March 23, 2016

it's funny



it's funny - how things look over your shoulder.
i run like the breath of heaven through the trees.
over the road, where the oak brush grows heavy and warm.
past the gate, where the locust curls around the logs.
beyond the path to the hidden places, where the ghosts of summer forgot to die.

i hear your voice in the growing light
laughing
and i remember so many things that suddenly
i am so happy i cannot remember being sad
and there is no metaphor in the world to make up for it.

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i jolt awake.
the walls are all dressed in moonlit cream tonight, in silky patterns made of darkness,
and it's too late for little girls to be awake.
but i look back at you over my shoulder,
and you wave to me.
i know you are saying goodbye, and i know that i am finally ready
for this
to end.

it is completely silent
and i feel so completely Loved that suddenly
i am so happy i cannot remember being sad.
and there is no metaphor in the world to make up for it.

it's funny.


how things look over your shoulder.

xx




28 comments:

  1. Wow, that first part was just...wow! I could seriously almost smell the forest<3

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  2. laughter is in the pit of my stomach and the snow is blowing hard and all i can think of is how loved we are. reading in Romans today and He told me that nothing can separate us from His love. not even loneliness, babe. not distance. not sin. not bitterness. not idols.

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  3. Every time you post something it's the highlight of my day!

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  4. gorgeous. i love //this// so much.

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  5. oh man. wow.
    you make my heart hurt.

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    1. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    2. didn't mean to post that as a reply but oh well

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    3. YOU GUYS ARE THE WORST I LOVE YOU ALL

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    4. how do i even respond to all of these in order okay this is for the girls who make life complicated. you're my people. xx

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  6. ASDFGHJKL HOW ARE YOU THIS TALENT? You must have a magical word witch at your disposal or something. xD

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. WOOOOO YOU GUESSED THE SECRET DANGIT. xx

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  7. Very nicely written. Things do look funny over one's shoulder...but it is important to keep moving forward nonetheless.

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  8. OHHHHHH MY WORD ADELAIDE THIS IS SO GORGEOUS. and the first paragraph: "Where the oak brush grows heavy and warm...where the ghosts of summer forgot to die..." ....like. WOW.

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  9. The first time I read this (yes I have read it multiple times) I was in tears. Good, happy tears. I know I'm reading a very talented writer when I get like that. Someone with a heart sorta like mine, too, since the lines resonate with me so well.

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  10. wait wait wait wait

    hold up i'm trying to catch up with the perfection that is this post

    ily xxxxx

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  11. where the ghosts of summer forgot to die <3 wwwwwwwwowww. This has been deep.

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    1. welcome to the depths. xxx LOVE YOU WOW.

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be kind.

xx