The Happy Pills

By Gia, age 19, Florida
Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

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My pill bottle, the happy pills
have your face imprinted on them, or so I like to think.
Maybe today, if you tell me that you need me,
I'll skip the dose.
Try to stop using them.

Scream your name in my empty bed,
you haven't slept here since the last time your clothes were on my floor.
It was too long ago.
If you lived with me,
Would the mailbox overflow with junk mail and would I see the sun?

The words from your mouth are distinct,
As I watch you second guess, 17 months of bliss.
Cluttered thoughts, how was I to exist without you?

Scream for me baby, you whispered in my ear.
Your voice changes,
More demanding, more aggressive.
I always knew I could get that out of you.

We don't discuss the pills,
or how there are some days when I need you
so much but I can't tell you.
A writer lost for words,
ironic much?

Your black comforter, pillows with no cases.
Take me away, take me there.
When I heard the sentence,
I wouldn't be crying if I wasn't in love with you
better than any tablet.
Believe me, please Cherie.

Come to bed,
Your muffled snore and how you pull me close,
Help me sleep better.
Tomorrow, I'll tell you,
Just how much I love you.
Maybe show you with an elaborate plan I have yet to make.
Shut the light off,
I'll get rid of the pills tomorrow.

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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
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- 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)
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- I don't care (poetry)
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