something beautiful



Did you mean it when you said you want to
see all the thoughts that I bury so deep?
Did you want to hear the screams? They’re bouncing
off the walls of every crevasse in this
place. What is this place? I’m not sure. But it’s
dark and cold and all I want is something
beautiful to come in and stay a while.

I hear you sometimes. You’re walking outside
the halls of this place, whatever this place is,
and I’m banging on the doors, begging for
light and air, but I don’t think anyone
can hear me. Maybe it’s silent, maybe
there’s no noise at all; but then why are my
eardrums bleeding from all the screaming?

It’s not as bad as you’d think, in the dark.
I keep a flashlight in my pocket; if
I search the walls for long enough I can
find a poor crack to let in the warmth. Warmth.
It comes when I see that flicker behind
your eyes that means you understand, that
you found something extraordinary

In this dark place. And now, look at you, I
wasn’t expecting that. You’re pulling up
the floorboards, revealing beams of light
underneath. We’ll make this place our own; we’ll
put in glass so the light gets through, put in
windows. And now I can see that the screams
weren’t screams; they were birds singing.

Something beautiful was already here;
I only lacked the light to see it. I
let the darkness change songs into screams. Your
screams were a song all along, you tell me.
You heard my song, opened the door to this
place, showed me how to let the light in. We
dance on glass floors and revel in its grace.



- MaryShelley


7 comments:

  1. So much love for this emotionally open piece. "In this dark place. And now, look at you, I
    wasn’t expecting that. You’re pulling up the floorboards, revealing beams of light
    underneath" That was one of my favorite lines. <3

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  2. Wow, I'll be pulling from this for a long time. Beautiful piece. <3

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  3. "We dance on glass floors and revel in its grace."

    Mary Shelley Reid. You are nothing short of astonishing.

    Never ever ever stop writing.

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  4. i'm literally in tears at the beauty of this like wow i can't. ahh i have chills right now and i am unable to even hahaha. thank you for sharing this wow it's so beautiful

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  5. The talent on this blog absolutely blows me away. Wow.

    k.

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  6. Beautifully written! I love it.
    Sometimes all we need is someone to show us the beauty of it all.

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