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For my newly gay ex-boyfriend.

June 19, 2013
By GlennCocoa GOLD, Mill Spring, North Carolina
GlennCocoa GOLD, Mill Spring, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes what sets you apart can feel like a burden. But it's not. A lot of the time, it's what makes you great." -Emma Stone

I. You don't have to pretend.
You don't have to do
anything you don't want to do,
And you don't have to pretend to be
"the nice guy," because you already are
the nice guy.
II. You're going to make someone very happy one day.
You made someone happy today,
just by being
(if I count as anybody.)
And one day, someone, it doesn't matter who,
is going to make you see that their sun rises
and sets in your eyes.
And you're not going to tell them that they're wrong.
III. I hope you know you're bad at
keeping secrets and forgetting things and telling people how you feel,
but you're good at
picking flowers and touching faces and remembering things.
IV. You deserve everything you could ever want out of life.
And I hope you get even the things
you didn't want to tell yourself you were hoping for.
V. They said, "You can be anything."
And you said, "I want to be everything."
And they said, "You can't-"
And you said, "Watch me."
VI. Look around you.
We didn't pick your talents and faults,
your pros and cons,
and weigh them out.
We chose to love you,
completely, unconditionally, mid-season, mid-change.
Past tense, present tense, and praying to God
that you'll lend your shadow to my future tense.
VII. You are worth
$150 for an edge seat in the seventeenth row
of the Stephen Sondheim theatre.
VIII. You are worth so much more
than $150 for an edge seat in the seventeenth row
of the Stephen Sondheim theatre,
but anyone would settle for that to be able to say,
"I knew him. Yeah, the one the lights came up for."
IX. You're gonna do it.
It's in the tips of your fingers
and the breadth of your shoulders
and the length of your eyelashes.
You'll be a constellation, if you want to be.
You're gonna rattle the stars.

The author's comments:
Don't be afraid of anything, my dear.

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on Jun. 27 2013 at 8:00 pm
Keep_Calm_May27 BRONZE, Camden, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others-

that was amazing :)

on Jun. 27 2013 at 5:22 am
garshongjasmine SILVER, Accra, Other
7 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
happiness resides not in possesions, and not in gold, the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul


:) tears in my eyes