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have I bit my tongue one too many times?
have I said it all the way I really meant to?"
~ben platt

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hope should have stayed inside pandora's box.

July 1, 2020



i met him at the park last sunday.
hope. the immortal god playing human.

he flitted around, laughing and playing with everyone around him. 
he was brief. yes, his touch lingered... but it was so brief. he was a hummingbird hovering and darting among the flowers. 
hope. that's who he was.

he wasn't who i thought he'd be.

he was no saint. no. hope played with everyone's emotions. his presence was a far too brief moment of pure joy. but he never stayed. he was toying with everyone around him.

he played among the children the longest. laughing and dancing among the young and naive. he gave them false hope for the future, knowing full well that reality would come back and do its job.

hope was cruel. 

hope was no kind soul. no. hope was a brutal and callous menace disguised as a playful angel. 

you could think that he brings light. and happiness. but i know now that he brings no happiness. no. he brings pretense. he brings deception. 

hope is a ruse. hope is just another name for false expectation. 

hope is a trick that only sometimes pays off. 

if only i could tell the world what i know.

i met hope in the park, and he was a devil in disguise.
i'm not really sure if the title really works in this piece, but eh,,,


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  • ect.13

    Love this! Well done :)
    Just one thing: when you say "he gave them false hope for the future, knowing full well that reality would come back and do its job", I would personify reality as well... y'know, using his/her/their instead of its. Other than that minor point though it's a great piece :)

    5 months ago
  • CrazyNinjaKid

    title suits i like

    5 months ago
  • Sol noctis


    5 months ago
  • A Rose

    I felt this and I adore the title

    5 months ago
  • rainydayz

    I agree with the other comments. The title and the piece are wonderful! :)

    5 months ago
  • amaryllis

    Replying: Love the new title! It fits it perfectly now & really ties the whole thing together. Glad I could help :)

    5 months ago
  • amaryllis

    i really love your title, but the way i perceived it almost had the opposite meaning of the actual piece? if you wanted to make it match a bit better you could talk about how even though you know this, you still grasp at hope when it flits by or something like that. gorgeous piece regardless :)

    5 months ago