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Perfectly Cut Emeralds

April 11, 2013
By delfosar001 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
delfosar001 SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"be who you are and say what you feel because those who don't mind matter and those who mind don't matter"- Dr. Suess

Just one reconnection after two years,
call it what you will,
fate, destiny...
I call it misery.

Just one message on facebook and it begins;
the never ending hours of conversation,
the flirtatious texts,
the brown-eyed winks,
the hints of feelings.

Just one question,
“want to go to dinner sometime?”
That dinner,
turned into a photo scavenger hunt.
Silly elevator pictures,
mannequin impersonations,
photos of neon yellow skinny jeans at the Forever 21,
a great first date.

Just one look from you
and I froze.
My guard shot straight into the sky
yet still,
my heart became a hummingbird's wings.
You spun me in a circle,
seemingly waiting for some recognition,
a kiss even,
I turned away, hoping you’d get the hint.

Just one more time of walking through Menominee park.
Only this time, you hold my hand.
You wrap me in your arms,
quoting urban dictionary,
you tell me my eyes are the color of perfectly cut emeralds,
that they catch every ounce of light,
that my lips are the softest
that you will ever have the pleasure of kissing.
And there it happens.

Just one kiss,
my first kiss.
Long and awkward,
I stiffened,
the taste of your saliva on my germaphobic lips,
making me unsure of what to do
or even say.
You got more passionate,
kissing me again,
and again.

Just one month we spent together.
talking, flirting, arguing.
and you leave.

Just one goodbye,
not a word spoken, in five months.
All the effort we put forth, thrown to dust.

Just one reconnection,
one message,
one question,
one look,
one walk,
one kiss,
one month,
one goodbye.

Just one decision can change a person’s life forever.
You changed mine,
for the worse.

The author's comments:
Every decision is important and makes you who you are, so choose wisely.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Apr. 15 2013 at 3:58 am
WritingPersonified BRONZE, Shillong, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'When life gives you lemons, make grape juice. Then, sit back and let the world wonder how you did it..'

It's just not can someone write as beautifully as this?

on Apr. 14 2013 at 10:38 pm
............., 11111, Ohio
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I really enjoyed reading this. It's very honest. Keep up the good work-- and don't let anyone else hurt you.

on Apr. 14 2013 at 11:25 am
LexusMarie PLATINUM, Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
The more control you have over yourself, the less control others have over you.

I love how this is set up. The descriptions are very vivid and sincere! I like how you set certain stanza's up in time, when they first started speaking until the last goodbye. Emotions are great in this! Shy, walls are up, her first kiss, letting him in completely, saying goodbye, being sad/angry. They were wonderful! I love the title, very original. Great job!