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Over and Over, Silence Reigns

January 29, 2019
By starrynite57 SILVER, Rio, Illinois
starrynite57 SILVER, Rio, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." -John Lennon

It’s funny how Death likes to come across as the easier option sometimes. Over and over, it’ll creep into your mind as if to remind you that it still exists as a path to take, how every little thing will improve if you just choose to walk into it’s warm, welcoming, loving embrace.

“I’m what’s left for you now,” he coos.

You stand middle ground, unable to decide if you should choose what’s familiar, Life, or aim for a new experience, Death.

“Come back to me, there will always be ups and downs of living, but I love you no matter, I promise,” pleads Life.

Death scowls across the way and reaches its hand out to you, “Don’t fall for LIfe’s sick game, I really care about you.”

Eventually, you break down. Your family and friends, how would they feel, you consider. As if he read your mind, “You don’t matter to them. I care about you, I’m the one who truly wants what’s best for you,” Death growls.

Life’s eyes are desperate and begging, his mouth stays silent. Both are silent, but silence is worse. You hate the silence. You start to cry, and you collapse onto your knees. You cover your ears and scream. Life and Death rush to either side of you to prove to the other and to you, that they care more. You jerk away from both, suddenly feeling extremely claustrophobic.

“Stop! Leave me to make my own decision! I can’t do it like this!” you writhe. Then they’re gone, they’ve done exactly what you’ve asked. You look up to find that you’re alone.

After contemplating and weighing your options for, what felt like hours, you’ve finally decided your fate. You begin to voice your thoughts, “I imagine Death so much it feels just like a memory, but yet, Life is just so familiar. I… I choose…”

Silence reigns.

The author's comments:

I wrote this in an attempt to express the emotions I was feeling. I had just had an argument and this is how I was feeling immediately afterwards, and as it's mentioned, I've obviously felt this way before. I post this in hope that others can relate to this and know that they're not alone. What inspired me to write this was not only the argument and feelings after, but the song "Over and Over" by Three Days Grace, thus part of the naming. Know that it's okay to feel this way, but I hope anyone who feels this way and reads this, chooses Life, for it does get better, I promise.

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