Ryann Holland

Rookie (12-21-1993 / Columbus Ohio)

The Day Life Ended - Poem by Ryann Holland

The Day Life Ended

Once upon a time there was a girl named Nicole. She was in love with this boy named Nelson. They were perfect for each other. The hugs and kisses that they shared were amazing. They greeted one another with each other’s comfort. They saw each other every day, until he moved in with his mom and step dad. Things seemed like they were getting better, but they weren’t. Nicole didn’t get to see Nelson like she used too. Nelson was so wrapped up in his parent’s world.

Nelson had apparently stolen some money off of his mom, and that didn’t go very well. She called Nicole’s phone and told her that Nelson was being kicked out, again. The next day after school, she had got a text from Nelson’s phone, but Nelson didn’t have his phone, because his mom and step dad took it. When she opened the text, her heart stopped beating and tears rushed to her eyes. She immediately called his mother to see what was going on.

“Nicole, you can’t see or talk to Nelson anymore.” He has stolen money from me and you are the reason he is doing it. You are also a minor and he can go to jail for being with you. Nicole screamed and threw her phone. Her mom and aunt ran into the room to see what was wrong. Her mom picked up the phone and talked to Nelson’s mom. She explained every thing, and Nicole’s mom thought every thing was being handled the wrong way, especially trying to break Nicole and Nelson up.

Nicole couldn’t pull herself together, so finally her mom took her down to Nelson’s mom’s and step dad’s to solve every thing. Nicole was hoping that Nelson was there, but he wasn’t. Nicole stood by her mother as they talked to Nelson’s mom and step dad. “Nelson is not the one for you Nicole.” His step dad said. He has got to get his life together before even thinking about you. Nicole was pissed by now and wanted to smack the hell out of both of them. She and Nelson love each other very much. Nelson is the love of her life.

She just stood there and thought of the things that had happened in her life and then started thinking of the conversation that she and Nelson had the other day.

Nicole: Do you really love me?
Nelson: Of course I do.
Nicole: I want to hear you say it.
Nelson: I don’t have to.
Nicole: Why not?
Nelson: Because...
Nicole: I just want to hear you say it in words.
Nelson: I can’t...
Nicole started to cry softly and said:
Then you don't love me...
The two continued to walk in silence. They
reached the girls home.
Nicole: Why?
Nelson: Do you really want to know?
Nicole: (hesitantly) yes.
He hugged her gently, kissed the tip of her nose
and whispered in her ear,
'Because three words are not enough...'

Nicole felt the power of love jabbing away inside her body. That night she had went to bed thinking about him non stop. She ended up having a dream, an unordinary dream. From the very Beginning, the girl's family objected strongly on her dating this guy. Saying that it has got to do with family background and that the girl will have to suffer for the rest of her life if she were to be with him.
Due to family's pressure, the couple quarrel very often. Though the girl love the guy deeply, but she always ask him: 'How deep is your love for me? '
As the guy is not good with his words, this often causes the girl to be very upset. With that and the family's pressure, the girl never put her anger on him. As for him, he only endures it in silence.
After a couple of years, the guy finally graduated & decided to further his studies in overseas. Before leaving, he proposed to the girl: 'I'm not very good with words. But all I know is that I love you. If you allow me, I will take care of you for the rest of my life. As for your family, I'll try my best to talk them round. Will you marry me? '
The girl agreed, & with the guy's determination, the family finally gave in and agreed to let them get married. So before he leave, they got engaged.
The girl went out to the working society, whereas the guy was overseas, continuing his studies. They sent their love through emails & phone calls. Though it's hard, but both never thought of giving up.
One day, while the girl was on her way to work, she was knocked down by a car that lost control. When she woke up, she saw her parents beside her bed. She realized that she was badly injured. Seeing her mum crying, she wanted to comfort her. But she realized that all that could come out of her mouth was just a sigh. She has lost her voice......
The doctors say that the impact on her brain has caused her to lose her voice. Listening to her parents' comfort, but with nothing coming out from her, she broke down.
During the stay in hospital, besides silence cry, it’s still just silence cry that companied her. Upon reaching home, everything seems to be the same. Except for the ringing tone of the phone. Which pierced into her heart every time it rang. She does not wish to let the guy know. And not wanting to be a burden to him, she wrote a letter to him saying that she does not wish to wait any longer.
With that, she sent the ring back to him. In return, the guy sent millions and millions of reply, and countless of phone calls, all the girl could do, besides crying, is still crying....
The parents decided to move away, hoping that she could eventually forget everything and be happy.
With a new environment, the girl learns sign language and started a new life. Telling herself everyday that she must forget the guy. One day, her friend came and told her that he's back. She asked her friend not to let him know what happened to her. Since then, there wasn't anymore news of him.
A year has passed and her friend came with an envelope, containing an invitation card for the guy’s wedding. The girl was shattered. When she opens the letter, she saw her name in it instead.
When she was about to ask her friend what’s going on, she saw the guy standing in front of her. He used sign language telling her “I’ve spent a year’s time to learn sign language. Just to let you know that I’ve not forgotten our promise. Let me have the chance to be your voice. I Love You. With that, he slipped the ring back into her finger. The girl finally smiled.

Nicole woke up with tears in her eyes. She couldn’t handle not having Nelson in her life. He was part of her life, and if not having him on or life, then she thought she had no life to live. She walked to the bathroom, and got a blade out. She cut her leg severely and started cutting her arm. She looked in the mirror crying even more, and cut a couple cuts on her neck, but stopped. She was already dead. She was just a shadow walking on the earth now. The day she lost him, is the day life ended.
The End

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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