Jan 06

Everyone will Forget

There's so many stories that will never get told
So many people that will be forgotten
Washed away by dust and sand and dirt
The photographs will disappear and the people will disappear 
And everyone will forget
One hundred years from now
No one will know who I am
Unless I do something great
Or something terrible

I'm sorry

No one will remember that tears that are silently running down my face

There are only a few people who even know who I am
And eventually they will disappear too
So will I

So why bother

Because there's so much to live for

I want to love someone

I want someone to love me

I want every single person in the world to have someone to love

And someone to love them

I don't want to be drifting
I don't want to hoist the burdens that I didn't create
Why can't we be free
Free like the birds
But the birds are not free
They are not free
Because of us
We prize our comfort over their lives

I'm sorry
I'm so sorry
For everything

I just want someone to love me 
Is that really such a terrible thing to ask for

maybe

I just want the stories
The glances that mean nothing to someone just walking by
The warmth
The winter storm
The music
The shared experiences that knit people together

And then I feel so guilty
So awful
Because I am so lucky that what I want is not something I need
Other people need a place to sleep
A home that is stable
Safe
Food
Water that will not hurt them
Medicine
I am so privileged
I have never felt abandoned by my family
I have never felt afraid for my life
I have never been afraid for my humanity
Their needs are more important than my wishes

Wishes
Pennies
That I threw in fountains when I was younger
Wasting money on ideas that never came true

I just want someone to love me

I'm sorry

And the vast majority of the world doesn't give a damn

Everyone will forget

Everyone will always forget

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry


 
About the Author: PeachesMalone
"The book to read is not the one that thinks for you but the one which makes you think." -Harper Lee
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