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i'll walk through hell with you

Message to Readers

"the only way to have a friend is to be one" —ralph waldo emerson

it could have been simple

July 25, 2021

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when I told myself to move on,
I thought my slate would be wiped clean
of all the arguments
and nostalgia that
claws at my conscience in
every burst of flame

to move on
is so much more than
removing that star from your contact, or
no longer lingering on what I could have done, or
letting the words loose before I cover it all with
a shroud of black velvet

I can't help wanting to go back to
what we were;
the smiles and
the laughter and
the trains of never-ending hi's

but I've broken something beautiful,
branded my name with fire, and taken
a tumble, just when I thought
all of this was worth it

maybe it's about time
I summon the resolute to drape
that black winding-sheet
over the twisted friendship
we once had,
hidden from the world
until reminiscence
brings me back
to you

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13 Comments
  • Ismasura

    Really heartbreaking but so beautiful. good job!


    6 days ago
  • Stone of Jade

    oh gosh...i feel this. wow. this is beautifully written in the most heartbreaking way.

    re: also thank you for your comment <3 AND I LOVE YOUR PROFILE PIC!!!


    8 days ago
  • Zirong

    re: I'm doing great! On a semi-hiatus now because school is getting busy :)


    11 days ago
  • HighEntropy

    Re: my favourite mcu character is Loki hehe. The charm is unmatched!


    16 days ago
  • _streaks_of_stars_

    i also love your title so simple and yet in depth


    18 days ago
  • _streaks_of_stars_

    aww, i loved this - so raw and beautiful <33
    if you ever wanna talk, I'm here <33
    But yeah, beautiful piece and so emotionally painful


    18 days ago
  • WrenBirdWrites(hiatus)

    Oh, wow..


    21 days ago
  • Written_In_Water

    Re: thank you! I'm glad you liked the ending haha - and I'm glad you liked my comments


    21 days ago
  • Written_In_Water

    I love love love this! It's so so amazing and brilliantly brilliantly amazing. "claws at my conscience in every burst of flame", "cover it all with a shroud of black velvet", "the trains of never-ending eyes", the whole of the second last stanza - this is stuffed full of excellent phrases and I loved the fire and blackness motifs


    22 days ago
  • Zirong

    "but I've broken something beautiful,/branded my name with fire, and taken/a tumble, just when I thought/all of this was worth it"

    aw this broke my heart in a beautiful way. How have you been?


    22 days ago
  • Ava Marie

    Re: Thank you so much!!!!!!


    22 days ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you <3


    23 days ago
  • kaylasghost

    FJASJFFSJFJS I LOVE THISSSSS!!!!! my fav line is the last three, it has closure but shows how you're still not over them. I'm so sorry, your poem has pain woven between the lines, but you've made it something beautiful; even in a tragic way.


    23 days ago