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WORDS FROM FRIENDS

Valentine

 

MY VALENTINE FOR THE WORLD

 

This is for the ones who believe they shine too bright
For the ones who think they're not enough
It's for the ones who lose their hearts again and again
And for the ones who have yet to fall
And, too, for the ones who fell one glorious, lifelong time
This is for the self-contained
And for the spurting, the overflowing
This is for the ones who believe they carry the world
It's for the ones who think they have nothing to carry
And for the empty, the hollow
For the trembling, afraid the light or the dark may
     Swallow them whole
     Or in pieces
It is for the one who steps off the edge
     No thought
For the one who plunges the knife of shame to their own heart

     Day in and day out
It's just as much for the ones who think they're all that
It's for the savior
And for the destroyer

For the one who forgives everyone

     But not themselves

And for the one who only makes an excuse

     For themselves
 

This is my valentine for the world.
For you. For us.

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