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elizabeth



such a popular name
a strong name 
the name of the first female ruler of the western world
she is an only child
but she feels very missed
her thoughts are overcome with darkness
and emptiness.
and abandoned 
it's no wonder
the dark is so appealing
she likes charles bukowski
she is so sweet and so helpful
but she gives too much of herself
and she is allured by melancholy.
i ask her to take my hand
notice us
we don't want you to stay in the dark
realize you are not alone
let go of past hurts.
let the dead bury the dead
i write a poetry for her 
but i have struggled also as she has
truth is, there's an "elizabeth" in all of us.
we all need each other
we all need to not take another for granted
we all struggle with the dark's beckoning 
and we all have to choose daily whether to heed its call or not.

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