my childhood friend || by Adelaide



we buried each other that day.
we stood on that old dirt, looking out across the watercolor sky, and tried to run away.
i cried into my hands.
and they tasted like the mud spattered on our shoes.
because bygones will be bygones but i remember everything.
don't you?

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you came around today.
i sat on the edge of the couch, running my fingers through my hair. and the silence was okay.
i laughed into my hands.
and the glory days in your eyes made me want to grab hold of you again, just to make sure you were fine.
because it's not so cowardly of me to cry, after all this time.
right?

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i will never see you again.
my fingers tremble against my will as i hold the picture. sometimes i try to reassure myself that it all happened.
but it did.
and i do not know if i could bear to see your face as it is now. because it will always be as it was for me.
that's what's not fair. 
because for both of our sakes, i know i'm going to have to live my life and let you live yours.
of course.
of course.


to dan. my childhood friend.





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Can I even put into words how much I love Adelaide's poetry? It speaks for itself; gifted, gifted, gifted. This girl's words are like seeing the world through eyes made of fresh spring rain. Seeing things new, pure, real. GO FOLLOW HER IF YOU DON'T ALREADY BECAUSE SHE IS THE BOMB.
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  1. asdfghjhegwuifje WOW that was beautiful. love it.

    //hannah
    furiouseverafters.blogspot.com

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  2. ADDY DOES IT AGAIN. that girl is so talented <3

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  3. ADELAIDE BABE I'M SCREAMING I LOVE YOUUUUUUU
    ur words set a fire in me and idk what to do with it
    your words could probably move mountains. so powerful kdglksjfd xxx

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  4. this. this. this. Adelaide, your poetry is my life. <3

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  5. so so beautiful, Adelaide, and so relatable. reminds me of something I was thinking of writing soon. your writing always inspires me!

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  6. WHAT. WHOA. this has got to be my favorite! i love Adelaide's stuff... THIS ONE IS PHENOMENAL. (as usual :) )

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  7. Oh my gosh ADDY I CAN'T. Your words are literally so incredibly gorgeous and powerful oh my goodness. <3

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  8. ASDFGHJKLKJHGSSCREEEEAMING. <3 how do you do this to me :''''')

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  9. ahh. i feel these words in my very bones. so, so, so much goodness. xx

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  10. OMG I AM SO FOLLOWING HER HOLY CRAP THESE WORDS

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  11. I LOVE ADELAIDE.
    I LOVE YOU.

    THESE BOTH TOGETHER ARE SO WONDERFUL.
    WOW.

    so much goodness here. love you kids.

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  12. ADELAIDE. I LOVE ALL YOUR STUFF.
    Especially this one. It makes my heart hurt in the best way possible.
    <3 <3
    KATE - you're genius for posting this. Genius.

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