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dear self:

sometimes, i wonder where happiness goes
when it's lost.

.

dear self:

i have checked
under my bed
for monsters and
there are none.
i have decided
the only kind of monsters
are the ones within
people, including myself.

.

dear self:

i don't dream anymore.

i let the world
take my dreams from me
and throw them in the trash
because they said
'those will never come true'
and i believed them.

don't let them do the same
to yours.

.

dear self:

don't be afraid.

.

dear self:

none of my wishes
have come true yet,
but this does not mean
i should stop hoping
and dreaming and
wishing.

.

dear self:

you can't make
people happy, and you can't
make them smile.

but you can still try.

.

dear self:

i miss going outside
just to stare at the clouds walking
in the sky; tasting the air
and happiness; watching kids
play in the backyard next door
and not being a part of it
and being a part of it
all at once.

.

dear self:

closing your eyes and
locking the doors and
praying this all goes away
will not shut the world out.

it'll only shut you out.

.

dear self:

doubting yourself
will get you no where,
except for that corner in
your room, crying.

.

dear self:

smile.
i've wanted to write letters to myself for a while now. =]

and then the wonderful =vampire-zombie mentioned the idea in a journal and i decided to finally write it.
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:iconwuz2blu:
wuz2blu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
These are wonderful. Almost like positive affirmations, except these i'd actually listen to and might--just might--begin to believe! Thank you for sharing these "letters"!
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:iconnanahiki:
Nanahiki Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Artist
it make me cry TT-TT
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:iconhopethisfindsyouwell:
I find this beautiful and inspiring. just to let you know. <3
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:iconsolveigran:
solveigran Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
This is so sweet poem and so true :)
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:iconxcauchemars:
xcauchemars Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
i've wanted to write letters to myself before, but i've never had the courage.


these were beautiful <3.
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:iconstarinyourskye:
StarInYourSkye Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Prettiful. The first, 6th, and last line are my favorites.
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:iconeinnobztron:
einnobztron Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Student Writer
oh these are lovely

very well done
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
thanks.
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:iconeinnobztron:
einnobztron Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Student Writer
:) you're welcome
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:iconxcaroline:
xcaroline Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
love it! :)
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
:heart:
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:iconxcaroline:
xcaroline Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
:heart: :]
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:iconjmjom:
JmJom Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
dear self:

none of my wishes
have come true yet,
but this does not mean
i should stop hoping
and dreaming and
wishing.
<<<< i like it
Amazing
Amazing
Amazing
Amazing
fav
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
:heart:
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:iconflowerbri:
FlowerBri Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Another amazing poem , you have great skills
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
:heart: thank you.
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:iconslaughter-lord:
Slaughter-lord Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
I love the last one. I smiled.
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:iconrain-of-stars:
Rain-of-Stars Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Beautiful.
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
:hug:
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:iconhush-lullaby:
hush-lullaby Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
beautiful :heart:
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:iconplatinummyr:
platinummyr Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting idea :love:
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:iconitsxmagik:
ItsxMagik Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
Magnificent. :heart:

closing your eyes and
locking the doors and
praying this all goes away
will not shut the world out.

it'll only shut you out.

So true. My favourite part. :]
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:iconfickleprincess:
FicklePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Yes, I saw that too, it's really is a great idea. :roll:

And I adore this, it's so beautiful. :hug:
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
yes. =]
i kind of wish everyone would do one, just so i could see them.

and thank you.
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:iconfickleprincess:
FicklePrincess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Yes, I may do one. :roll:

No problem. :)
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:iconvampire-zombie:
vampire-zombie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
dear amertie,

you can have all the happiness you want today.
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
dear vampire-zombie,

i'm not not sure where my happiness is.
[i'm looking for it.]
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:iconapocalypticdaydream:
ApocalypticDayDream Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
How inspiring. I've been meaning to write myself a letter or two also. Maybe I'll give it a try.
Wonderful work, really. :]
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
you should give it a try. =]
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:iconpoisonxmuffin:
poisonxmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i was going to do something like this not that long ago.
i was also inspired by that journal.
but i never did get around to it..
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
oh, you should do it.
it's... relaxing.
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:iconpoisonxmuffin:
poisonxmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i mean to. eventually. i have some of it already in my head. i just am not in the mood to sit down and actually do anything lately. lazy.
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
haha, i understand that feeling.
i hope you get it out eventually.
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:iconpoisonxmuffin:
poisonxmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. :]
actually i was trying to work on it yesterday,
but it came out kind of weird. :/
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
aww.
well. have you tried editing it?
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:iconpoisonxmuffin:
poisonxmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
not really.. i spent around 15 minutes on it, got maybe halfway through, and said "I'm bored." and i haven't looked at it since. :/
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
aw. :hug:
i hope it works out.
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doyouknowmeIdont Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
beautiful.
this must have hurt.
you can tell just by reading it.
but that makes it even more beautiful.
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
it did hurt.
:hug:
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:icondoyouknowmeidont:
doyouknowmeIdont Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
aw. :hug:
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:iconpurpangie:
PurpAngie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
This is trully beautiful!
And it's very true.Especially the 9-th part.
The 6-th is very hopeful...and i like it very much.

I've noticed that in the majority of you writings I find one part that I really love and that part makes the whole poem stick in the bottom of my mind and makes me remember it ...mainly in strange moments of the day.
I think I'll remember this poem of yours for a long time
...or at least the last part
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
thank you.

that's lovely. i'm glad it does. :hug:

the last part makes my heart hurt.
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:iconpurpangie:
PurpAngie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
It shouldn't
I once read an article and it was about smiles.
One part was really interesting...and nice. That ,even if you smile without a reason , your mind doesn't tell the difference behind a false smile and a true one...so your mind is happy because you smile.(something about hormones released by the brain...)
So maybe it works in the same way for the heart.
Try smiling and maybe your heart will stop hurting :)


~~~ i hope the heart isn't smarter than the mind... bacause if it is ,then maybe the trick won't work~~~
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
ohh, that's so interesting.

sometimes the fake smiles hurt.
sometimes the real ones do, too, but it's a nice kind of hurt.
like flexing muscles that haven't been used in a while.
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:iconbailey--elizabeth:
bailey--elizabeth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009   General Artist
dear alyssa:

the monster inside you is a beautiful one,
and you'll find happiness soon. it's just hiding.

:heart:.
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
dear bailey:

the monster inside me is waiting to devour my heart
and happiness, too,
and i certainly hope i do.

:hug:
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:iconpinkeyessparkle:
PinkEyesSparkle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
That is really awesome i love all your poems but i think is deffinitly one of favorites!!
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:iconamertie:
Amertie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
thanks. =]
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:iconpinkeyessparkle:
PinkEyesSparkle Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
no problem at all i love reading everything you write!!
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:iconcostello7:
costello7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
your writing always takes my breath away, quite frankly. might do one with this sort of style, could sort my head out!
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