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“so, i guess that’s that.”

“i guess it is.”

“i want you to know that i’m going to think about you. every night.”

“i imagine i’ll think about you too.”

“i’ll probably cry in my pillow when our song comes on my shuffle and i’ll dig up that picture i buried in the back of my closet when i threw away the rest.”

“why will you keep it?”

“because we look happy and somewhere down the road i’ll be happier for having kept it. not at first, because at first it’s going to sting like hell. which is why i’ll bury it. but in the middle of the night when i don’t have the sun to shine in my eyes and distract me, i’ll need to look at it and remind myself that the tears are worth it.”

“i don’t want to make you cry.”

“i know and that’s part of the reason why they’ll be worth it. you aren’t stealing them from me, i’m giving them freely. i won’t be crying because you betrayed me, i’ll be mourning the natural death of our relationship. it had a shorter life span than i had been hoping for, but it would be cruel to keep it on life support.”

“so we can be friends?”

“in time. it’s not your fault, but i’m likely to be mad and bitter for a while and it won’t be fair to put that strain on a friendship when it’s undeserved. i’ll just need the mad to keep me strong and the bitter to help face gossiping eyes. i’ll probably be short with you when you talk to me and snide when you don’t. please, don’t take it personally. understand, it will be more survival than anything.”

“i’ll try. and understand when i have a new girl and i’m holding her tight, it’s not to cut at you, it’s to keep my arms from reaching for you. and when i kiss her when you’re walking by, it will be to keep my breath from forming pleas to catch your trailing feet.”

“i’ll do my best to walk fast. and i want you to know that i’ll likely still love you for a while, but it will be more of an echo than a living thing. love is a habit that’s hard to break. so i’ll pick up my phone two or three times a day to call you before i put it down. i’ll turn on my turn signal to go to your house before i adjust my wheel and go straight instead. that will hurt more than anything, the empty space that i’ll have to fill. the time i used to devote to you will be a harsh reminder every day.”

“i’ll do my best to make it easy then. when i want to send you a picture that i know you’ll appreciate, i’ll stop myself. even when i’m aching to make you laugh. when i see you’re cold, i’ll stop myself from putting my arm around you. i won’t say we’ll do this together because we have to do it alone, but i’ll do my best to pave the road for you. because i might not love you like i did, but i’ll care for you, even when it seems like i don’t.”

“this is going to be hard.”

“i know.”

“having to find my feet again, having to regrow my spine, having to take my heart back from your chest. it was warm there – it’s cold now. so cold.”

“you’ll find a way to warm it back up.”

“yes, i will. and if it means making a fire by burning your pictures, try to understand.”
{"oh, simple thing, where have you gone?
i'm getting old and i need something to rely on
so, tell me when you gonna let me in
i'm getting tired and i need somewhere to begin
and if you have a minute why don't we go
talk about it somewhere only we know?
this could be the end of everything
so why don't we go, so why don't we go?"
--keane

full title: try to understand, i'll need to hate you to stop loving you.

i am dialogue happy.
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:iconger62:
ger62 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
wow. very very well done. just wow.
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Freak-Nock Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reading this after just having a big break up ... baaaaaaaaad
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adnega Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, well said. I know I'm a late comer, but I just now have a kid to read to so I'm perusing children and teen lit :-p
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lyzzern Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, this masterpiece could not be better, but you just had to put "Somewhere Only We Know" in the description. Anyway, I hate it when relationships come to an end, be them love or friendship, both hurt as hell when you think back at them, but these too, you showed them like they have no problems with each other at all, what's wrong?
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redrose55x Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*sniff* I'm gonna need this... *sniff* *favs*
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madmad295 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Photographer
this is deep :)
and sad :(
but beautiful nonetheless :)
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mybeautifulparanoiax Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried reading this.
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NeyG14 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're an amazing writer. This piece made feel better although at first it left a bittersweet taste... I learned to love it with time. The beauty and elegance in this is... jaw dropping. Thank you so much.
Love and Rockets,
Ney
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jnarochel17 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's lovely. If only all breakups could be the logical and amicable.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
wouldn't that be nice?
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rushpython Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Brilliant. The sad part was that was my week last week... :(
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emilyisaninja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student General Artist
i love it :3
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saphire456213 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This piece made me cry, the straight emotion. Magnificent, with such raw truth to it.
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VampiressBite Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:iconiloveyouplz:
I love that song!
(it's also the only song I've gotten 'Singstar' rating on with Singstar... :XD:)

Beautiful imagery, lovely writing all round.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
haha, yayyyy! :D
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:iconarriatta:
arriatta Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
this is by far one of the greatest things ive ever read. especialy right now for me. i love it. its amazing :D
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you soso much :heart:
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rawrjustlooking Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This poem was the reason I fell in love with your work, it's such a cool, 'unspoken' conversation. Love it <3
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you so much :heart:
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:iconrunningbear5858:
RunningBear5858 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Omigosh.... I feel like I can relate to this so, so well.
You've captured the emotions so well, excellent job. :)
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you so much :heart:
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Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
[link] Featured because I love it! :love:
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
d'aw, thank you!
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Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:blowkiss:
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MekaMouse Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Student Writer
I loved that last line.
You can't just be friends right off the bat it's true I'm sure. Because part of you will ache for them because for so long they were a part of you.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
it's hard to be friends, but with time, i think it's possible. but, like you said, not right away.
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:iconmekamouse:
MekaMouse Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Student Writer
absolutely :hug:
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Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow! :love:
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Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Epi74 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010   Photographer
Very true. Well written at that!
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you so much.
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:iconepi74:
Epi74 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010   Photographer
You're welcome! :D
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rawrjustlooking Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so *honest*- as if the two people had to take some kind of truth serum in order to have the conversation. Very cute though, and interesting. <3
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you :]
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rawrjustlooking Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you are so welcome
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LittleDragonWings Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I really like this
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you!
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NevrWithoutaNotebook Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
This is cool.^^

But I also have a question: After you post a piece of writing on DA, does that mean you lose the right to publish and sell it?

Thanks. :)
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you! :] and no, i still maintain all copyrights after i post.
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NevrWithoutaNotebook Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
OK cool! And thanks. :D
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smilewithlove Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you :]
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smilewithlove Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome
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Chiainistic Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
... this is... perfect now.

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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you so much :heart:
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Chiainistic Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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DontSayILoveYou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
this is heart breaking and beautiful :)
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
aw, thank you!:heart:
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kitkatgurl007 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
this is oddly beautiful. i love it :)
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