The Green of Life

July 26, 2011
By Coyotalia BRONZE, North Port, Florida
Coyotalia BRONZE, North Port, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

That’s a beautiful word.
Or it used to be.
Now I can’t remember what it means.
I know it has a meaning.
I know that its meaning is precious.
But I don’t know anything else.
I don’t remember.
All I see is a white hole.
No, not a hole.
It’s everywhere.
Wasn’t white once a beautiful color too?
Didn’t it coat my world in the cold season?
A color of peace,
Of serenity.
It still serves its purpose.
It’s serene here,
And peaceful,
But it’s empty.
Just like the cold season.
Yes, winter is empty.
Everyone hides and shivers,
And the green disappears.
The green of life.

The author's comments:
I actually wrote this piece as I was role-playing online as a wolf who had just experienced death and was now struggling between the afterlife and the life she'd just left. But I felt the inspiration to submit this because I feel that readers who have experienced loss may be able to connect to this in some way, or may think twice before committing suicide.

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