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Let the Water Forever Fall

December 22, 2018
By Sarahx15 PLATINUM, Brandon, South Dakota
Sarahx15 PLATINUM, Brandon, South Dakota
22 articles 8 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." - Art Thomas


When I undress to shower,

It’s like revealing my thoughts

To anyone who cares

 

And so I lock the door

And lock my heart

From exposing itself

 

I pull the shower curtain shut

Like I hide behind my smiles

And the hollow, fake laughs

 

The water spurts out

Soaking my face and hair

And I pretend like it can hide the tears

 

Sometimes I think about

Pulling the plug and halting

 The water that flows downward

 

But I know I can’t do that

So I simply shiver in the

Warm heat of the water

 

Do you ever want to pull the plug?

Stop the water from existing?

Have you ever felt that?

 

Maybe you have

And maybe you haven’t

But someday you will

 

And when that day comes

Just stay strong and let it be

Because the world needs your water

 

Someone is in the same place

Tormented with letting it go

And staying there

 

I’ve been there too

And you have to be wise

Or the water will drain

 

You will no longer be here

And this is a wonderful place

Just sometimes it’s bad

 

Each droplet is unique

Each person is different

Each life is diverse

 

But no matter what

No matter what

You really do matter

 

So don’t be afraid to undress

And reveal your deepest feelings

Because once it’s out

 

It’s out, and you should

Lock the door, don’t get me wrong

But don’t guard your feelings too much

 

Or you won’t really be living

So you’ll try to pull the plug

Don’t hide behind curtains

 

Be strong and amazing and proud

You are you and you matter

So let the water forever fall


The author's comments:

This was tough to write, the beginning part was written when I was at my saddest point, and I wrote the rest because you truly do not want to die. The world will get better, I promise. Just be you and be true and the rest will pull through :)


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on Jan. 2 2019 at 4:04 pm
Sarahx15 PLATINUM, Brandon, South Dakota
22 articles 8 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." - Art Thomas

Thanks! Hope you're doing better too! I definitely understand...and thank you for reading it!

Physarum GOLD said...
on Dec. 31 2018 at 8:49 pm
Physarum GOLD, Christchurch, Other
10 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Doors are for people with no imagination"
-Derek Landy

This is really well written, and I kind of needed to read something like this right now.
And I’m sorry that you went through whatever made you feel how you did at the beginning, and if you ever need to talk to someone, I’m happy to listen. (Hope that doesn’t sound weird coming from a complete stranger).
Anyway, great poem.


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