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she was born on a day when
tectonic plates were crashing against each other
and i think that’s a good metaphor for her:
she was always the kind of person who fought
battles, even ones she couldn’t win.

she was a mess of moments she should have
taken seriously and too many times she tried
to laugh off the pain.

i learned how to care about other people
too much by watching her.

diagnosed as a grenade, she told me one day,
sure to blow up in someone’s face.
you’re going to be fine, i told her.
just let me leave, she said and
i couldn’t.

i wish i had, but i couldn’t,
not until she kicked and screamed her way
out of the doors, resenting everything
that stayed, a friend by memory alone.

i still have the scars  from her detonation.
i will probably carry then with me until
i, too, leave.

fast friends make fast ends make sad ends make
wondering when she stopped caring
enough to not even want to say goodbye.

to the new girl, don’t worry:
i don’t hate you the same way i loved her.
i’m sorry, but i’ve learned to be wary
of blonde girls who draw eyes
on the corners of their papers.

when i look at you,
i will always think of her
and i’ll probably spend most of my life
wondering if she ever found
what she was looking for
to Caitlyn,
I hope you found it, whatever it is
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SoraLove Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Great poem!
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This is fantastic
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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akkajess Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Writer
Hi! :wave:

Your wonderful piece has been featured here: 
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sandramonster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
This is a great piece! :3
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is excellent.  For some reason this seems familiar, though.  Did you already post it in another form?
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
Thank you! and well, I've written a poem about this girl before. I haven't written something quite like this but in my People on Paper series she was my second poem I did.
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BlueDiamondSnow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is really good. So many good lines in it: "she was a mess of moments" is one of my favorites. I love the analogy to a grenade. A fine poem.
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BlueDiamondSnow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be proud! You got her across really well. 
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013   Writer
thank you! i really liked that line, too. I was pretty proud of it--it kind of describes her really well which is hard to do with her. but, anyways, thank you!
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