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one.

    When she cries herself to sleep
    six out of seven nights a week you must
    say nothing. You must simply take
    her in your arms and kiss her gaunt,
    pale cheeks and wait for her to
    slumber at the sound of your heart.

two.

    On the days where she wishes she
    were part of the stars, tell her
    no. Tell her that there are too many
    lights in the sky and that just one
    would be forgotten the moment you looked
    away from it. Tell her that she is perfect
    the way she is: completely human.

three.

     Don't let her think about the scars
     that no one but her can see. If she
     says "I think I'm broken" smile like you
     know a secret and say, "No, you're mending."
     But do not be the one to fix her - no, she
     must be the one to do it herself, and you
     merely are there to quietly encourage her.

four.

     Read her poetry (even if you are
     not a poet), the kind that uses
     flowery words and compares girls to
     the moon; the kind that you will
     rewrite for her. Make her a warrior.
     Make her a goddess with eyes like a
     wolf's and a smile like a tiger's.

five.

     Laugh with her the first thing in
     the morning and the last thing before
     you fall asleep. Tell her cheap puns
     that you've been thinking of for weeks.
     And when she smiles - the type of smile
     that could bring you to your knees if
     you aren't careful - know that for the
     moment, she's yours. She is whole.

six.

    Love her. Love her like a fish loves
    the sea or a bird loves the sky. Love
    her in the way that your heart feels like
    it's going to burst at any moment every
    time it beats. Love her skin and the way
    it feels against your own, soft and warm
    and utterly flawless. Love her for the way
    her voice trembles when she can't keep it
    together anymore and love her when she
    holds onto you as if you were the only
    thing that was keeping her alive.

seven.

     Love her, because some days she just can't do it herself.
   
     

     
     
   
Edit four: PLEASE FUCKING READ THIS BEFORE COMMENTING. I really didn't want this to get as popular as it did. People don't understand the meaning behind it. This is not about romance, people. This is not solely about a man comforting a woman. This is about love. Family love, friends loving each other, and yes, lovers--but for me, this was written about family. I want my family to be there for me. Maybe the way I wrote this came off too much as lovey-dovey but it's not meant to be that way. I am female and therefore I wrote it from that perspective. If I was a guy I'd write it from that perspective. So stop getting your panties in a fucking twist and then getting into arguments with other people. I hate all the negativity in here. It makes me want to delete my work. I know this is the internet and that we can't be mature but come on--can we at least try?! I don't reply to all the comments but I do look at them and see the shit that goes down and it disappoints me highly. Also, I swear to god if I get one more creepy note from some weirdo about how they'll "take care of me" I am reporting you to dA. Not that it'll do anything. Just...please. Stop. Be mature. Be kind to others in the comments. Don't think that your opinion is the only one that matters because it's not. and always read the description because it will most likely answer any question you have about the meaning behind the poem. I'm sorry if this comes off as harsh and bitchy but I have had enough.

EDIT THREE: Oh shit why did this get a DD I didn't want this to be that popular it's not even that good I mean I'm flattered but oh fuck I don't deserve it.

EDIT TWO: AHHHHH OH MY GOD SuedeTruama READ IT OUT LOUD YOU CAN FIND IT HERE: 
soundcloud.com/rose-marie-85/h… I AM FREAKING OUT BECAUSE NO ONE HAS EVER READ MY POETRY OUT LOUD BEFORE AND I LOVE THIS I LOVE IT I LOVE IT SO MUUUUUUCH


EDIT: Front page?! Get this off it doesn't belong there.

I'm trying to be positive. 

I don't know if it'll work but I can still try.

(I wouldn't call this romantic because love doesn't always have to be.)

This is all I want someone to do for me but since it's not going to happen, I'll just have to do it myself and shake off those bad days like they're nothing but unwanted dirt.
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Given 2014-05-30
How to love a girl who can't love herself. by PrussianPersephone truly captures the simplicity of loving another, even when they refuse to love themselves.  Also suggested by ChinZaPep ( Suggested by Waffles-Of-Gondolyn and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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DeathNoteChick612 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful.  Thank you for sharing. :)
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PleaseImJustaGirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  New member
 OH! Prussian I cried when I read this, this is what my Family is doing for me now and I actually forget to thank them. I'm so Wretched.
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TheFallingRiot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
" But do not be the one to fix her - no, she must be the one to do it herself." It always hurts to hear such things but this calmed me as my eyes read on, " And you merely are there to quietly encourage her."
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Demonic-Fantasy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful. 
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lucarloroq Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Loved this poem, it really touched me. Made me remember of my best friend, who is fighting  against depression (just like me), i really love her, like the birds love the sky, but i just don't know what to do, and it makes me sick. 
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Mivzz Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
It's simply amazing!
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Abeer-Kasiri Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woww this brought tears :D awwwwwwww
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Henour Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
I'm sorry but its too good to avoid faving it :p
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rammstein-girl-97 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Beautifully written, I hope your healing and have family to help you. I can relate to your feelings, my family and friends help me heal too, and I'm learning how to fix myself.

"EDIT THREE:" You're a really good writer, so truthful and beautiful don't doubt yourself. :) 
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