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SufferingWhy do we feel pain?
We who are so easily able to make others laugh and smile with a simple image or words on paper? Why do we hurt when we crave an outlet for expression and to share the creations we made? Is it because for every good thing we do there is a negative?
Why is life so cold sometimes?
It allows us to meet those most precious to us. Our family, friends, heroes, and lovers are all there because we live, and yet as we live we suffer. We seem punished for our joy, and it is not right.
Why do we seek to end it all?
Has the weight of our cross become too much to bear? Will we rather allow ourselves to give up our most precious gift because it is less than we want? Is there no winning for us? Will we merely end ourselves, and the happiness we give others?
I will not lie. Existence is not easy, but it is not sheer suffering.
So long as we are we inspire.
With simple words and crude images we touch the lives of others and allow them to grow, even the smallest thing can make the bi
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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