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Tears of Authenticity


Your teardrops have soaked deeply into the shoulder of my favorite sweater, the one that you gave to me all those years ago. Tears do not often leave behind a stain, but I promise you that I will always see them. The pain that you feel for simply being yourself is now a part of my wardrobe, therefore I now feel this pain as well. To see your beautiful green eyes weep time and time again pulls on my heartstrings in a way that I cannot quite put into words.

By no fault of your own, you are surrounded by people that are unable to see you the way that a captivating girl like you should be seen. Do not be sad my love, for these people are all simply products of their environments. They are impressionable beings who constantly attempt to mold themselves in order to fit the ever-changing trends of the day. You however, do not change or conform. You are unapologetically authentic, and you have always been this way.

The charisma that flows through you turns every head that you come across. You are a trailblazer my dear. Promise me that whatever you do, you will never try to make yourself fit in amongst the average, as you are anything but that. And in return, I promise you that very soon this will all be but a memory. You and I will leave this town in our rear view mirrors. We will live life happily, the way that we we're always meant to live. Eccentrically ever after.

© 2021 Nicholas Mercogliano


Mohammad Yasir from India on July 11, 2021:

This is beautiful. Somehow, you've managed to bring poetry into your prose and it will haunt your readers always :)

Nicholas Mercogliano (author) from Boston, MA on July 10, 2021:

Thank you all!

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on July 10, 2021:

I read it twice, honestly I want to read it again and again!

I couldn't even express in words how am I feeling while reading it. It's sad and romantic at the same time. Please tell us more (wink)

I hope you all out there are having a wonderful day!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 10, 2021:

This is a wonderful piece of prose. Well-written and enjoyable read.

manatita44 from london on July 10, 2021:

An extemely beautiful write to me. In fact, a masterpiece! Mighty fine writing and great storyline. Prose like this makes good performance pieces on stage. Welcome Bro!

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