pass me the lighter

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I loved him. But I didn’t love him the way I should have. Every piece of the puzzle that was my existence was broken, scattered, lost. My childhood dreams were swept under the rug while I tried everything in my power to keep my lover satisfied. My passions slowly vanished into thin air, as everything he wanted became everything I wanted. My life goals were put on hold, in fear that he would think I was being selfish, or that he would get bored of my same routine. But my routine stayed boring with every day I stuck to him. I lost everything to him. He consumed my every thought, my every dream, my every word. He was all I cared about. He took all my strength and all my energy.

And then I lost him.

I loved him. But I stopped loving myself. I lost who I was in 5 years. I had to rebuild — or rather, rediscover — who I was before he conquered my every decision. I am slowly but surely relighting my flame. The fire isn’t spreading quite as fast as I’d like it to, but there’s finally light in the room again.

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masterpiece

You’re a masterpiece, you’re a work of art,

not just your appearance, but your soul, your heart.

So much more beauty than meets the eye,

to grasp all its wonder, you’ve got to try

to see it all from every perspective,

to make sure every detail is loved and respected.

Not one part of the work is left untouched,

because every little piece makes it mean that much.

The Mona Lisa, Starry Night, the Praying Jew,

Girl With the Pearl Earring, and then there’s you.

You’re a masterpiece, you’re a work of art,

and every aspect of you has stained my heart.

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you saw me

You saw me.
Like a single cloud in a clear sky,
like a sunflower in a bouquet of red roses.
I felt as though there was so much beauty surrounding me,
and yet, you saw the beauty in me.

A single cloud-
Clouds: the representation of sadness;
gloom and raindrops.
You found me at my darkest hour.
My tears fell like rain; you dried them.
I was a single cloud, raindrops and all.
You were the sunshine– my sunshine.
You saw me.

A sunflower-
not as romantic and elegant as the classic red rose,
but represents simplicity to its fullest.
No makeup, an old t-shirt and worn out jeans.
You saw the beauty in it; you saw the beauty in me.
I was a sunflower.
You saw me.

Like a single cloud in a clear sky,
like a sunflower in a bouquet of red roses.
I felt as though there was so much beauty surrounding me,
and yet, you saw the beauty in me.

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the giving tree

the giving tree

“and she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself.”

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July 29, 2013 · 9:52 pm

to you, from me

You beautiful boy, you beautiful boy,

My happiness, my pride, my joy.

My every blink, by every breath.

My heart, my soul and all the rest.

You beautiful boy, you’re so far away,

Although the sun’s out, it’s still a gloomy day.

I can’t feel your kiss, I can’t feel your touch.

I can’t hear your voice- I can’t have that rush.

You beautiful boy, I wish you were here,

To kiss my cheek and wipe these tears.

To hold my hand, to hold me close,

To be around when I need you most.

You beautiful boy, you beautiful boy,

I hate that this was not our choice.

I hate these miles, I hate this space,

Come back and surround me with your embrace.

You beautiful boy, you beautiful boy.

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word vomit

As if this day could not get any worse. It’s 10:24pm and the last thing I wanted to do is end my day in tears. I’ve said previously that I am an avid thinker. I do so much of it that it ends up affecting me in the most negative way possible. I’m a pessimist. I put up this wall and decorate it with pictures and posters and things to make it seem like I am genuinely happy. But like anything else, if you take down the knick-knacks and do-dads, it’s still just a wall. An empty wall.

Tonight, my thinking brought me to a point where I couldn’t help but break down. For as long as I could remember, I was everyone’s ears. I was everyone’s shoulder to cry on. If someone needed me, I was there. I try to be as loyal as I can to everyone I love because that’s what I expect from them… or should expect, I suppose. If someone is having a bad day and say they need to call me, I keep my phone at its highest volume so I can answer immediately. If someone says they need to meet me somewhere, I’m sure to meet them 10 minutes earlier than they ask. I want to be able to consider myself a “good sister,” “good friend,” a “good girlfriend.” I’m nearly 20 years old, I’m not ashamed to say that the “golden rule” is still something I try to follow in my everyday life.

I don’t want to sound arrogant, I don’t want to sound like I think highly of myself because I don’t. At all. But I have to ask, why is it that I’m ears and a shoulder to cry on for everyone, but I spend every night crying into a pillow and talking to a journal or the keys of my laptop? Is it because I’m just that shitty of a person that people just don’t care to listen to me? Are my emotions just that irrelevant that I get cut off halfway through my rant, or even just completely ignored?

On the opposite side of the spectrum, I find it hard to trust anyone. My trust issues have gotten so bad over the years that I hardly tell anyone anything about myself. So could it be that I’m just holding all of this in? That I’m not bothering to even try to talk to anyone about my problems? This could ultimately be all my fault.

In the end, I don’t know who’s to blame, if anyone at all. My thoughts have taken over my day once again. I guess I’ll just grow content with my pillow catching my tears.

10:50pm.

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Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray my heart you choose to keep.

But if you leave before I wake,

Kiss me goodbye, for my heart’s sake.

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