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In A Silent Place

The shadow in the corner
stiller than a statuette, with wings of dust
three dead flowers at her feet
A little girl who's lost a bit more than her faith
She clasps her hands together, praying to no gods at all
asking for a selfish thing, she knows
But she hopes that prayers go far above the clouds

The sun is shining through the window
picking up the dust
like gold it flitters through her tangled hair
and lands beside her silent chair
But something is still melancholy
perhaps the way she leans against the wall
or maybe just the fragrance on the air

Sometimes people say that she's an angel
but angels do not cry alone at night
and sometimes people say that she's a demon
but demons do not cry at all
And she knows that the world is unfair
she's not sure why she ever wishes otherwise
but some days she finds herself believing anyway

The little girl takes off her masquerade
her face is sad, but no tears fall
the last cry happened too long ago
it's been many days since she learned to be strong
Dry-eyed, she stares before her on the floor,
regretting everything she's done, a short sigh,
And wonders if girls with dust-wings can fly

It's not to be altruistic or anything
she doesn't want to make herself seem victimized
all she wants is the relief of something sure
even if it means letting go a little more
Perhaps caring is a fatal weakness
but perhaps the dawn can sing her song
so for now nothing will be wrong

...and just for now is enough
I...wish I had a preview picture for this. I really can imagine a photograph or something of a girl in a white dress sitting next to a wall, across from a window, with late afternoon sunlight filtering through.

For some reason I'm also reminded of an English garden.

Anyway. This was written on a really, really bad day, but it generally helps me to deal with things by writing, sometimes about what's bothering me, and sometimes about random stuff. This is one of the cases where it ended up halfway in between.

Don't worry, I'm not actually manic-depressive.
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Fire-Chan9490 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Whoa. That was very angst-ful and pretty at the same time. I hope you're feeling better. :hug:

It paints a nice picture. :)
AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ohhh, this was a LOOONG time ago. I was in kind of a pissy mood earlier due to pchem, but that puts anyone in a pissy mood. ^^

Glad you like it.
Fire-Chan9490 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
... well, I suppose I should've figured from the description.

I dunno why, but it reminds me kinda of Claire or Elizabeth from Change of Heart. IT WAS A SUPER BOOK. Even though I'm really not into religiousness. But it was really epic. It wasn't all, "BELIEVE IN GOD OR YOU SHALL GO TO HELL," so yeah...
AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I haven't read that. >.>

Granted, I'm not religious at all either, but occasionally I do write poems involving God (which has nothing to do with whether I believe in spiritual beings, and more to do with the fact that it fits into my writing).
Fire-Chan9490 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I thought it was going to be boring. And then I read it.

Agh, my non-religiousfulness stems from Catholic kindergarten. God was just too abstract a subject for my little 5 year old mind to grasp.
AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hm, my parents aren't particularly religious either, so that's probably a good reason I'm not. I dunno, I'm REALLY not a big fan of Jodi Piccoult. Her stuff is...really girlish literature.
Fire-Chan9490 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
I wasn't so sure about her, but my friend shoved the book into my arms and told me that I absolutely had to read it. But I haven't read any of her other stuff.

My grandparents are religious, so I went to church with them, even though I thought it was somewhat pointless. I stopped once my friend moved, though.
AuroraExecutionchan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I just shelved a lot of her books at the library, and thought they looked like not very much my style.

Hmm...that seems like generally why people are religious, cause their family is. Mine just really isn't? I dunno why...kinda weird.
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