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When Will I Stop Writing To You?

May 31, 2015
By VintageRoses GOLD, Houston, Texas
VintageRoses GOLD, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then." -Albert Camus

There is much more to us

Than slivered stems

And discarded flower petals

From when I plucked each

But there were no I love yous-

Only I love you nots.


I never wished to love you,

Yet here I am,

Writing down your messages,

And stuffing them in my books,

Inside of flower vases,

So that everywhere I go,

There is a piece of you in it.


I have written your name,

Across my books,

Scrawled it into my diary,

With the hope that one day,

I might send them to you,

And you can see how much I care.


“Why did you leave her?”

The pages ask me,

When their edges shrivel from my tears.

“Because she doesn’t know how to not hurt me.”

The pages seem to sigh as ink runs off the edges.

“Because I don’t know how not to hurt her.”

The author's comments:

When you're a writer, the people you love becomes lines of poetry or fragments of characters in your books. The people you love are immortalized, a fraction of themselves embedded in your words.

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This article has 5 comments.

on Jun. 4 2015 at 5:19 pm
Gypsy_Moon BRONZE, Durham, North Carolina
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This is Beautiful. GoodJob

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on Jun. 3 2015 at 7:34 pm
Calum SILVER, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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This is amazing, I can totally relate! Read my piece here: TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/803145/A-Girl-Made-of-Glass/

on Jun. 3 2015 at 1:32 pm
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” -Mae West
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

Beautiful, sad, and full of talents.

on Jun. 3 2015 at 11:01 am
MarieAntoinette2014 DIAMOND, Scottsburg, Indiana
54 articles 2 photos 237 comments

Favorite Quote:
Isn't it ironic? We ignore the ones who adore us, adore the ones who ignore us, love the ones who hurt us, and hurt the ones that love us.

I really like this. It's tragic, but relatable.

on Jun. 3 2015 at 9:01 am
Nated315 DIAMOND, Georgetown, New York
92 articles 7 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
Truth has many shades. It's not a matter of black and white, but many grays.

Goodjob :)