Atlas

December 27, 2011
By celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
celloizmylife PLATINUM, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious.....And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney


Prevail against your grieving pain,
For I need you here—I must confess.
Stout hearts endure the battle plain.

Compassion reaching to unchain
Those trapped when you yourself distress.
Prevail against your grieving pain.

Your intellect lies not in vain
By grandly leading to success.
Stout hearts endure the battle plain.

Vivaciousness need not be restrained.
Your personality, don’t repress.
Prevail against your grieving pain.

Your beauty ruling in domain
Inside and out, don’t second-guess.
Stout hearts endure the battle plain.

Yet still, my friend, you feel disdain:
Your melancholy gives me stress.
Prevail against your grieving pain.
Stout hearts endure the battle plain.


The author's comments:
This is a villanelle (I am shocked that's not a genre option) and is dedicated to my best friend when she was suicidal. Also, in case it's not obvious enough, it is a mythological allusion to the titan Atlas.

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