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Mind over Matter, Mentor atop Student

by PoeticallyPondering9 on May 22, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This is my deepest, my truest, and my most destined memoir. A fate I was afraid to share because I was ashamed of it, ashamed of my decisions that led me down a treacherous, spiraling path of forbidden love, murderous guilt, attempted suicide, handcuffed arrest, sedated madness, agonizing betrayal, and finally, although it feels as if I am still waiting, victorious triumph. Read it twice and you will understand. I have been talking about him in the majority of my memoirs... And the rarest irony lies within this one. Mind over Matter never truly existed. It began with mind: philosophy, literally. But, when the meadow came pouring into our affair, it never triumphed over substance. We were both thinkers, but he had a secret life and I was blind to it. Just a crush on a teacher, never thought he would crush on me back...


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