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It's Okay to Cry

October 30, 2009
By ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac

She sat on the floor
Of the empty, bare room
With her knees pulled against her chest...

Listening to her heartbeat echo off the walls
Watching the barricades drain her feelings and color the wall with it

Deep in her chest
She felt the sobs--that failed to escape her lips--build up under the cage of her ribs...

The force of the pain
Sent her breaths through jagged, uneven lines
And gave her the yearning to weep, to release.

Her eyes, wet, turned to the bright light--that shone through her naked window--In despair, for hope.

She wanted to cry
To let go of all the stresses that put burdens in her life

Couldn't weep for burdens so unreasonable
So irrational
With no poignancy
With no sense

She needed to cleanse her soul
Remove her agony
Free hidden emotions
Clear her mind

Yet the cries would not come
Because she was once told
"Only weep if it is time"

But relief was needed in all the chambers of her body...

Listening to her heartbeat echo off the walls in a different rhythm...
She felt the emotions regurgitate in her throat [as vomit had when illness was present]

The sobs that failed to escape-
Hushed violently from her lips
And echoed off the walls with fierce reverberation.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 2 2010 at 7:41 am
ofpaintedroses GOLD, Berne, Indiana
12 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
"How long is forever?"
"Sometimes just one second."

oh. oh my. i like this. very nice. very.

keleli said...
on Dec. 15 2009 at 6:19 pm
ohhhh, very good. this one is very deep.