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Fairy tales.

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TheWayHeSmiles
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4 years later. (2010).

"I know they say you cant go home again.  

I just had to come back one last time.  

Ma'am I know you don't know me from Adam.  

But these handprints on the front steps are mine.  

And up those stairs, in that little back bedroom  

is where I did my homework and I learned to play guitar.  

And I bet you didn't know under that live oak  

my favorite dog is buried in the yard.

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it  

this brokenness inside me might start healing.  

Out here its like I'm someone else,  

I thought that maybe I could find myself  

if I could just come in I swear I'll leave.  

Won't take nothing but a memory  

from the house that built me.

Mama cut out pictures of houses for years.  

From 'Better Homes and Garden' magazines.  

Plans were drawn, concrete poured,  

and nail by nail and board by board  

Daddy gave life to mama's dream.

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it  

this brokenness inside me might start healing.  

Out here its like I'm someone else,  

I thought that maybe I could find myself.  

If I could just come in I swear I'll leave.  

Won't take nothing but a memory  

from the house that built me.

You leave home, you move on and you do the best you can.  

I got lost in this whole world and forgot who I am.

I thought if I could touch this place or feel it  

this brokenness inside me might start healing.  

Out here its like I'm someone else,  

I thought that maybe I could find myself.  

If I could walk around I swear I'll leave.  

Won't take nothing but a memory  

from the house that built me."

I stopped singing and leaned my guitar against my stomach.

"thanks for watching youtubers! You support means the world! I love you all! And will be updateing a new song really soon! Stay beautiful."

I shut off the recorder. I hve YouTube channel now; with 681 faithful subscribers! I know..that's a lot of people, but it's really neat that I have that many people wanting to hear me sing!

"Beth! Dinner!" 

"just a second!" and I quickly hit the upload button, and headed down to the kitchen for dinner. BBQed steak with salad..and noodles. Yum, one of my favorites. Why is he sucking up?

Then uncle Luke spoke up. 

"I need to tell you something." 

I nodded. 

"well; I got called back for a TOD (tour of duty)" 

"WHAT!? You can't go! You promised! You said 2 years ago, no more sniper training..more special missions. Nothing." 

"I know I did Beth, but when the general calls you up, and asks you for help, you don't..no-can't say no. It's not that simple. And besides I won't really be in combat, more inthe base for training and stuff." 

I was crying at this point. "but I can't lose you too." 

"awwe; sweetie..comes know the past few years haven't been easy for you, but we'll get through it." 

"what about me?" 

"well..Uhm; you'll be living in Nashville. For 6 months. And then we'll come back here." 

"NASHVILLE! IN AMERICA. NO! IM NOT GOING TO UP AND LEAVE MY LIFE AGAIN. OR MY FRIENDS! YOU CAN'T DO THIS! I HAVE A LIFE-SCHOOL. YOU KNOW WHAT? I HATE YOU." and with that I ran out the door down to the park. I say on the beach for awhile. Thinking. Throwing stones in the water. Life ducking sucks. Eventually I went home.

I walked through the door and he was sitting at the table. Doing nothing; just sitting. 

I tried just walking to my room but was stopped.

"Bethany can you come here?" 

"I'm acctually really tired.." 

"now." 

I walked over. 

"I know I made a promise to you. But I also made one to your dad. Your not the only one that's scared. I watched my best friend die. We grew up together. We were best friends since we were two years old. He was my brother. Today was acctually the day we met. Ioved into the house next door, hIs family came over to welcome ours to the neighborhood. It would have been, 35 years today. Your not the only one hurting, I am too. But we need to stay strong for each other. We'll get through this I promise. It's only 6 months. The family your staying with is great. They have 3 kids. A boy; jonathan..same age as you Unfortunatly. A girl, Rosie..she's 11 and another little boy, his names mason..he's two. These are old friends, from when me and your dad first enrolled. He was our general, he heard about our situation and imediatly took you in. I leave in two weeks. Start parking your stuff soon. You'll finish the school year there. I'm sorry this is happening. You'll have you laptop and we'll Skype as much as possible. I love you." 

"I love you too; uncle Luke." after we stopped hugging I went up to my room but couldn't sleep so I decided to make another video.

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