When it Rings Will You Answer?

One and One and One is Three

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“She wasn’t born with a soul. She was born an empty shell, but she has learned to adapt. You were not the first and you won’t be the last. She lives, she survives by her perfectly faked smile. It distracts from her cold and unfeeling eyes. She saps the life from those foolish enough to get close. I think you know this. I think you KNEW this. You were a willing participant in the whole charade for two years. You felt that you were becoming weaker the longer it went on. The weaker you felt, the more you fought to pull her close. You were a goddamn junkie.

When she saw this, she knew she had taken everything she could from you. You were no longer vital to her survival. In fact, you had become a competing vacuous vessel. She was finished. When she walked away you were left as she was born, an empty, soulless shell. You know this to be true. It was cold. It was callous. It was expected.

There is good news though, friend. You are not dead. You are very much alive. You may think the world has ended. You may feel that there is no hope left, but friend, with every new breath you take in there is new hope. With every exhalation you will feel less pain. You may not believe me at this very moment so I say, for the time being, it is better to feel pain and sorrow than to feel nothing at all. For pain and sorrow pass, I promise you that. To feel nothing is to be numb, and friend, to be numb is a fate far worse than you’d imagine. Do not let her emptiness consume you. I need to know you are still in there. Your heart still beats the same kind and compassionate blood it always has. Your soul, though battered, still shines. Light comes from within, so shine, like I know you can, friend.”



Written by josiahh

July 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Posted in Creative Writing

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