sweeterchord • [ The Moon Shadows ] •
And what right have I to say that you are merely a piece of my story when you too have a story of your own?
You are a multi-volume novel; even when all we see is a calligraphic "The."
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To Be A Song; poem 86b
1d

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sweeterchord • [ The Now That Is ] •
For the doors that are bolted shut. For the window panes too scratched and dusty to see through. And for all the handles that refuse to budge.
This is your song.
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To Be A Song; poem 86
2d

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sweeterchord • [ The Numb We Already Aren’t Feeling ] •
I thought of leaving you a message and saying "Hi. I'm sorry."
And then I remembered that I cannot explain anything and my words no longer matter to you.
But hi. I'm sorry.
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Unwritten, Unsent; poem 88
3d
  •   ahmyrmo Sometimes that's all you can say. Sometimes you can't explain it, and you shouldn't because it wouldn't be real and the words wouldn't be able to say what you truly feel. Because it can't be explained. Sometimes a few words are enough. Sometimes you're enough. 3d
  •   sweeterchord @ahmyrmo but how do you know when. 3d
  •   ahmyrmo You don't. But you will. Someday. You will realize when sometimes is. But in the mean time, you have to keep trying and know that you'll remember, they'll remember. Someday. 3d
  •   brittpop_ Love this! 3d
  •   sweeterchord @brittpop_ thank you! Glad you do :) 3d
  •   hutchinsonmedia I've experienced part of this before, and it sucks. I'm sorry you're going through it too. 3d
  •   sweeterchord @hutchinsonmedia thanks, David. I appreciate the thought 3d

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sweeterchord • [ The Other Side Of The Mirror ] •
You have woven expectations into the fabric of hope, such that the latter isn't its purity anymore and now it's hard to distinguish between the two.
Why is it a problem to say, "no"?
You don't have to have your lifetime set before you turn 25. You try too hard sometimes, dear one. Just be.
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To Be A Song; poem 85
4d

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sweeterchord • [ The Pebbles In My Pockets ] •
When words aren't enough. When photos fade into sepia. When ink bleeds and pens refuse to move.
These will be my memories. And they will someday add up to a weight that demands to be noticed.
And I will carry them.
Until I finally remember who I am.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 82
6d

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sweeterchord • [ The Place Where Solitude is Born ] •
"I think sometimes you don't see yourself."
Maybe more than sometimes, dear one. I've defined deflection as humility and now I no longer know how to believe you.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 81
|| Sunrise. ||
1w

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sweeterchord • [ The Star Dust That Covers Us ] •
How many times have I nervously stared down at my feet and missed the meteor showers all around me?
How many times have I missed You?
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Unwritten, Unsent; poem 87
1w

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sweeterchord • [ The Untitled ] •
You're the sketch that I can never quite eke out of my pen.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 80
|| This is my school, where I'll be serving as a Spiritual Life Advisor for freshman ladies this year. They arrive tomorrow!! I'm so excited for this year and for all that's to come! ||
2w

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sweeterchord • [ The Choice That I Will Always Make ] •
Adventures aren't the same anymore; for You lead like a cartographer and fill in all the places the map left out.
You have changed me.
I want no more than this journey.
I can want no less than You.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 79
|| Revisiting older Malibu memories and getting excited to make new ones this year. ||
2w

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sweeterchord • [ The Hidden Magnet Still Pulls ] •
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is look around and realize that you've become the person you swore you'd never be.
You do what you don't believe in. You say what you don't mean. And the way you love defies the very definition of the word.
You are not you anymore.
And I miss you.
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To Be A Song; poem 84
2w

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sweeterchord • [ The List Isn't Just A List ] •
And what will you do when this fades? When you can no longer relive moments in your mind because details are hazy and memory isn't enough?
I will keep them here. Here where they will remind me. And maybe someday I'll realize they didn't matter. But I want the opportunity to decide that they didn't.
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To Be A Song; poem 96
3w

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sweeterchord • [ The Devouring Threat ] •
The waves are coming, dear one.
They will drag you under, confuse your direction, bash you against the rocks, and fill you until you're sputtering for breath and scrambling for the surface.
And you can either give in or start swimming. And you'll be faced with this same decision with each subsequent moment.
Keep kicking.
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To Be A Song; poem 94
|| Yellowstone ||
3w

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sweeterchord • [ The Hope That Lies in You ] •
"You don't have to be scared."
But how?
How can you be so sure that the waves won't take me down with them? How can you know that these days won't become all I know? How do you know that they're not too strong?
"Because I Am."
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To Be A Song; poem 95
|| I have a tea pot, guys. My dorm room is now officially homey. ||
3w

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sweeterchord • [ The Minotaur's Cousin ] •
And what if somewhere, deep down, we are realizing that there's a coward living that we never wanted the world to meet, and so we keep planting ourself on tall places to prove it wrong.
But it lives. And these rocks cannot topple the Jericho we have built to hide it from the world.
And now we're the ones struggling to get out.
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To Be A Song; poem 93
3w

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sweeterchord • [ The Pinholes In My Lampshade ] •
I tried to catch a piece of light every day. I tried to keep them for you in the mason jar behind my teapot and when people asked what these were, I would just say "Wait."
But my fingers are made of scars and not star dust. So all I have are memories and little moments and I hope you someday see that they are the stars.
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Unwritten, Unsent; poem 85
|| Oh, the gems that @m_dunc leaves on my camera after she uses it. ||
4w

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sweeterchord • [ The Mint Condition Rust ] •
There are so many words that you will never read. They're buried somewhere deeper than 6 feet, locked without a key, and I lost the map.
But I'm not sure it counts as hiding when the reality is that I've never been able to write them in the first place.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 72
4w
  •   ahmyrmo That's a whoa "oh". Your words. Your title. Oh. It had my head spinning. So yes it's a good oh 4w
  •   sweeterchord @ahmyrmo sometimes it's fun to not get a sneak preview and just be surprised ;) 4w
  •   ahmyrmo Both are good places to be. Both have the power to knock me off my feet and forcing me to remind myself to breathe. The smile. Oh the way it makes the corners of my mouth curl. And you're always ridiculous. I appreciate you and your ways. 4w
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  •   sweeterchord @ahmyrmo ️I guess it is pretty haha. Thank you thank you :) I appreciate you too. 4w
  •   sweeterchord @shir_agam 4w
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sweeterchord • [ The Windchimes On The Old House Still Sing In My Dream ] •
"There's something I have to tell you," they say, in voices barely louder than the rain.
But shh. It's a secret.
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Hummingbird Pulse; poem 71
4w

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sweeterchord • [ The Dawn Doesn't Apologize ] •
"Just watch the sun, please, my dear. And then someday you will look around and realize that I'm still here no matter how many times you didn't believe it."
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Unwritten, Unsent; poem 82
1mon

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sweeterchord • [ The Dancer Is More Than Physics ] •
Ignore the voices that claim to know what it means to be creative. (Their waltz is not yours, dear one, no matter the applause they receive.)
Instead, seek out the people who live their creativity and refuse to get stuck in technicalities or logic. For it is they who will remind you to keep moving.
Even when everything else around you has come to a stop.
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To Be A Song; poem 92
1mon

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sweeterchord • [ The Heartbeats Are Proof ] •
Please don't let anyone convince you that you're not enough.
You are so much more than the world gets to see.
And you matter.
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To Be A Song; poem 91
|| Adventuring and sharing hearts are two things that should go together more often. And this lovely lady has a wonderful one. @hannah.aspen ||
1mon

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