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Here I came down crashing
And tumbling after I tripped
When walking the high wire.

I fall into the arms of vanity:
"How could she do that to me?"
And tears of self pity wet my cheeks.

"That's so wrong, oh so wrong!",
The friend inside me cries.
But we don't cry for the same thing.

"Think of her instead of you.
Don't be selfish when she's in need.",
Love insists as stolidly as can be.

"I can't take another loss!",
The wounded heart aches
Putting on the armor of ice.

And in this confusion there's a voice,
Gently it whispers in my ear:
"Let me tell you a myth I know.

Let go of the beloved dead
Else your tears will hold them back
So they can't enter the afterlife.

You did all you can do,
Gave all there was to give
To find peace, let them go."

The icy armor melts into tears
Of all the shades of love,
Filling the holes like serum.

I get up on my knees,
Tears are still streaming down,
But with a smile on my face

I hear me whispering: "Goodbye"
Two deaths within two weeks.
But after fighting hard to prevent the second, someone helped me realising that I need to let go. Sometimes it's harder to let go, but by now, I feel as if it's the right thing to do. I still wish it wasn't like this though.
The myth referred to is a slavic myth a close friend told me. I found comfort and peace in her words. Also, because they remind me of what I always want for myself:
Let me go and I'll be always by your side.*

*: roughly translated line of the song "Freiheit" by Saltatio Mortis
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LustfulDevil Featured By Owner May 25, 2013   Writer
Very nice poem, I could feel the emotion
Sorry for your losses
Diluculi Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
LustfulDevil Featured By Owner May 26, 2013   Writer
you're welcome:)
Contradictory55 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Writer
My condolences. It sounds like you're getting better though, but still. I'm sorry for your losses :huggle:
Diluculi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   Writer
I'm sorry to have caused so much pain.
Diluculi Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I told you don't be.
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