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    On Oct 29, 2013 Elizabeth wrote:

          When I was younger 

    my eyes would never close
    my heart would never function
    and for what reason, nobody knows

        When I grew older

    my eyelids were falling 
    shut
    my heart was nothing 
    but
    I think it was there

        It's weird because

    I didn't seem to have feelings
    every salty whisper
    it wouldn't peel my self esteem 
    even as the air grew crisper 

         I never knew what this was all about

    why I felt like a vampire
    creeping in the daylight
    the smile that I wore
    from ear to ear
    it was never here

        It confused me when

    people asked what was wrong with me
    because that's the one question
    that I could never answer
    the confusion,
    it spread like cancer

         The cherry red tears

    there were enough to fill an ocean
    each sour bullet
    coated in emotion 
    but
    emotion of what kind

         I grew up wondering

    who I was and
    what I was forcing myself into believing 
    I used to tell my self
    if you trick yourself into thinking you're happy
    for long enough


    You'll be happy. 



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    On Jan 7, 2014 Amy wrote:

     Just read Elizabeth, again.  Jesus have and hold Elizabeth for me.  I want to go to sleep knowing You are caring for her.  All my love to you sister.


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