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December 21, 2012
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The Mayans said it first, but
tea leaves said it second, her palm
said it third, and the boy
down the road, the one with the blue,
blue eyes, said it fourth.

The world was going to end and she
could not be happier.

Her affairs were easy to arrange:
money sealed into envelopes,
the microwave unplugged, and one
last kiss for the blue-eyed boy.

She called her mother,
and her mother did not answer.
(But she did not expect her to.)

That evening she hid beneath
a blanket with her dog and told stories
about the good times and the bad times
(but mostly the bad times, and how
now there would never have to be
bad times ever again).

Then she went to bed, heart lighter
than light, winged with hope,

and woke up crying.
i don't think everyone was relieved today.
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me00ws Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
They said it would be the end of the world

I was supposed to be out of town but I came home early
To find my home empty

Two hours of sobbing and unanswered phone calls later
He arrived home with another woman...

And my world ended.

It was supposed to be our first Christmas
The first Christmas of my life
(my father was a non-believer)
But that Christmas was the one that never came.
enchantressofnight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I especially love the first stanza.
Linney69 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow. this is beautifully written, especially for my current emotions. i can relate to it every other day, but not that night, because the 22nd is our anniversary and i wouldn't want to never wake to that day. but things are beautiful when you know it will all end one day.
kuki19090 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I love this :) It's exactly how I felt that day! Even cuddled with my dog under the blanket.
frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I know some that devoutly wished for a release from here. I must say as life has turn up golden for me since Cathy that I don't want it to ever end....still trying to figure out how not to sleep to maximize the time :)...
ilyilaice Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
pretty <3
FacelessLips Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Photographer
I know the feeling completely love <3 beautiful as always
XShiningxStarrX Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, I absolutely love this. My heart kind of dropped at the end, but it's so well written, and I've been sitting here reading it a few times!
Very nice job! ^^
syleve Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Your work always draws my emotions to the surface. Thank you. :rose:
PassionsInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes, just the idea of the world ending can be good enough.
I love this.

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