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"i am made of memories."
-madeline miller, the song of achilles

“for victory is victory, however small, nor is its worth only from what follows from it.”
-j.r.r. tolkien, the children of húrin

"he was determined to discover the underlying logic behind the universe.
which was going to be hard, because there wasn't one.”
-terry pratchett, mort

tears of white lilies

October 16, 2020


tears of white lilies fall down his cheeks.
shaking hands try to stop them,
but underneath the barriers it sneaks.

staining his shirt with their purity,
leaving behind blazing tracks that burn into his skin 
and leave his features in obscurity

scarring it with marks of gold; 
forever a symbol of his fragility -- 
a timestamp of his weakness for all to behold

judgement is thrown at him from podiums of pride;
splattering all over his marred face,
letting the shameful marks hide

he’s normal now.
forget what you’ve seen.

tears of white lilies wilting in the sun
is all that is left
of the battle that pride won.


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  • sunny.v

    white lilies are literally. so gorgeous? wow, just choosing those as a device in this piece is already such a pretty pretty choice. “tears of white lilies wilting in the sun” is there any line more succinctly delicate, and yet so beautiful and immersive than that? i really want that tattooed somewhere. stellar work!

    7 months ago
  • Wisp

    Okay okay okay. So first off, that title is just majestic and poetic and beauteous. And then I read the piece itself and I was utterly speechless. Gosh, everything about it was just wonderful and those opening lines left me coming back for more. And the depth and meaning! I can't even with it. It's so impactful and really leaves an impression on you. Your imagery is just divine and I love everything about your writing. (I don't know how many times I've told you this, but I'll keep telling you them!) I can't get enough and I can't stress enough how glorious and honored I am to have the privilege of reading such works.

    7 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    wow <3

    7 months ago
  • Samina

    Beuatifully written! Akakaksjskajkqk

    7 months ago