’m fine, it’s a lie I can’t let the memories of you die I’m in tears and wonder, this life’s a mess There’s so much I must confess   “Why can you just walk away Leaving me here alone to stay You can’t be okay, that’s what they say But while I’m broke, breaking, in decay Where
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Her
She says, she says, she’s dying And then she can’t stop crying So I cover her, I cover her from me I’m the sight she doesn’t want to see   And I hold her, I hold her for the night She’s lifeless in my arms, but she’s alright Never said a word since, since falling down To me she’s still perfect, she’s still got the crown   As the clouds start disappearing Her face stats to clear and She moves her hair from her face And tries to speak from this place   She said, you know it’s eating me inside I gasped for breath, choked down my pride Baby, I know I messed so many things up But
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Looking for Hope
This world will never understand who I am Because I’ll never be intriguing to them I’m trying so hard but it’s so hard to try She may reach to grab my hand someday But it’s her fear that’ll make her stay I’m an emotional wreck she’ll never get I’m out of her league and she’s so fucking perfect I’ll take the look and the skittishness along with it And when I brace from the heartache after I still won’t quit It’s mean, this hope you’ve given me, ‘cause I’m still hanging on The writings on the table yet I’m listen to the words in a song Forgive m
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Inspire
I’ll absorb your shadows no matter where you’ve been You can stop the heavy lifting now I’m not like other men You can keep your heart still covered from me But it’s nothing different for me to look at and see I know this world is bitter when the sun drops from the sky You can hide from me forever I’ll never ask you why The truth for me is I’m only here to listen Unravel all heartache and get your smile to glisten Ask me why the sky’s so dark, I’ll ask you why the sun’s so bright I’m looking for the other side not to start a fight It’s the fake spotlight that speaks what
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The Difference Between Forever and Today
I woke up, I took my first breath and as it faded away I opened my eyes and without meaning today A vengeful heart pulls me to the bottom of the darkest corner way past gray My mind speaks over and over “what’s the difference between forever and today?” And as the morning breaks and I finally wake There’s this weight inside i cannot shake I still see the nightfall and my body needs sleep This cause verse reality is moving in deep Let me crawl back into bed and sleep away the day My mind continues to speak “what’s the difference between forever and today?” When the mirror’s edge catches the sid
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Your Hero
"Your Hero"   I put a lot of effort into what I might say But I never really thought today would be the day I’m picking up the pieces of an ordinary life Trying to assemble the way it was before the strife You have my hope strung high and fear held down Somewhere inside of me I’m safe and sound I don’t know why I feel I can open my mind Maybe I’m in love and it’s making me blind   Two weeks too long, two weeks same song Replaying over and over the emotion’s so strong I keep putting them off but they come back around Somehow you inspire me to lift me off the ground A dirt poor memory given a dream
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Brother
I called you on the phone yesterday But you didn’t have anything to say I hung up and cried, all these tears am I blind To the connection that we can’t seem to find   “Brother are you listening to me There’s so much in this world you can see Don’t throw your life away for this   'Cause disaster will never stay No…disaster will go away”   I wrote you a letter months ago And if you got it I don’t know You never responded, it never returned Did you even read it or was it just burned?   I wonder if you take my advice And treat the world around you nice I know it’s hard to d
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I Want to Write Something with Meaning
"I Want to Write Something with Meaning"   I wanted to write you a song today With something touching and meaningful to say I sat for hours puzzling in my mind Trying to configure a way to find How I can master these feelings inside? Even the ones that I fear and I hide? I look at the moon at night and it pries It’s like capturing a glimpse of your eyes Your stare is melting my heart, making me fall apart I can’t deny this aching as I’m struck by this emotional dart   The fences around my bewildered thoughts seem to fade As your love cascades down and into my soul like a parade Sounding down the streets that they g
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Ready for a Letdown
"Ready for a Letdown"   I took one step, one breath Walked out the door scared to death The wind blew, I thought about you And pain came down like you’re the cue I tried to run, but the car didn’t start So I sat there breaking apart The songs keep playing on the radio Finding words to make my manifesto She burns me, complicates me But I’m still touched by her beauty Brings me up, crashes me down I’m ready for another letdown The words make fixtures in my mind Waving hope that once had shined Shimmering eyes, I see your lies Come out of hiding, see the sun rise I woke up, went back to bed Reliving moments in drea
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These are the Hardest Pills to Swallow
I feel like I’m stuck in time Trapped behind you in line My ticket’s been lost out there somewhere On the outside looking in, I’m still here   I don’t even know where to start I guess I’ll tear my heart apart Unraveling this love at the seams Was all of this just a dream? My eyes were wide open though And I could feel my heartbeat go   "I think I need a sleeping pill I don’t need this all to spill ‘Cause right now my heart can kill Yeah, ’cause I’m broken, I’m broken still   I’m a tool, I know, a helpless fool Chasing fool’s gold at the bottom of a pool Loo
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I Cant
I can’t… Pretend I’m okay anymore Laying in my bed staring at the door Waiting for you to bust on through I can’t… Tell myself I’m alright And go to bed in another firefight Thinking sleep will douse the flames And cure all my shames I can’t… Keep acting like I’m fine, it’s a lie I can’t let the memories of you die I’m in tears and wonder, this life’s a mess There’s so much I must confess   “Why can you just walk away Leaving me here alone to stay You can’t be okay, that’s what they say But while I’m broke, breaking, in decay Where
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Her
She says, she says, she’s dying And then she can’t stop crying So I cover her, I cover her from me I’m the sight she doesn’t want to see   And I hold her, I hold her for the night She’s lifeless in my arms, but she’s alright Never said a word since, since falling down To me she’s still perfect, she’s still got the crown   As the clouds start disappearing Her face stats to clear and She moves her hair from her face And tries to speak from this place   She said, you know it’s eating me inside I gasped for breath, choked down my pride Baby, I know I messed so many things up But
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Looking for Hope
This world will never understand who I am Because I’ll never be intriguing to them I’m trying so hard but it’s so hard to try She may reach to grab my hand someday But it’s her fear that’ll make her stay I’m an emotional wreck she’ll never get I’m out of her league and she’s so fucking perfect I’ll take the look and the skittishness along with it And when I brace from the heartache after I still won’t quit It’s mean, this hope you’ve given me, ‘cause I’m still hanging on The writings on the table yet I’m listen to the words in a song Forgive m
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The Road
She had her heart set on letting go Lost somewhere in between now and what she used to know This cruel dark world can swallow you whole The greed and the hunger is never too full Climb up the tree to hide from the embers And wake the fear inside, no one remembers You crash and you burn and you try hard to learn But you never know what to do when it comes to your turn You can stumble, collapse or just never give up It all depend on the way that you look at the cup Empty you listen for the sounds of advice But now you failed all over because you already did twice The road which was paved has faded to rock So you sit and you wonder while you'
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Hope and Happiness
All my life I've been running from the feelings I don't understand Waiting for a heartfelt promise to take my hand Trying to build a fairytale land for the girl of my dreams Never stopping to think about whatever that means I've been the helping hand for so many years The shoulder to cry on, the lender of ears But in the moments that mattered when I was alone I was skipped on the water and sank like a stone All this time I've motivated people around me Just to lose the confidence I made them see Finally the superman who could never be broken Has fallen to all the words that were spoken The world is so bitter but not the place It's a beauti
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Black Heart
She didn't have to say a word I just knew As the words started to empty the distance grew too There was no saving me from the fear I smear in my path And now I dance to the pain on this terrain I built I was asked so many times to lose my sleeves I guess I thought I would get cold without them It's a web of lies that forms and then traps you Before you can see it for what it is you're stuck Tormented, glued to every strand of hope that was Who you were doesn't matter to who you will become And as you rise you have less innocence then before Emotion has far less reach and your spirit so much more gore I can't tell you how she does it but I c
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Rays of smokelight
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Sometimes when you fall...
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Eins fuer immer
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Whre'd you go?
I've been consistantly writing again. It's nice because it keeps me busy and also updated on how people feel about my work. I was gone for a while...and by that I mean I lost myself for a short while, but I found myself again. It didn't take me long to remember why I was smiling in the first place.
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Long time...
"Everybody loves a winner but when you lose, you lose alone." ~Jeff Klein
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So...
I'm currently awaiting a phone call. I know needless information. Anyways, things have been going great. I'm going to be moving out of my buddies house in like three weeks. I'm not nervous at all, in fact I'm excited. On Wensday I went with Heather to the movies before work, it was a lot of fun. I have never felt that good in my life, wanted or appreciated in my life. She taped a note on my bike and well...I was awestruck. I wanted to kiss her right on the spot but since we were at work I had to wait until after. So now that I have my car, insurance, and a place to move into it's time to decide what career I want to go with. I have three ch
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If you haven't heard, I'm switching accounts. If you have favorited any of my things, please go and fave them again on my new account so you don't lose 'em! (if you'd like...)

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AWARD GIVEN!!!!!! ------> [link]
short4life's avatar
hello random deviant!!! you have an amazing gallery! keep up the awesome work :)
emotionaldreamer's avatar
yay, nico sparks!! i love that man's work. notebook -- so powerful. walk to remember -- so intense.

that man knows how to break your soul, crush your spirit, drain your heart... and then fix it up and piece it all back together. so beautiful.

do you recommend anything else by him? i'm on a reading binge right now, lol, but i'm not sure how much romance i can take at the moment given everything going on right now. ugh. love can be so ugly.

"if this is love why does it hurt so much?"

damn that song.
fallingbelow's avatar
a bend in the road, true believer.
sam45's avatar
brian, you're the best fucking poet in the whole world! keep up the good work :)
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sweet site! ^__^ still loving the poems! ^_____^