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Slivers – Reblog from Souldier Girl

i'll see you when i fall asleep

Another beautiful poem from Souldier Girl.

by Souldiergirl


I love you and I don’t know why
With all this grief
My heart keeps tight
…a sliver of light
And I think…
If I keep this slender sliver on repeat
…I will be alright

I love you and I don’t know why
I remember when you first
walked down the street
into my soul
I remember it all
The warm sliver of a ray of hope

I love you and I don’t know why
…all you needed was a sliver to get inside
To be, to watch, to pray
I think if I keep this slender sliver on replay
maybe, just maybe
…I will be ok

“… I don’t know why” – I love this part. Based on my own experience, I would say, “I don’t know why, but I know it had to happen. It was inevitable.” :-)

P.S. Here are some words I came across today. I think they go well with this poem.

“There is nothing that can replace the absence of someone dear to us, and one should not even attempt to do so. One must simply hold out and endure it. At first that sounds very hard, but at the same time it is also a great comfort. For to the extent the emptiness truly remains unfilled one remains connected to the other person through it. It is wrong to say that God fills the emptiness. God in no way fills it but much more leaves it precisely unfilled and thus helps us preserve – even in pain – the authentic relationship. Further more, the more beautiful and full the remembrances, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Personally, I would replace “God” with “time”, but I like this paragraph as it is also. Especially the last sentence.

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