Changing Tides

April 17, 2013
By Jewish-Latina95 SILVER, West Des Moines, Iowa
Jewish-Latina95 SILVER, West Des Moines, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Love can last forever...if ur love urself first.


As you stood by your car, you watched me begin my journey to my front door. You watched as my converses-cladded feet carried me, steeping on the fallen leaves in the grass. That is all you could do, was watch, and fight the urge to follow. As the distance continued to get greater, so did the inclination.
It tore at your heartstrings; toyed with the cherished memories contained in your already fragile mind. Nevertheless, you continued to stand at your door with a smile, hiding the gruesome pain as if you just stabbed in the heart. Only, the pain you felt was a hundred times worse than what it should have felt. Could it be fear that caused you to feel this way? Or was love to blame, as tears brimmed your blue eyes and your throat constricted.
Memories of tea parties, birthdays, nights I slept with you in your room brought back nostalgia coveted. The one memory that played continuously, though, was the one you try to hold onto the most. After watching Daddy ride away with Abuelo, you had come to realize you had to take his place. Now, you stood where he should be standing; fighting back the tears and pain, he should be feeling.
I was not even on the stairs, only five feet in front of you, when I turned back and fell into tears in your arms. I, your baby sister and five years your junior, could not say goodbye either.
Yet, how could I? We both were so used to living down the hall from each other and you were there when Daddy could not be. You were always there, and ready to help when you could. Daddy may be your hero or role model, but you are mine. You are my hero; you are my role model, mentor and friend. Yes, there were days where we screamed bloody murder at each other. Yes, there were days we had fistfights. What siblings do not have those days, where they are like that, though?
Once the tears stopped, and we both regained composure, you gave me one final hug before watching me make my way to my front door again. The pain was still there, eating at you from the inside, but you still smiled. Even when I climbed the stairs gingerly, you remained grinning softly.
Before entering the foyer of the apartment building, I gave you a dismal wave while telling you that I love you, Carlos. And as the door closed behind me, you gave a response in return.
“I love you too, Jessie. But it’s your time to shine now.”



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on Jun. 2 2014 at 12:44 pm
nikkifuentes BRONZE, Wimauma, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” _




Albert Einstein

love it sad thou  

HornyUnicorn said...
on Oct. 31 2013 at 6:11 pm
Great job. Keep up the work.

on Sep. 8 2013 at 1:11 pm
Wings10FeetTall GOLD, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
May your words be sharp.
- Christopher Paolini


Nobody's going to wait for you, so do it now.
-Ingrid Michaelson


Broken hearts heal, but never the same.
- Jessica Romo

Idiots rely on luck.
-Sherlock Holmes

This is amazing, Jessie.

Tizzy BRONZE said...
on May. 22 2013 at 9:19 am
Tizzy BRONZE, Dhaka, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I sleep to much, parents complain. I sleep less, parents complain. I go out too much, parents complain. I don't go out too much, parents complain. I play games too much, parents complain. I play games less, parents complain. I CANT WIN!

Love it! Keep it up!

on May. 22 2013 at 9:17 am
Kittycatdancer15 BRONZE, Temecula, California
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Favorite Quote:
I was Born from a Boom-Box

GREAT JOB! and i can totaly relate to it

on May. 15 2013 at 11:00 am
xavier-black GOLD, Center Point, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
live life while you can, Love before you can't.

Wow, extremely good and relatable. keep on writing, its amazing!

on May. 6 2013 at 9:14 am
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
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Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

i really luv this keep it up...

on Apr. 25 2013 at 9:23 am
SunnyDreams BRONZE, Niger Falls, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Can you feel what I have seen, when no one else has lived through what I have?-HalveOfLife

LUV it KEEP WWRITING!!

on Apr. 22 2013 at 2:42 pm
winny_addams PLATINUM, Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Beauty is found within, don't judge from beauty outside judge the beauty inside

love it xD


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