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Scared, Not Afraid

July 21, 2010
By oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
oracle-of-nonsense PLATINUM, Winnabow, North Carolina
37 articles 4 photos 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are born with two incurable diseases -- life, from which we die; and hope, which says maybe death isn’t the end."
- Andrew Greeley

"...he isn't trying. He doesn't love me."
"I hate her..."
she hates me...
"I forgot. I don't count."
you do to me.
"You're always beautiful."
i could be less beautiful...

The image
of her in the tub,
trying to die
but unable to drown.
The symbolism
in the piece of her failed attempt
given to me,
the one who need not try.

There are few things more sad
than having a life that no one
to take off your hands;
than saying, "I'm scared of dying,
but I have no reason
to live."

Is it selfish
to want someone so unhappy
to stick around
simply because we'd miss them
if they were gone?
Could we ever stop blaming ourselves
for not trying hard enough
if she decided to leave?

The author's comments:
This was actually written June 19, 2009. It just never made it out of my journal, as many things do not. Then I was reading through some old ones last night, trying to get to sleep, and I saw some poetry that I like much better now that it's aged a bit. This is one of those pieces. It's still a little rough, but I figured I would give you the privilege of deciding for yourselves it's worth.

Of course, for Alice.

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on Nov. 22 2011 at 10:06 pm
RaveFire PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes You Have To Give Up Your Life To Save It." ~some book that i don't remember the name of

"Live Life Like There's No Yesterday" ~ random billboard

"If No One Can Hurt You, Then Nobody Loves You" ` ~ Kerli? definetly