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being an adult means knowing
that there are things much scarier
than spiders, or snakes, or clowns.

the ocean, for one.
losing your parents.

empty tequila bottles.
unanswered questions.

waking up, still reaching
for someone who left you
a long time ago.


--


i live like there’s an end for me
because there is.

look,
plants will wilt.
forests will burn down.
eventually, even the stars will burn out.

people will come to us.
they will touch us. they will hurt us.
they may keep us. they may not.

but i never hold on too tight
because when it’s time, my time,
i’ll only be letting go.


--


the heart has valves
that constantly open and close
giving love, taking love.
and my best advice
is to be selfish.

know when you’ve had enough.
know when you deserve better.
close the valves and
keep some love for yourself.

know that you are perfect
even if you eat that second cheeseburger
because there’s magic in this world.

we’re proof of it.


--


apeirophobia
is fear of the infinite.

i suppose my fear is the exact opposite
because i cannot put into words how terrifying it is
to think that, at one point, i could see somebody i loved
and realize that there’s nothing left for them
inside of me.

not even hatred.

i don’t fear the unknown.
i fear what is already known:
that love – love that can stretch for miles,
love that can overcome cities and seas and continents


can, one day, vanish.
athazagoraphobia: the fear of being replaced, ignored, or forgotten.

I feel like so many people are afraid to die. I used to be one of them, until I realized that we're here for a reason. When people come to us, it's for a reason. When people love us, it's for a reason. When people hurt us, it's for a reason. When people leave us, it's for a reason - and, even if they're gone, their memory will never be erased. And we will always be blessed, with the time we'd had with them.

One more to go.
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tsubaki-nanaseR08 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Artist
this is such a deep poem. to be honest with you, i feel as if i can relate to this poem. the only thing that hurts me
the most is dying without love--or worse dying with someone who has a deadly disease and never had loved you at all.
So, I would rather be nothing by myself than to be nothing with someone else.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Writer
"So, I would rather be nothing by myself than to be nothing with someone else."
That's a great quote. And thank you for your kind words. :)
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tsubaki-nanaseR08 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Artist
you're welcome.
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flummo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Student Writer
this is breathtaking. i fucking mean that.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much. :love:
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fearing what is already known....yup.

This is really amazing. <3
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   Writer
Thank you very much. :)
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avalanchepark Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
"the heart has valves
that constantly open and close
giving love, taking love.
and my best advice
is to be selfish.

know when you’ve had enough.
know when you deserve better.
close the valves and
keep some love for yourself. "

this part is a great poem alone - like a painting on the wall in a painting :>)
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Writer
Thank you very much!
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Writer
This is one of those poems that, though simple leave an incredible message behind that leaves you with a bot of a feeling in your gut like dead weight. I just... I the emd this piece almost forces the reader to fight back , entally woth the narrarator of the story and say "no! It's not true! There is somethong that makes it worth it!" And it's an imteresting sensatiom. However, this poem really is set apart from other poems trying to convey the same or a similar message by being incredibly well- written.

I'm so glad I got to read thos womder piece!
Thanks for sharing. :)
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
Not a problem! :D And thank you for your wonderful review.
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IsabellaMichel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Writer
You're quite welcome. ^^
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WWWisme-EC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think you're one of the only writers I would stay up late to read all the works of on this site.  Because honestly, they describe life in a way I've never seen before. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Writer
That means a lot, thank you. :love:
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:iconizfish:
izfish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have that fear.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Writer
It's nice to know I'm not alone on that. :iconsadhugplz:
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:iconizfish:
izfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... I just don't want to not have existed.
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soynovember Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i'm repeating everyone in saying so, but this is so simply beautiful.

it touched me in a way that i don't think words ever have before, so for
that i thank you. you're quite inspiring, i'm glad i had a chance to read this. ♥
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Writer
Thank you. :heart: Your words mean a lot.
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soynovember Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome. c:
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ThatSparklyStalker Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
First this part:
"know that you are perfect
even if you eat that second cheeseburger
because there’s magic in this world.

we’re proof of it."

Then this part: 
"i don’t fear the unknown.
i fear what is already known:
that someday, love – love that can stretch for miles,
love that can overcome cities and seas and continents


can, one day, vanish."

then I'm just dying in front of my laptop, blinded by your ability to weave words into something so simple yet so achingly beautiful

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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Writer
:blush: Oh my god, thank you. That's so sweet of you. 
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss

"I am dying. Every day, with every breath I draw, I am closer to the end of my life. For we are born with a finite number of breaths, and each one I take edges the sunlight that is my life toward the inevitable dusk."

-Drizzt Do'Urden

 

Be wacky, live life to its fullest, hold someone close, live life

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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Writer
Life is beautiful and worth living. I love the uncertainty, I love the vastness of it.

And those quotes are breathtaking. <3
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Glad you like the quotes the spoken by Drizzt Do'Urden (a fictional character) is the creation of R. A. Salvatore but the quote none the less is my favorite.
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Versonas Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Bravo!
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
:bow: Thank you, thank you!
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vergilusphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have the words to describe how honest this poem is... :) that's how life is, I think I can safely say I have this phobia :D

Amazing work, Loved it <3
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you so much. :love:
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Cyan-Airus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, describes your feelings extremely well, and all in a nice little, well written poem.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
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Joker4342 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I want to personally thank you.

This is the first poem that I've seen on DA that wasn't gut-wrenchingly bad. It was actually very original and all around very nice.

Almost all the ones I've seen here are obnoxious, angsty trash. It's really nice to see that a few people here know what they're doing.

You have a real talent for this.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you.
Though I'll confess, sometimes it feels like I'm responsible for some of that "angsty trash." I try my best to make my work positive, though it gets away from me occasionally. All I can say is, I don't like how this generation romanticizes sadness and pain one bit. 
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Joker4342 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Indeed, but at least now I see that there's a few people on DA who can still make really nice poems. Honestly, this one is one of the best poems I've seen in a very long time.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Writer
That's incredibly sweet. Thank you. :)
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monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
absolutely gorgeous, and yet terrifying at the same time. I am still severely thanotophobic, but reading this from someone who's surpassed it gives me hope, and that is something as beautiful as the poem itself; at least for me. 
but as for the poem itself, it was beautiful, heart-wrenchingly so. It puts into words what we as human beings are subject to and sometimes realize, sometimes don't. Every word breathes emotion, and even now, I can feel my eyes watering and my throat tighten just a bit, taking it all in.
this is such a wonderful, and meaningful thing to read, and I'm so glad I got the chance to see it
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you, for that beautiful review. :heart: It means a lot to me that you liked my work so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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monochromera Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
you are most welcome ^.^ 
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful and sad at the same time. Any writer who can pull off that combination is definitely worthy of praise. Good job. :)
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
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Garrison-Kelly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anything for a fellow writer. :)
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singagainsoon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous, and exactly how I feel right now. you're a very talented writer.

close the valves and
keep some love for yourself

i really needed to read that today. thank you.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
You're welcome. :hug: And thank you.
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singagainsoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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TheCreativeUserName Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thanks! :D
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BlackSilhoutte Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
" I don't fear the unknown.
I fear what is already known."

Oh that line was amazing!
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013   Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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