For the Boy Who Lived Five Steps Below Chabe's Apartment Door

March 24, 2010
By FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."


We pretended we were dragons and wolves
and our tongues were fire
and our hearts were made of gold
("Brillantes, como tus aretes,")
and we ran, frantically, from the monsters
who would take our eyes away.

We'll be safer under the blankets,
you said.
Drum-beat, heart-beat, the creatures at our heels:
We rushed to the top bunk, terrified---
hid under the weight and warmth.

We believed it, as children often do.
We believed everything.
The monsters would wait outside,
yearning for our golden hearts and diamond eyes.

It must have been something about the bandaids on my knees,
or my frizzy hair,
or the way I looked so brave
that made you love me.
And you did.
A childish love that made you want a kiss.

I won't forget the warm breathing
and hearts beating
under your covers.
I won't forget your 'can I kiss you' look.

I won't forget what happened in your bed.

The monsters howled outside.
You leaned in.
And I broke your nose.

I broke it good.


The author's comments:
The memory hit me today like a brick to the face. Hm.

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on Apr. 3 2012 at 2:57 pm
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

nice twist, reminds me of when I was younger and did kind of the same thing, except that I didnt break a nose.  good piece, easy to relate to, stroke of uncommon sense to write this one, keep it up and youll go far.

on May. 13 2010 at 2:23 pm
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
53 articles 29 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

Hahaha, thanks! I think that's my favorite part, too. =]

on May. 12 2010 at 10:59 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Hehehe. I like this one. It's good. I like the ending and the description of "golden hearts and diamond eyes."


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