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behind the mona lisa smile

August 15, 2012
By clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

-tuesday morning-
At one o'clock in the morning the sky is red charcoal in a wood-burning stove.
Deep sangria ashes dusted across white clouds.

-tuesday afternoon-
You know sometimes I wish I could dispose of my emotions.
It would be a freeing sort of experience,
to think clearly without the storms of love.

-wednesday morning-
And yet when I go to bed
I see those red clouds peek through the blinds
on my window.
The light making its way across my face,
reminding me that it is morning.
And I have still not had one hour of sleep.

-wednesday night-
If I could lay my body down and escape for a while,
let my soul run around and live.
I think I would be happier.
Chase bluer skies, away from haunting oceans.
I think I would feel safer.

-thursday morning-
I sometimes feel like the beauty is haunting me,
taunting me,
chasing me.
My eyes are cluttered with sceneries and smiles,
perfect hair and bleeding rainbows.
I am never alone.
Even inside my mind the wind is screaming.
I cast my faith out into the sea.
I'm waging a war against myself
and I'm losing.

-sunday morning-
I put my trust in burning buildings.

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