Elegy

Avatar Author: Emily What defines a writer? Is it someone who can put a few words together to make a sentence, or is it someone who writes with professional English skills? I don't know, I am only 13 and therefore don't know much about wri... Read Bio

“I’m sorry for your loss” those words echoed in my head. She’s not sorry. She can’t even be bothered to remember his name. I turned on the radio to silence the intoxicating words, but it only worsened, like spraying a foul room with bottled scents; the gloating, happy flavored melody mocked my sadness whilst stabbing the atmosphere that was already bleeding. The song? L’amore – love, love is a disease. Either it fails, you realise your weaknesses and so you can fight it; or it succeeds, and the disease is too subtle, so by the time you realise it’s there, you’re dead. It kills you. It kills your other half, the very half you need to survive.

Anger exploded in my heart. He’s left it irreparably shattered. He’s gone. My life – my world – unfinished without him.
I’ll write a song. For him.
“There’s no life without thee … no;
“What is life to me without thee” then the words came to me like a flood and my eyes leaked pain itself.
“What is left if thou art dead?
“What is life; life without thee?”

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  1. Avatar Funky Chunky

    Very nice prequel to the song.

  2. Avatar Emily

    thank you :)

  3. Avatar Iris...Alone

    very beautiful and poignant. And as he said a very nice prequel to the song. I loved it, and it flowed very nicely. I loved the 4th sentence the most because of how you said “the gloating, happy flavored melody mocked my sadness whilst stabbing the atmosphere that was already bleeding.” Very good.