Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Hard

You called me over when I was young and told me you wanted to see how strong I was. I was eager to impress you so I obliged. You told me to put my hand in front of my face and try to keep it there, while you tried to pull it away.

I thought I was doing so well as I strained against your arm. Until you let go. And I hit myself so hard I ended up on the ground with a bleeding nose.

You helped me up, after you’d finished laughing, and said “Let that be a lesson. Trust no one. Not even me.”

Despite what had happened, there was more love in that sentence than a thousand bed time stories.

8 comments:

Kleigh said...

poignant. touching. classic. elegant.

Stella said...

I just wanted to let you know that I've spent half of my night reading through your entries and I'm speechless. You are incredibly talented. Thank you.

Ebony said...

Yeah, I'm in the same boat as the person above me. But this post in particular is true beauty. Thanks for being an inspiration.

some girl said...

why does this one make me laugh and cry at the same time?

M said...

my state at the moment. -_-

kaili said...

I'M. VERY. IMPRESSED.

good job.

Anonymous said...

I remember doing that. I miss u 2.

Moonstone said...

And in that sentance I also realized that it is you I was meant to befriend for all of eternity...