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Katie Gupwell, 19 Jul '12

Letter 1
Dear love,
One day maybe I’ll tell you this, but for now I shall hide behind the mask of ignorance that has continued to engulf my honesty over the thousands of days that have passed. The fear to expose my heart’s desire drowns my courage in a pool of smothering sorrow, as the growing distance between us slowly cuts my hope to shreds. I’ve been told the world is wide, and that there is somewhere out there for everyone… somewhere. I’ve also been told that I shouldn’t cling on to something… someone that in the eyes of a stranger doesn’t deserve my love. But I know, through knowing you, that it’s never that simple.
My heart only manages to beat by feeding it images of a life with you; a life where I rise each morning facing the view of your ever darkening black eyes, as they gaze back at me, reflecting an image of what true happiness is meant to be. A life where the first thing I taste each day is the soft sweetness of your lips, as they caress my mouth with a tender, gentle embrace. A life where every night, you place your hand in mine, leading me to another world, where we dance, alone, as your smile waltzes a soft spring of happiness marrying with the swift patterns of our feet that gently skate the floor in blissful contempt. I can see you tangled around me like a parasite, as if to echo the whisper that your life would end if you ever let me go.
These tender thoughts paint beautiful pictures in my mind of us…we… you and I, but I know deep down that pictures mean nothing, even though without them, my life feels empty. For now, I’ll frame them in my head, and weave them into my dreams in hope that one day, they’ll become a reality. Until then, my heart may ache a thousand sorrows; my body may echo a thousand cries and my eyes may continue to drown in their weeping pools of self-pity, but the pain I suffer can hit me a thousand times harder if it means that for one more day you’ll remain in my life, at all.
One day, maybe you’ll see. One day, maybe you’ll realize. One day, maybe you’ll love me. Until then, I’ll bear in mind that one day, may never come.
Yours eternally,

Comments · 6

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  • Jessica Cambrook said...

    This was effective in showing Kathleen's strong love, and I enjoyed the idea of it being a letter, something I don't think I've seen on this site so far. The only thing for me was it seemed overly dramatic and I wasn't sure if there was going to be a twist at the end or something, which there wasn't. Otherwise, you have an old-style kind of writing, like something you'd read from an Austin or Bronte book. Well done :)

    • Posted 8 years ago
  • Katie Gupwell said...

    Thank you :) yeah, I was thinking of continuing the story throughout my other burrsts through using the letter format. But I agree, I can be so over dramatic as times! I'll try and limit it in Letter 2 :)

    • Posted 8 years ago
  • Jamie Thomas said...

    Fantastic. I hate lovey dovey stuff but this was really awesome! I agree with Jessica, the daiscription is quite over dramatic but I think it really showed how obsessive and how crazy she feels for this guy, so well done! Can't wait for more! :D

    • Posted 8 years ago
  • Anthony Blackshaw said...

    Welcome to Burrst @Katie Gupwell :)

    • Posted 8 years ago
  • Shirley Golden said...

    Hi Katie, I think you certainly get your protagonist's obsessive nature across. I agree with @Jessica Cambrook it felt a little over dramatic and the language could be honed in places. I'll look forward to letter 2!

    • Posted 8 years ago
  • Jennifer Jaques said...

    I am thinking Kathleen is over-dramatic, not Katie ;) I am sensing that she might have several layers to her character and I like that it will be revealed through letter format- tell us more Guppers :)

    • Posted 8 years ago