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Saudade

Her head tried to keep her thoughts grounded in reality.
Her beautiful heart encouraged her to soar through her daydreams.
Saudade brought gray clouds of melancholy.

Her spirit felt dull, listless, and tired.
Her steady faith blessed her with warmth and light.
Saudade caused a yearning for something she knew was almost within reach.

Her loneliness was a raw, haunting ache.
Her wondrous love became a triumphant adventure.
Saudade coursed through her veins like blood and wine.
Bittersweet pain and pleasure.

--Andrea C., Adult