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One Promise Remaining

April 21, 2012
By Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Helena.of.Karatha DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You're a great wizard, Harry."
"Not as good as you."
"Me?! Books! And cleverness! There are more important things, Harry--friendship, and bravery, and--oh, Harry, just be careful."

This is the part, dear
When it all breaks down
It's not the part
That reveals who we truly are
That part is long past
And, honestly, it was prettier than this
No, this is the part
That shows us exactly who we could be
If we let ourselves go
Which, mostly, we don't
Tonight we did
It was a long day
And a long week before that
And I'm upset and so are you
After all, we've both been pushed to our limits
So we fought
Tore each other apart
And it was ugly, yes
But this is not who we are
We are better than this
I promise
And, someday, maybe
We'll stop being teenaged idiots
And prove it

The author's comments:
Things can get ugly, but the ugliness doesn't have to define us.

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