She Died for Love

By Brittany, age 17, Tennessee

The night is dark, she's all alone,
Sending shivers to the bone.
Phone rings, expecting it to be him,
It's not, she has to fake a grin.
Answering the phone in her fake cheery voice,
As if she really had much choice.
The cop said, "Yes, is Brittany there?"
She replied, "This is she," without much care.
"Hello there, miss. He needs you now."
Oh God, she thought. What happened, how?
"He was in a wreck, he was sort of high.
His car went soaring through the sky.
It flipped and rolled, there's shattered glass.
We're just waiting for the time to pass."
The tears were rolling down her cheeks.
She hadn't talked to him in weeks.
"He asked for you, miss, and only you.
He said that no one else will do."
She grabbed her keys and her coat,
Ignoring the lump in her throat.
A few seconds later, she arrived at the scene.
The car looked horrendous, making her face turn green.
She ran over to him as fast as she could,
Knowing anything to help him wouldn't do any good.
She slowly cradled him in one arm,
Using the other to support him, not to do more harm.
He looked in her eyes as he started to cry,
Both of them knowing he was sure to die.
She began to rock him, not saying a word,
Then she was surprised by what she heard.
"I've always loved you, just to let you know,
But I guess it's time that I should go.
Take care of yourself and be good in life
Because one day you'll make an excellent wife."
He said this all with a quick little smile,
She then knew he'd die in a very short while.
She hugged him close and kissed his head,
Feeling the cold, realizing he was dead.
She laid him down to finally rest
Smearing his blood all over her chest.
Getting in the car, she headed home
Knowing that she'd still be alone.
She walked inside and got some rope
Knowing there was no more hope.
She wrote a note and signed her name,
She knew without him, it wouldn't be the same.
She tightly tied the rope up high,
Hoping the first attempt she'd die.
They later took time to cut her down
And soon it was her note they found.
It told of his death, how gory and grim,
And that she couldn't go on without him.
She requested to be buried by his grave,
And it was this poem to them she gave:

Roses are red, violets are sweet,
Bury me from head to feet,
And on my grave place a dove,
And remember this, I died for love.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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