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Written by Melissa Collette

From "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul 2"


Bottled up inside

Are the words I never said

The feelings that I hide,

The lines you never read.


You can see it in my eyes,

Read it on my face:

Trapped inside are lies

Of the past I can't replace.


With memories that linger-

Won't seem to go away.

Why can't I be happier?

Today's a brand-new day.


Yesterdays are over,

Even though the hurting's not.

Nothing lasts forever,

I must cherish what I've got.


Don't take my love for granted,

For soon it will be gone-

All you ever wanted

Of the love you thought you'd won.


The hurt I'm feeling now

Won't disappear overnight,

But someway, somehow,

Everything will turn out all right,


No more wishing for the past.

It wasn't meant to be.

It didn't seem to last,

So I have to set him free.

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