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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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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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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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