Stone of Jade

United States

~ 17 she/her ~
Aspiring writer and artist. Completely awestruck by night skies. Apart of many, many fandoms ;) Reader, journaler, collector.
~ pilot pens and beat-up notebooks ~

Message to Readers

ummmmm. wow. this became a lot more personal than I thought. This is kind of just a word dump but still very true and idk...maybe i have someone in mind?

the future remains unknown, so please, let us enjoy right now

November 21, 2020

FREE WRITING

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I finger the bracelets on my wrists
I feel the faded blue threads, the knots and beads woven in.
The red and pink bracelet with the dangling lady bug charm which says be kind on the back
I still have the rubber wristband. It glows in the dark brighter than one would except after a year of use. 

I think of the bracelets on your wrist.
I made you one last year...
I had your brother give it to you because I was too scared. 
I knew I would chicken out face-to-face.

Then it began to wear away. The colors faded slowly. 
My sister brought it up.
I wonder, would you have asked for a new one?
or would you wear the old until you could no more?
That thought doesn't matter.
I made you a new one.

I tried three patterns,
but none seemed like you.
I finally settled on a scheme that reminded me of the galaxies. 
Maybe that is why I gave that one to you.
Because it reminded me of that night at camp. 
The shooting stars, the summer air. 
That moment...where we found out our feelings. 

The purple and black.
Similar to the one I wear with my beads.
11:11 is stamped in the woven knots. 
It took me forever to weave them in.
But it reminds me of you.
11:11 make a wish

I gave this bracelet to you in person. 
If it was a secret, I probably would have chickened out.
But you knew I had it tied around my wrist. 
I didn't want to lose the gift. 
Plus I wanted to feel close to you. 

You still haven't taken off the faded bracelet.
You wear the new one right next to the old. 
For some reason, 
that makes me smile. 

Do you smile when you see your bracelets?
Do you get a giddy feeling when you think of me?

I know I do. 
Your name brings a smile to my lips.
The thought of you makes butterflies swarm.

I know it seems childish,
writing a poem to you.
One I know you will never read.
oh gosh, what if you read this?
Would you hate me? Think me silly?
I hope not. 

I don't want to waste time worrying.
Change is inevitable,
yet maybe this will last. 
Like these bracelets.
They may fade,
become too worn to wear,
but the memory still lasts. 

Who knows...
maybe one day,
you will read this poem. 
but not anytime soon.

I can't even give you a bracelet without becoming nervous.
I'd never be able to let you read this poem.
yet, I still write on.
Because when I think of the bracelets,
I think of you.
And that makes me happy.
 

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26 Comments
  • Just_A_Memory

    Cheers! <3 You're very first link to 'As Fate Would Have Us'
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203598/version/419635


    11 months ago
  • Lata.B

    This is so beautiful, I literally can't even pick out one flaw in this.
    Re- Thank you so much! :D


    11 months ago
  • AliMuscles04

    I love this. It's just so heartfelt and relatable.
    Re: Chapter three of Brainwashed is out! https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/187943/version/379917


    11 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Re: Coming in hot! The next link is up! <3
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203887/version/418822


    11 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Part 6 of Hate Me, Push Me, Break Me is out!! Here's you're mysteriously magical link! <3
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203828/version/418662


    11 months ago
  • ava09 (sorta back)

    okay before i even read this i just have to say YOUR PROFILE PIC IS THE ACTUAL BEST THING EVER LMAOO I LOVE IT!!!! where did you get it from/did you draw it? also, do you watch the mandalorian?
    okay now on this piece: OH MY GOSH I LOVE IT TOO!!! it's hopeful and fearful and beautiful and relatable and i love the bracelets. i write pieces to people that will never read them too (i just wrote one and posted it on here earlier this week haha) and it's kind of freeing even though they'll probably never read it, you know? anyways, keep writing fam - this is lovely and so are you. sending hugs! <3


    11 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    How did I miss this??!! Well, its beautiful. I really love the detail and flow in your writing! :)


    11 months ago
  • everythingbagel (the cliffhanger goddess)

    re: thank you! I'm not exactly new here, though.
    this is a wonderfully written piece, dude.


    11 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    re: The first part was written because I'd bee listening to "Hate Me" by Eurielle. She was the first to ask about a second part, and I said she could write a second part if she felt like it. So... she obviously did xD From there, I wrote a third and so on an so forth. There's no specific direction. We'll just see where it goes :D


    11 months ago
  • V-Rose

    Here's Chapter 18 of Flying on Broken Wings!
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203822/version/418542


    11 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    re: Part five has been released of Hate Me, Push Me, Break Me! <3
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203713/version/418539


    11 months ago
  • Deleted User

    This is the sweetest thing--it is filled with so many feelings, emotions! I love the line where it says "Like these bracelets. They may fade, become too worn to wear,
    but the memory still lasts. " GORGEOUS!!


    11 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Re: THANK YOU, JADE! I’m so so grateful for you and your amazing support! It’s so bittersweet that it’s over! I’m gonna go try not to cry now... But anyway, thank you so much again!!!! You have helped me so SO MUCH!


    11 months ago
  • Starcatcher

    Awww this is so cute :) I love your writing! also thank you for your help. It was really helpful (for a lack of a better word)


    11 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Chapter 20 is out!


    11 months ago
  • In Which Yaya Writes

    Also, I totally thought this was going to be about COVID XD. But I like this SO much better XD.


    11 months ago
  • mindfruit (semi-active)

    aww, this is so cute and heartwarming! put a smile on my face :) Also, how was I not following you before? I swear I was....


    11 months ago
  • In Which Yaya Writes

    Awhwhwhwhw, this is so sweet!!! I wrote a poem like this one time, but my bracelets are drawings and letters :). This is so great, I love it! Great job!
    Replying: Yeah, if someone used my street in their story I'd be shocked too, XD. But you're so right! And the mountains are amazing and beautiful and I love them XD.
    Of course! Add me to your list! Should I post mine in chapters? I just started a new series, but I could do both, maybe. But I definitely want to see what happens to Golden Eye!


    11 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    Re: thanks! that was so considerate of you.


    11 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Aww thank you! Your support means a lot to me.


    11 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    Re: aw thanks! actually it was majorly inspired by this piece ( i need to go and edit the footnotes) and by recent texting. but this piece def prompted me to write mine.


    11 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    AAAAAHHHH this is so adorable and whimsical and I can't handle the sweetness


    11 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    oh my goodness, the emotion in this. i feel you. i'm here for you. ah this felt so real and sweet and agonizing and nostalgic. <3


    11 months ago
  • Rohan’s Defender (Semi-Active)

    Aw, this is stunning! I hope whoever this was for gets to read this someday. It’s beautiful!


    11 months ago
  • Just_A_Memory

    Hey! I posted a part three, and I saw that you asked for an update, so here ya are! A somewhat Magical link to dispense you into the next void of words.
    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/203602/version/418047


    11 months ago
  • Rose A

    This was so great! Beautiful! I hope if a special someone exists, you find happiness with them. NOw I'll move on so I don't start going like oohhhhhh
    Re: Thank you. And thank you for the follow! OMG, I have 50 followers now!!! That seems like a milestone. I'll have to write a thank you piece... :)


    11 months ago