[oasis][stories]

Him

By Matthew Bullard

tonight he's in someone else's arms,
all i had to do
was say no,
but i let him
because all i want
is to make him happy
and if my sorrow should bring joy
to him
then let tears run down my face.

On rainy days

By Matthew Bullard

He holds the umbrella over me
but there's a hole in it
and the water drips on my shoulder.
I smile anyway
and put my arm around his waist
and hold him close.


Matthew, 17, attends Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, TX. He can be reached online at tristan@ballistic.com.
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