Hide and Seek

March 3, 2010
By ReneetheGreat PLATINUM, Castle Rock, Colorado
ReneetheGreat PLATINUM, Castle Rock, Colorado
28 articles 3 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from an indomitable will."


Living life is like playing hide and seek with pain- one is always hiding, one is always seeking.

Sometimes, we seek pain. We need its prickly embrace just to affirm that we can still feel something, anything, even if it hurts. Moments such as funerals, where crying is almost a requirement and box of Kleenex is incorporated into the decor as a necessity: mourning is only the first step to the path of healing. Here, we seek pain. We crave its shattering burdens, its reckless tears, and its untrampled emptiness.

Sometimes, we find it. We rest in it. We let it take a hold of our hearts. We capture it. We say, "You're it."

Sometimes, we hide. We tremble in the closet, counting down the moments until it cripples us. The tears strip away the layers of our heart: our greatest fear is to feel every word, every emotion, every hurt: raw.

It is in moments after we lose the greatest friend we ever had, when she strips you of your worth and faith in yourself. We long for nothing but emptiness, no longer rehearsing every line of our friendship in our heads. We crave to forget the words to the songs we used to sing. We run and hide from the feelings that chase us. We escape, but only for a moment

Hurt seeks. Hurt follows. Hurt destroys. Hurt breaks.

You hear, "You're it."



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Steve-o BRONZE said...
on Mar. 25 2010 at 9:40 pm
Steve-o BRONZE, Safety Harbor, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"i just make this up as i go."
-indiana jones

powerful stuff, especially the 3rd to last paragraph. thats exactly how i felt.

on Mar. 21 2010 at 1:24 pm
ReneetheGreat PLATINUM, Castle Rock, Colorado
28 articles 3 photos 85 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Strength does not come from physical capacity, but from an indomitable will."

Thank you SO much. I wrote this when I was losing my best friend, and it feels like you are losing a piece of your heart, and sometimes that is too much to bear ya know?

on Mar. 19 2010 at 9:37 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

This is so true! You wrote it so well, it just made my heart wrench! Especially since I've experienced the loss of a best friend, and I completely understand that line.

Jitterbug3 said...
on Mar. 19 2010 at 1:29 pm
I absolutely loved this! It is a perfect representation of what hurt vs love is. Keep writing!!! You're amazing! I follow ALL your work!


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