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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 
    my heart was nothing 
    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 
    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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