Dear Past Self,

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Written after a long semester

This slow march towards eternity houses feelings of futility

And the burdens you insist on embracing slip away once you’ve forgiven me

I remember you, spending the days convinced you’d be rescued

Love was taught through the wrinkled pages you underlined in solitude

I know you think there’s something better out there waiting for you

And that the night sky is just a really dark blue

But soon life will reveal itself to be halfhearted and cursory

Birthdays will turn into pointless anniversaries

Your early passion gets exchanged for stubborn ambivalence

And pockets of optimism escape like effervescence

I kept your bad habits and phobias like a family heirloom

Hidden in a promising but wasted guest bedroom

Maybe the dreams you had will come to fruition soon

And maybe I’m wrong about everything I’ve said to you

But I do know that you won’t have the love you find in books

And the night sky is black no matter how many times you look

Submitted: December 15, 2020

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LE. Berry

A great title perfectly reflecting a well written piece that speaks to thought, regret and what is. Loved it sarah emily.

Tue, December 15th, 2020 9:56pm


This took my breath away. I realized as I read the last line that I had been holding my breath. I felt like I was there in these feelings. You are a wonderful writer and portray the emotions onto the reader.

Wed, December 16th, 2020 12:32am

Peter Abec

You clearly experienced these emotions. And you taught them to us; thanks.

Fri, September 10th, 2021 1:38pm

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