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there are these roses and they grow outside my window in the spring;
in the summer the sun burns their petals and they die.

i curl into a ball on my bed on the hottest summer days and sing to them -
its like my requiem for the roses.
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you're a gin soaked barroom queen, spilling your thoughts to a stranger. you've abandoned reason and hope and you've forgotten love and dreaming.
all thats left in your alcoholic little mind are tales of better years and ability to hum yourself to sleep - even on the loneliest of nights.

you're close to a tragedy, but you're breathing and you've still got a few smiles left behind that sore face of yours.
--


it's the 5am cold sweats and cigarettes, and the attempts to find a teenage jesus that make me think i'm lost. its the screaming in my sleep and the inability to walk that make me believe i'm not going anywhere.

its the wanting to wake up staring at the sky that keeps me alive.
because there's something about the sky that reminds me of a self portrait and tells me that nothing i leave behind is worth remembering
--


but no matter how hard i try to forget, i still sing to remember the roses from the summer.
i don't even know.
i feel pathetic.
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Caeseigh Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
i could read your writing all day long :heart:
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
aww thank you lovely :heart:
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enter-theboss Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow... the emotions delivered in this story... actually, I almost cried :D
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
aw thank you :hug:
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enter-theboss Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
your welcome :D
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purplepixie88 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely beautiful.
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thank you
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purplepixie88 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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ChaoticToSayTheLeast Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I say her name when I'm trying to sleep.
I scream it through my mind.
I imagine meeting her again years from now, when I'm thin, interesting, and she wants to know me as much as I, her.

Now we feel the same.

It's a beautiful peice.

It should receive a Daily Deviation.
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Aww thank you.
But i never deserve a DD. That's crazy.
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ChaoticToSayTheLeast Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010
Yes i am, Yes you do, and your welcome.
^-^
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Violinetta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
this is amazing...it's great =D
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:iconrachel-rhapsody:
rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
thank you.
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dreamcatchings Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
dear god,:heart:
everything you write, it makes me feel untalented + obsessive.
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
don't feel like that. i bet you're much more talented than me.
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dreamcatchings Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
pahaha, that's where you're wrong.
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xpaganangelx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
amazing hon. :huggle:
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
thank you :hug:
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ChloroformBoy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I like barroom queen !
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:iconrachel-rhapsody:
rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I like you!
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ChloroformBoy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
i like vee !
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galore-smileypie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
this is really gorgeous
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
thank you :heart:
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* Roses...they are my favorite of all, but only because of a nickname created years ago, by the boy I fell in love with first. He shattered me. Time and time and time again...but still, I clung to him, I gasped for him, I gave myself in for him. This piece...it brings that all back for me, and it's a beautiful thing. Because if I hadn't loved him from the start...if I didn't still sometimes love him even now...*sigh again* I'd never have known how to fall to begin with. Excellent word-choice, here. This is lovely.
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Aw I'm so sorry
but thank you :heart:
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betwixtthepages Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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itselliegasp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow. a tale of a life that might be falling apart, but the kind persistence in remembering the usually-taken-for-granted, smaller, beautiful things is what saves sanity. i get it, possibly.

it's a little different i think, but dude, it sure works.

let's quote the beatles and say, "don't carry the world upon your shoulders" -
breathe :) because there is no need to feel pathetic with writing such as this :heart:
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
thank you, ellie. it means a lot.
i just don't even understand myself at the moment
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itselliegasp Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
you'll figure it out. we're teenagers - we always do. :)
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rachel-rhapsody Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Not always.
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itselliegasp Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
when we figure things out, they're not necessarily always for the better - but eventually things do get sorted, whether they involve us or not, i suppose. thats what i like to think anyway; the universe lets things run their course before coming back full circle.
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