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For the Heart-Breakers and the Selfish

August 24, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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


The clip in her hair came undone
At the faintest touch
From any man, anywhere, at any time, and she swore
She’d never love another
As much as she loved
Herself,
Her red-gold locks swirling in the winds raging from the
Torment of her lovers’ waiting,
They’d be waiting
Forever
For the girl to say, “I choose you”—for a multitude
Of admirers
Is always better than simply
One,
Though they all had chosen just
Her,
She wore her fickle heart on her sleeve, hoping that someday
It would belong to someone else, rather than
Staying stagnant
Inside her long-cold, feebly beating
Chest;
Well he found her lying on the cold,
Hard ground
Worn out from selling herself to strangers and breaking
Hearts again and again,
She lay
And the night sky folded in on itself, covering the moon,
He reached down a hand and said,
“Sarah, why do you cry?”
Until that moment she hadn’t even realized the crystalline,
Shimmering drops on her frozen
Lashes,
And as her feet touched the ground she fell into his arms,
Saying,
“What may come,
let it be”
And they lived happily ever after,
He and she.



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east_of_ada said...
on Aug. 31 2013 at 2:59 pm
east_of_ada, Null, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off." (via Anne Sexton,"For My Lover, Returning To His Wife")

"I think I made you up inside my head.'' (via Sylvia Plath, "Mad Girl's Love Song")

"You called it cosmic; I thought it was icy." (via Ada Coen)

i p sure that this is my life story. You have just connected your words to my heart and I LOVE it. 

on Aug. 30 2013 at 9:26 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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

Thanks, Olivia :) I'm really glad you liked it.

on Aug. 30 2013 at 7:34 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 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

Cool! Hey maybe I know you :P thanks for you feedback

on Aug. 29 2013 at 10:08 pm
Rachel7296 BRONZE, Noblesville, Indiana
3 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not caring about what other people think is the best change I've ever made

HI I'm from Noblesville Indiana! we're like neighbors. I really like this by the way it's deep. 

on Aug. 29 2013 at 8:47 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

That was such a sweet redemption-like story. I disliked the main character in the beginning, but then you turned around and made me LOVE her and truly feel pity. Wow. I love how you play with the reader's emotions when reading this and I also love the way you rhymed the lines "let it be" and "He and she." Not sure if you meant to do that, but it was pretty awesome to read aloud. Excellent work and keep on writing! <3


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