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A Frozen Moment

May 30, 2013
By Redhead_Squishy BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
Redhead_Squishy BRONZE, West Des Moines, Iowa
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I wake at midnight in a room I have yet to be familiar with, in the arms of a person I know so well. You.

Yes, you, the love of my life. You, the person I would suffer a thousand pains for, so you wouldn’t feel it once. You, my whole entire happiness contained in one amazing, gentle, loving person. My everything--and much, much more.

I knew nothing more than the darkness that raided my innocent mind and corrupted my dreams, before I met you. It was all I knew. Yet, when you entered my life, you became the light that guided me through its storm. I swear, without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
I trace your softened features, trying so hard to imprint your image permanently in my forgetful mind. I want to remember how you look now, how we look, before it is too late to take advantage of our ripe and youthful years. I want to remember, before we start to fear whose going to lose whom first, near our life’s end.
However, while lost in the moment and losing myself in thought, I wake from it; by you brushing your lips delicately on my forehead. You whisper something, asking why such a precious thing as I, looks so lost and sad.

My answer: Time is moving too fast for me to grasp every good memory.

You pull me in closer to you, rocking and softly shushing me; melting my fears to oblivion. With a sweep of your hand, you gently shut my close; telling me to rest and forget my wide-eye fears. You are here and love me more than you have ever before.

That is when the scary world around fades in the background. As you hold me close, kissing the top of my head tenderly and lovingly as I drift off to sleep. Letting me breathe in your scent while in your arms, whether it is cologne, body wash, or laundry soap, brought the comfort that I have long to feel again.
That is when I feel my safest and that time has frozen, just for that moment.
I ask nothing more from you than to allow me, remind me of even, this amazing sensation, to give me this sense of security. I promise that is all I ask. Also, let me wake in the morning, with me still here in your arms.
Metaphorically, and maybe even literally, I’d die without you.

The author's comments:
I put some Broadway quotes in here subconciously. But feel free to point them out.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 5 2013 at 2:33 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

You know that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS STORY. The love you capture of two people who want to be together but due to certain reason they can't be together everytime. And I love the title, even though it wasn't one of the ones I suggested. I know mine's were two long. But either way I love it. It captures what the story is about. (I'm still wondering what inspired you to write this magnificent story, even though you've told me like a 100 times already.) You need to write more. I love your writing. Also, I love how you add little details like the aroma of the other guy. It's small for some people; but it's so significant for each lover. Awesome story, Andrew. I'm happy it's finally out. And that I got a sneak peek at it before you posted it. Love ya!