Okay, so I don't own Harry Potter, but there's nothing specifically "Harry Potter" about this, anyway. I would like to thank you for reading it, as it is easily the deepest, most personal thing I've ever written. Thanks.


Flash

flash

? don't you hear the click ?

they want you to

smile

baby

and you will

? won't you ?

you always do

flashclickalwayssmile

just another day

flash

? don't you hear the boom ?

you want to

scream

sugar

but you won't

? will you ?

you never do

flashboomneverscream

just another night

flash

? don't you hear the silence ?

they haven't noticed you're

gone

doll

soon they will

? won't they ?

but you've already left

flashsilencealreadygone

just another escape

why do you need to

? escape ?

? doll ?

aren't you

? their treasured idol ?

? baby ?

why don't you ever

? scream ?

? sugar ?

they won't hear you

but they will

darling

they need to

sweetie

it

k... ...k

i... ...i

l.. ..l

l...l

s

them

to see you

(beautifulwonderfulhappy)

(you)

changeadjusthideyourself

with a

sweetlovelypictureperfect

smile

and

quietblankohsodead

eyes

and they

loveadoreworship

you

sugar

when you

dress

how they like

and you

act

like they expect

and you

leap

because they say

jump

and you do

? don't you ?

every single time

baby

because

what other choice

? do you have ?

everywhere

you look

angel

you're surrounded by

braveryathletespower

geniusesvisionariesinventors

talentcouragepurebeauty

helpkindnesswit

hilarityfriendshiplove

they're all

intelligence and ability and achievement

and

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

and

when you

lookseeyourselfstare

in the

RORRIM|MIRROR

honey

all you find is that

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

s_k_i_p_s a generation

(just not for your cousins)

(or your siblings)

(or anyone but you)

and

maybeperhapsprobably

that is why you

toleratelovesubjectyourselfto

them

because you

-:d:-:a:-:z:-:z:-:l:-:e:-

them

doll

just by

putting a

sweetlovelypictureperfect

smile

on your

adorablepalemaskofa

face

and they

let you

*s,*,p,*,a,*,r,*,k,*,l,*,e*

sugar

when you

giggletalkplaydumb

and they're

somehow

|b|l|i|n|d|

to your

quietblankohsodead

eyes

dear

and with every

flashclickalwayssmile

they show you that

you

are their

current

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

and

somewhere

nowhere near the back of your

prettylittlenotsostupid

head

sweetheart

you

knowunderstandaccept

that they are

…...up

you

building...

just

so they can

tear...

you

…...down

and

you don't care

? do you ?

? darling ?

but

? guess what ?

they

do

sweetie

? don't you know ?

angel

they

listenwishwait

for you to

scream

with every

flashboomneverscream

because

it lets them know you're

stillalivestillherestillyou

beautiful

it tells them that they

could help you

if only you'd let them

and

? don't you think ?

darling

their hearts

/\c/r\a/c\k/\

with every

flashclickalwayssmile

because

they know you're

runninghidingloosingyourself

angel

they can see

beautifulwonderfulhappy

you

f...a...d...i...n..g a..w...a...y...

and they can't stop it

and

? don't you get it ?

sweetheart

they're

wishinghopingpraying

that you're not

flashsilencealreadygone

love

because

you need to clean your

RORRIM|MIRROR

precious

and

it will show you

the truth

that

they love you

because you fight

(harder than anyone)

(darling)

they know that

you're not the best but that doesn't mean you can't play

(you do the best you can)

(angel)

they see you

are more powerful than anyone

(no one can compare)

(beautiful)

they recognize

grades aren't the only way to be smart

(even the geniuses get jealous)

(sweetie)

they try to

see the world like you do

(because you've got the best view)

(honey)

they listen to

your amazingrevolutionaryinnovative ideas

(your mind is unique)

(sweetheart)

they watch you

because you excel at whatever you want to

(anything and everything)

(gorgeous)

they respect that

you're not afraid when everyone else cowers

(you always stand tall)

(love)

they see that

you are gorgeous

(even if you don't)

(dear)

they love that

you're always there with an offered hand

(even if you don't know what you can do)

(precious)

they understand that

everyone's your friend unless anyone hurts someone you love

(you don't even realize how fiercely protective you are)

(sweetie)

they laugh because

you say just the right thing at just the right time

(funny, maybe a little snarky, but nevernevernever mean)

(sweetheart)

they adore that

you can help them float when they start to sink

(laughs can save lives)

(beautiful)

they're your friends

simply because you are theirs

(you don't understand how important that is)

(honey)

they love you

because there's nothing not to love

(please see that)

(darling)

(please)

and

yes

you are surrounded

love

by

braveryathletespower

geniusesvisionariesinventors

talentcouragepurebeauty

helpkindnesswit

hilarityfriendshiplove

and

everywhere

you look

they are all

intelligence and ability and achievement

sweetie

they are all

special

but

not

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

angel

nevernevernever

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

(not without you)

(precious)

but

you are

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

darling

because of them

so

remember

gorgeous

that they

love

you because

you are

you

and

next time

there's a

flash

and you hear a click

knowunderstandaccept

you don't

always

have to

smile

it's not

flashclickalwayssmile

dear

it's

flashclicksmileifyouwantto

(so long as your)

(eyes)

(are)

(glitteringlaughingfulloflife)

(precious)

and

next time

there's a

flash

and you're deafened by a boom

knowunderstandaccept

that

you don't have to

never

scream

it's not

flashboomneverscream

angel

it's

flashboomscreamifyouneedto

(because they are)

(waiting)

(ready to)

(helpcomfortyouofferahugandahand)

(love)

and

next time

there's a

flash

and all you hear is silence

knowunderstandaccept

that you

haven't

already

gone

it's not

flashsilencealreadygone

honey

it's

flashsilencestillhere

(silence)

(because you are)

(sillalivestillherestillyou)

(and you can)

(beautiful)

and

remember

(alwayspleaseforever)

(remember)

sweetheart

they love you

because of

you

...so...

flash

? do you hear a click ?

they want you to

smile

baby

but you won't

? will you ?

? precious ?

you never do

(unless you want to)

flashclicksmileifyouwantto

today is a new day

flash

? do you hear the boom ?

you want to

scream

sugar

and you will

? won't you ?

? gorgeous ?

you always do

(when you need to)

flashboomscreamifyouneedto

the night is almost past

flash

? do you hear the silence ?

they think you're

gone

doll

but you aren't

? are you ?

? angel ?

you never were

(you're still here)

flashsilencestillhere

you don't need an escape

because

you are

braveathleticpowerful

geniusvisionaryinventor

talentedcourageouspurebeauty

helpfulkindwitty

hilariousfriendlyloving

you

are all

intelligence and ability and achievement

and

p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n

honey

(because of them)

because

you

*s,*,p,*,a,*,r,*,k,*,l,*,e*-:d:-:a:-:z:-:z:-:l:-:e:-|b|l|i|n|d|

everyone

(them and them)

(sweetie)

when

(because)

you

are

you

nevernevernever

forget

that

it's

flashclicksmileifyouwantto

gorgeous

and it's

flashboomscreamifyouneedto

precious

and it's

flashsilencestillhere

sweetheart

because you have

them

love

and

they love

beautifulwonderfulhappy

you

(alwayspleaseforever)

(forget them)

(dear)

(please)

you

nevernevernever

need to

changeadjusthideyourself

beautiful

(because you)

(werearewillalwaysbe)

((not just))

((current))

(p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n)

just be

you

honey

braveathleticpowerful

geniusvisionaryinventor

talentedcourageouspurebeauty

helpfulkindwitty

hilariousfriendlyloving

you

beautifulwonderfulhappy

you

and

darling

you'll

*s,*,p,*,a,*,r,*,k,*,l,*,e*-:d:-:a:-:z:-:z:-:l:-:e:-|b|l|i|n|d|

everyone

(them and them)

with every

flash

if you would

just

be

you


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