A promise once kept

A promise once kept

A Story by emily

It hurts. My chest hurts from not being able to breath. My head hurts from those nasty thoughts racing through my head. My arms hurt from where I keep scratching myself. My ears hurt from the yelling back and forth. My eyes hurt from the unshed tears. Everything hurts and I can't deal with it. I'm sad all the time. I'm tired. I feel sick. When I eat, I eat a lot or not at all. I skip breakfast and dinner, only finding an appetite during lunch. I buy a breakfast at school, but I don't want to eat it. I look in the mirror and I see a younger version of me...scared and alone. A younger version of me with eyes who have seen too much and a heart that has been broken then glued back together only to be broken again. I see a younger version of me trying to soothe a crying toddler in her arms, trying to protect her from this cruel reality we live in. I see myself hugging her close, I see myself hugging my crying sister because she was in pain. When I hugged her, we would repeat a promise we have made each other. "We will always be together. No one can tear us apart. We will fight together or die trying. We will live together, and we will strive together." We have kept to this promise. But living hurts. Fighting hurts. I don't even know what we're fighting for anymore. I want to live in a world with no pain, no sadness or fear. I don't want to have to be afraid anymore or wonder which day would be my last. I want to be able to have fun without worrying about the consequences. I want to go to school and not have to worry about safety. I want to be able to climb trees withough worrying about falling. And if I do fall, I hope someone will be there to catch me.

© 2019 emily


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Live life to the fullest. That is all any of us can ever do. In the end we will all be one with nature but until that day we must do our best to live. As for your last line "And if I do fall, I hope someone will be there to catch me." reminds me of a song. I have to ask is this a metaphor or not? Do you literally want someone to be there to catch you or do you just want someone always there to catch you in your hardships?

Posted 5 Months Ago


emily

5 Months Ago

Yeah, this was a metaphor meaning that someone will always be there to help me up when I fall down. .. read more
noah

5 Months Ago

I don't think it's that cheesy. You have to be careful in life with that. Someone might offer you wh.. read more

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Sun Prairie, WI



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I am 17 born on August 4, 2002. I like to make friends on this site so feel free to message me whenever. I enjoy writing poetry but most of the time the words sound good in my head, but fall apart onc.. more..

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