camlily

United States

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Is this too repetitive? I had a hard time figuring out what the title should be... is there anything that would have been better? Thanks :)

Breaths.

January 29, 2018

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For the first time, 
We ran down the broken sidewalks.
I fell; my short legs 
Too short to keep up.
But you helped me.
We passed the library 
And our breaths synchronized. 

For the tenth time, 
We ran down the cracked sidewalks.
I was stronger now.
My pace matched yours.
You didn't need to help me.
We passed the library
And continued to run.

For the twentieth time, 
We ran down the sidewalks.
They were no longer broken,
For construction workers had fixed them.
Our feet landed on even ground
As we passed the library 
And our breathing was together.

For the thirtieth time, 
We ran down the worn sidewalks.
Your breaths grew shorter
And you fell behind.  
As we passed the library
You collapsed. 


At the funeral,
I wished that our feet
Would pound on those sidewalks once more.
Because you were there to help me
But I couldn't help you. 








 
:'(

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8 Comments
  • CreativeAngel

    Pureness*
    Casual


    almost 2 years ago
  • CreativeAngel

    I’m trying to be imaginative and creative and awesome as I fill your notifications up with Pyrenees of light and sunshine


    almost 2 years ago
  • CreativeAngel

    Touched
    To the library we go
    Little red riding hood and the big bad wolf


    almost 2 years ago
  • Plausible.Poems

    AW.


    almost 3 years ago
  • camlily

    thank you so much!! :)


    almost 3 years ago
  • Changing Accounts

    oh my gosh no! this is so sad but it's so good. very well written


    almost 3 years ago
  • camlily

    Thanks <3


    almost 3 years ago
  • CreativeAngel

    So touching ;(


    almost 3 years ago