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Apr 16, 2019 06:17:55

On the pedestal

by @rosieodsey PATRON | 201 words | 53🔥 | 137💌

Rosie Odsey

Current day streak: 53🔥
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I never thought it would be any different.

There would always be the wanting.

I would fall for a version of a person that couldn't possibly exist.

Every time.

I adored him from afar, knowing he could never live up to the pedestal I put him on.

I was right. He couldn't.

I thought he would rescue me from all the pain.

Instead, it ate him alive.

I was too scared to ask if it was more with him.

When I ended it, I found out it was.

I would watch the world burn before I gave him up.

And then the world burned.

It took the world burning to realise that I was the common denominator.

Even if a great person showed up, I wouldn't be great for him, let alone be ready enough to recognise that he was great for me.

I became my own prince, my own knight in shining armour. I rescued myself. I was the only one that could after all.

I left the tower. My feet hurt when it met the real world, but at least I knew it was real.

And as soon as the callouses were in place, someone started walking with me.

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