My Own Winter

July 26, 2011
By lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"...I wish none of this had happened." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."


Concern ebbs about the
rivers and eddies of my body,
cool and woven with
sympathy of silk threads.
A cold pang of sadness
and pity
drips around the icicles in my lungs
and the silky threads wrap
around my beating heart,
forming a cocoon.
of protection?
of love?
How is your body supposed to feel
when one you love is far away and
you are hugged by their shell?
I feel cold, as my love flows unconditionally
within me, the oceans in my belly.
I wonder how long my own winter will last.


The author's comments:
When you are connected to a person so deeply that you begin to mirror their emotions, whether it be through infatuation, or real love, be it marital, platonic or any other- this is for you. I've been there. So have uncountable others. You aren't alone in this feeling.

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on Aug. 2 2011 at 12:49 am
hollygolightly109 SILVER, Seattle, Washington
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Thanks for the comment on my piece, it shed some light on stuff I hadn't really noticed I was doing. I respect you as a writer.

Especially this piece, some of the same thoughts swirling in my head lately. You described it in a way I hadn't reached yet.



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