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    I need help to understand this text

    There seems to be some idioms referenced or implied meaning in some of these phrases that I do not understand:

    being brave got in the way
    of recognizing missteps we've made
    so we said goodbye to moonlit eyes
    and met the morning and its flood of light
    gripped the thorns of the rose
    cherished the beautiful pain it holds
    something so fragile and flawed
    at least we know it's pure
    veins and veils have their place
    as a way out of our past mistakes

    blood in my veins
    says it's never too late
    veins and veils have their place
    as a way out of our past mistakes


    What does he mean by "veins and veils have their place / as a way out of our past mistakes"? I thought veins were what blood runs through in your body, and a veil is the thing that a bride wears over her face. In what way do the preceding lines explain way these things have their place as a way out of your past mistakes? Can veins and veils have a different meaning that I'm not aware of?

    Also, what does moonlit eyes mean or imply?

    What do you think this text is about? What is he explaining?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I need help to understand this text

    Could you please tell us the name of the poet and the title of the poem? We always ask posters to acknowledge their sources if they are quoting. Besides, it may help potential answers go the right way.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: I need help to understand this text

    Also, we can't do homework here.

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    Re: I need help to understand this text

    Haha! The "poet" is a singer in a band, you can find the source here: http://www.darklyrics.com/lyrics/con...behind.html#10 (it's slightly misspelled in parts so I edited it according to my lyrics booklet). I cut out repeated lines from it because it's a verse-chorus lyric. And don't worry, my days of doing English homework are far gone *feels old even though I'm not really, yet*. I'm trying to understand what he means because I like the way he writes.

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