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WOW! This is like the hardest thing I have ever written lol :P It legit took me like half an hour. I know it's a bit all over the place, but seriously, it is SO HARD. I really struggled finding ways to use white, so I repeated the 'black and white' thing, whoops. But anyway, I really hope you enjoy, cause I put a lot of work into this. (and in the beginning, I used my own structure for the words, until I realized it was the wrong one, so I had to throw out a whole stanza *sniff*) ANYWAYS ENJOY!

a thing of beauty

March 30, 2021

The sun hid its face today, and now all I see is rain.
It is just like the rest of us, I suppose, since we're all falling.
Yet in its own way, it carries a strange beauty.
The sky is grey, and the clouds are no longer a puffy white.
I guess we can all relate to the storm clouds, since we're always running.
Sometimes I wonder why we bother living, when we're all succeeded by death.

I think a lot about death,
How we come and go like the rain,
How we're always running,
Yet, at the same time, we cannot stop falling.
I wear black dresses now, you know, I used to only wear white.
But then, this world feels so void of beauty. 

People say dying is a thing of beauty,
That it is natural, that we should link arms with death.
At their funerals, they wear white,
And remind each other that we are just like the rain,
That we're all just falling.
I don't care; I'm never going to stop running.

But I do get tired of running...
I'm old now, and perhaps that's what took my beauty.
My eyes rain now; the cloud's tears never stop falling.
It's comical, I suppose, yet I am still so afraid of death.
But it is never ending, the rain.
So my world stays in black and white.

I feel my life fading; my skin didn't use to be this white.
But I can't stop running, I'll never stop running.
I wish the sun would smile upon me, but the clouds keep crying rain.
People say the world is full of beauty,
But I think they forgot to mention death.
And that we're all just falling-

I'm tired of falling,
And seeing only black and white,
But what an elusive thing is death,
It keeps you guessing so you never stop running.
In death, I find no beauty.
Oh stop the endless, endless rain.

But now I'm falling into the arms of death,
I wonder, will they wear white for me, and will the sunshine ever end the rain?
I've stopped running, because maybe, just maybe, death is a thing of beauty.

End words: rain, falling, beauty, white, running, death.


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  • useless :)

    oh my gosh wow this is beautiful!
    i took one look at this prompt and i was like nope haha, probably cuz writer's block but i would definitely have not been able to do it nearly as well as you did, this was amazing! ik this was a little while ago but i love this, you're so talented!

    6 months ago
  • barelybear

    Ah woahhhh! This was such a hard prompt so I was like errr let’s look at some published and oh my — wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. This is so amazing! I love the way all your ideas link together, but each stanza seems like a fresh event and perspective. Very talented <3
    Have a great dayyy!!

    6 months ago
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    6 months ago
  • Awesome Sienna

    Re: aggggh! I'm so not jealous rn.

    6 months ago
  • Nyla

    RE: Aww of course! And oooh AWESOME!!

    6 months ago
  • Nyla

    Wow, this is so awesome I love it!! This prompt is honestly pretty hard but I think you nailed it! I love the way it's a whole story woven throughout this character's life and how they're constantly thinking about and coming to terms with death! It's an amazing idea and executed really well!
    RE: Awww thank you so much!! And of course!! And ooh wait, lol, I think that’s the show I meant haha! But yeah it’s so cool! HAHA “re to your re”- love that!

    6 months ago