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What We Were

April 16, 2013
By GleekGamer PLATINUM, Somerset, New Jersey
GleekGamer PLATINUM, Somerset, New Jersey
28 articles 1 photo 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Friendship isn't always easy, but there's no doubt it's worth fighting for."

I look to you, the one who showed me my pricelessness.
I talk to you, the one who listened to all my complaints.
I listen to you, the one who told me we could have it all.
I walk to you, the one who led the way away.
But now, now as the seconds on the clock tick faster and faster away…
But now, now as the hand I reach for moves farther and farther away…
But now, now as the embrace I fall into gets weaker and weaker…
But now, now as we fade away, I see we’re not meant to be.
The spark was never there. Why did we think it was?
The connection was getting weaker by the day. Why didn’t we see it?
I can’t stay, I can’t hold on. Why can’t I understand that?
You have nothing to offer me, nothing for me. Why do I stay?
I can’t stay another moment. I’ve stayed for far too long.
I can’t reminisce. It would be too sad to remember how happy we were.
I can’t try to win your heart back. I never had it.
I can’t put you first. It’s my life, not yours.
I look away from you, the one who is causing the tears, then and now.
I say good-bye to you, the one who I wish I’d never said hello to.
I ignore you, the one who did the same to me so many times.
I walk away from you, finally breaking free. Hopefully.

The author's comments:
This was inspired by feeling trapped by a (now ex) boyfriend. Girls, if he's hurting you, even emotionally, he's not worth it.

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xo_zozo GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 2013 at 8:37 pm
xo_zozo GOLD, Rochester, Vermont
13 articles 2 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
--Dr. Seuss

This is perfect!  It's written beautifully, and completely captures the feeling.   I've re-read this about a hundred times already :)   

on Apr. 18 2013 at 3:00 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 433 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Love it i love your style for using I makes it a million times better i think, well done and keep it up i have a new favorite here to read now

on Apr. 18 2013 at 1:18 pm
cryokinetic4325 BRONZE, Cayce, South Carolina
1 article 3 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
the pen is mightier than the sword

really good chica

on Apr. 18 2013 at 11:23 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1159 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

okay, first off, i loved this! ;) it's my favorite that i've read so far. I thought your repition of "I" was really effective, if it was purposefully or not. And i liked that it was a progression of feelings, not just a jumble of emotions. The last word "hopefully" left it open ended, which i liked. keep up the writing, i reallly respect your style :)

on Apr. 18 2013 at 11:09 am
LivelyJade SILVER, Mtn. Grove, Missouri
9 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
The beautiful thing about writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon. ~Robert Cormier

Girl, this is great!!!!!!!!!! You'll be okay! Trust me. :)