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Empty Hands

March 22, 2011
By OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
OriginalCarbonation GOLD, Naperville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
dream as if you'll live forever
live as if you'll die tomorrow

I’m just standing here

with empty cupped hands

my eyes squeezed tight shut

feet flat against the ground

I’m whispering brokenly

over and over again

the sweet things you once said to me,

reliving the memories

cradling the past

close to me now

But of all the beautiful things

that gleamed like diamonds in my mind

not a solitary dream remains

Now it’s just me and my empty hands,

just me and my memories

The author's comments:
When you lose something or someone in your life it hurts so badly. That's because you put your faith and trust in something that has evaporated before your eyes. As I worked through my feelings about the loss of important parts of my life, this image of standing somewhere vulnerable and so alone, unable to move from the position where you once held your treasure, was something that kept popping into my head. I just felt like I was standing in my life hold my hands out in the same position they were once in when those pieces were all there, just standing there empty and lost and confused.
Thank you for reading, constructive criticism appreciated.

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on Sep. 2 2011 at 4:24 pm
Anonymous_7 SILVER, Branson, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
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