What Matters Most

August 23, 2009
By biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


I didn’t care. Really, and truly, if you had asked if I cared, I might have said “Do what you want; I’m not your Boy Scout leader. I don’t care”. And maybe, maybe you would have gently pulled my face up to yours and read the lie that was plainly written all over my face. And maybe you would have been able to see the heart wrenching pain in my eyes; bursting with tears that refused to be shed. And maybe you would have said “Butterfly, don’t cry I will always be there. I promise.” And lift me up so I could kiss you, because, of course, I can’t reach all the way up those basketball legs. The kiss would be brief and sweet, your way of reassuring me that all would be right in the world. You’ll see.

Of course, you didn’t do any of those things before you went off to “serve your country” and “be a man” and give everyone “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But what about my happiness? What about that? Didn’t that matter to you at all? But I suppose that I should try to be fair. You did write a note to me. It has a lot of letters from the alphabet that piece together a message about why you did this. But I don’t care about that part- I care about the part that reads “I love you; you are my angel from heaven above.”

And the part about this that makes me want to hide from my grief and pain, is how I’ll never get to say it back to you.



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on May. 4 2010 at 4:19 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

thanks! i try o be origional, but it just seems like everything out there is already written...ah well

idkitsmicah said...
on May. 1 2010 at 4:35 pm
that was actually beautiful. i read a lot of stories on this site and i didn't prefer any, but that was pretty amazing. 

on Apr. 24 2010 at 8:46 pm
PussnBoots GOLD, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"When life hands you lemons, make apple juice. Then sit back and watch the world wonder how you did it." -Unknown
"The world is my pineapple. I just have to figure out a way past the prickly parts." -Me

Actually, the last few lines are pretty good. i think it's sad, but achingly sweet. You know? Very good!

on Apr. 24 2010 at 12:32 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

thanks so much for the comments people! i think its okay, but those last lines could definatly be better- any suggestions???? i  would love them

on Apr. 2 2010 at 6:38 pm
starxoxo23 PLATINUM, New Hampshire, New Hampshire
21 articles 0 photos 97 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
- Alan Alda

aww. this is so sad but its really sweet... I love it.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 6:12 pm
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

really? i havent seen it but i hear that  its good

on Mar. 27 2010 at 8:57 am
MissFaber SILVER, Wayne, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 156 comments

Favorite Quote:
Nothing Less.

awwwww.  that reminded me of "dear john" :)

Saysh PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 11 2010 at 8:30 pm
Saysh PLATINUM, Brentwood, California
31 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Short, sweet, simple, and sad. :( Great writing! You can really feel the emotion!

on Mar. 11 2010 at 5:18 pm
alwayswriting14 SILVER, Northport, New York
7 articles 1 photo 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything makes sense yet nothing makes sense."

So sad... but really good- keep up the work.

on Mar. 11 2010 at 2:53 pm
meganleigh122 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
13 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

this is really good!! kepp it up :)

on Mar. 4 2010 at 2:53 pm
JustWriting BRONZE, Sao Paulo, Other
1 article 0 photos 31 comments
Oh my god!

'sniff sniff'

Made my eyes fill up with tears. Amazing. This is perfect. So much, expressed in a few words!

on Feb. 17 2010 at 3:49 pm
AmazingGrace88 GOLD, Lake Oswego, Oregon
13 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
No boys are worth your tears,
and the ones who are wont make you cry.

omg this was a VERY good story, i was reading it in school and my eyes got all teary it wa great keep it up!! <3

on Jan. 30 2010 at 9:13 am
biggerinfinities SILVER, Superior, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 356 comments

Favorite Quote:
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

thank you everyone for posting stuff and keeping my writing going!!!!! im thankful that you liked it, i hope you read some other stuff of mine and rate it

on Jan. 29 2010 at 8:17 pm
lily1411 BRONZE, Fargo, North Dakota
2 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

--Benjamin Franklin

short, sweet, heartwrenching, and i loved it! You're what the writing world needs!

on Jan. 27 2010 at 9:48 pm
pfeferminz SILVER, Sebastopol, California
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone has the right to be stupid but some people abuse the privilege......

wow...i actually cried..really!....just WOW

on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:08 am
BrittneyCloud SILVER, Albuquerque, New Mexico
7 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dont tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!"

wow i loved it! i can relate. My boyfriend is going into the military... im afraid for him. but really awesome writing!

on Jan. 25 2010 at 6:57 pm
beautifulpeople SILVER, Houston, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want to do but be ready for the consequences."

Literally made me cry! Great stuff(:

on Jan. 23 2010 at 4:17 pm
emmajumbilia SILVER, Bellingham, Washington
5 articles 8 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"As soon as you stop wanting something, you get it" - Andy Warhol

Wow I really loved this - it proves that so much can be said with only a few words.

I agree with Belma, I would love to read an expansion of this. :]

BelmaH said...
on Jan. 6 2010 at 8:56 am
It was filled with emotion, and thats a good thing. :)

i think it could be expanded out into a short story. it made me wonder about the characters and about their lives.

on Jan. 4 2010 at 6:30 pm
spartanwriter BRONZE, Baden, Pennsylvania
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It's short but memorable. You do a great job of getting the emotions across.


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