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This Is for You, Rachael MAG

April 15, 2011 PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
24 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

I sit by the window seat
Watching nature continue to bloom
Watching the world continue to spin
But to me today is the end of the world
Because you are gone
I close my eyes
And a hint of a smile forms on my cracked lips
Because I'm thinking about you
I feel your warm touch as you squeeze my fingers
I smell the fragrance of your hair as you lean in for a hug
I see your smile that brightens the room
I taste our delicious memories of pizza at midnight and cake on my birthday
Then I tremble because your absence hurts
An ache in the part of my heart that you took when you left
But suddenly it's all okay
Because I hear your laugh
Like the chiming of hopeful bells
Signaling a new day

The author's comments:
My sister's friend Rachael (age 14) recently committed suicide. This is for her.

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on May. 27 2013 at 8:09 am
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

first of all, love your username. second, this is a beautiful poem. really is. i would be honored if someone wrote somthing like this for me. i'm so sorry about rachel. hope you can make amends  

on Feb. 5 2012 at 11:30 am
Blacknblue_kissez BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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This is beautiful.

on Dec. 20 2011 at 5:54 pm
LiVeLaUgHlOvE__ GOLD, Geneva, New York
13 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life as if you'll die tomorrow, Dream as if you'll live forever.

Im very sorry about Rachel, and this poem is beautiful!