Submitted by Margaret Sok
'I will not walk this earth without you…'
Write a poem or story including this line. Consider what or who 'you' might refer to in order to create a unique narrative.
I will not walk this Earth without you, because who am I if there was not an “us”?
I could not go on looking at the stars that look back at this lonesome planet, for I would only ever see their beauty as a reflection of you.
I could not roam the fields of flowers and grass, knowing your favorite season was spring.
I could not go on to listen to music or sing a song, for the music was in you all ...
There’s a roof over my head,
Four walls that surround me,
Heat in the air,
Food at the ready,
Water in the pipes,
Water in the fridge,
A bed to sleep on,
Blankets to cover me,
Floors to walk on,
Fire to cook with,
A table to eat at.
So what is this sense?
This sense of absence?
This sense of emptiness?
I have a home.
But home is where the heart lives,
And my heart is lost....
I’m on this bridge
Knowing what do have done
Knowing you’ve been in the same position as I am
Knowing that I was the one
I will not walk this earth without you
For our love is too strong
You’ve been gone for too long
Looking over the edge
You were so brave
Jumping into the unknown
Knowing you wouldn’t be safe
You died on the exact same day
One year ago where I am standing today
I will not walk this earth without you,
My dearest companion and friend.
You will be with me
Until the very end.
There is nowhere I would want to go,
There is nowhere I’d rather be
Than sitting here enjoying time
Just us: you and me.
Your stories are my only comfort
In this complicated world.
They take me to a different place
Where I can be a new kind of girl.
You are my only true friend,
There is no need to worry about where I will wander, for I will not walk this earth without you.
Be it up in the mountains where we are close to the sky, the stars and the moon within our grasp; surrounded by the open air, the frosty breath of altitude, amidst the grandeur of Aurora herself, but if I cannot turn to see your smile, nothing else is worth looking at.
If it is between seeing your ...
"I will not walk this earth without you," I whisper, frantically searching the illuminated sign for the words that feel as though they've been carved into my soul. A light breeze of mist blows through my open window.
"What was that ma'am?" A staticky voice asserts itself through the little box at the drive thru menu, setting my frazzled nerves already on edge.
"Can I have a chicken chipotle me...
I will not allow it
Even after all of this
When the flames settle
When our demons go back to there resting place within ourselves
I never let words that I would regret later pass my lips
I didnt spit venom this time
I walked away
Because all of things I felt for you
I couldnt unravel
Not after your reaction
Not at that time
Maybe not even now
But the one thing I kno...
𝚂𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚊 𝚕𝚒𝚗𝚎 𝚌𝚊𝚗 𝚋𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚊𝚏𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚒𝚗𝚝𝚘 𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚙𝚘𝚎𝚖𝚜...
𝙰 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎...
𝙰 𝚏𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚜𝚢 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚘𝚗𝚎...
𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚓𝚘𝚔𝚎 𝚊𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚗𝚍
𝚈𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚝𝚘 𝚝𝚎𝚕𝚕 𝚓𝚘𝚔𝚎𝚜
𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝
𝙰𝚗𝚍 𝙸 𝚔𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚖𝚎 𝚝𝚘𝚘
𝙸 𝚕𝚘𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞𝚛 ...
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