It Was Always About Me
artwork: Gillian H.
(Full Poem Below)
It was three weeks after you left
And I had cried about you for the first time
Maybe it finally registered that I couldn’t have you
That you weren’t going to call me and tell me you made a mistake
But I already knew you wouldn’t
I guess I had this little bit of hope you that you would
That you would see me again and regret walking out on us
But the more I thought about you
The more it became apparent my tears had nothing to do with the boy that left
It was about what I wanted
What I made you out to be
What you had promised me
I was heartbroken about the illusion of what our future could be like
And that illusion had nothing to do with you
But it had everything to do with me
"crazy" is a bad word to describe my artistic brain.
but I shall take it.
for I am free.
and, you can't cage me.
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Sinta, mahal kita
Ngunit sa bawat sambit ko nito
Ay may kapiraso ng sarili kong
Maaari mong iluwang muli.
Kaya pasensya ka na
Kung nagiging matipid ako sa pagsasabi nito
Hindi ko na kayang damputin
Ang mga butil ng sarili ko
Para lang muling ihain sa mga gutom mong kamao.
— when you take the time thinking about that question deeply, what the first thing that comes on your mind?
Down The Road
~this is an exert from a longer poem I wrote. Comment if you would be interested in seeing the full version!
I've always heard the phrase, "the brightest smiles hide the deepest scars", but never really gave it much thought. I realize now how true this saying actually is. .
I've seen people with an amazing attitude and people who seem shrouded in positivity open up and reveal scars that are beyond imaginable.
Just because someone seems happy, does NOT mean they actually are. There could be a million things happening in someone's mind. I've seen too many people destroyed by mental health related issues. .
Please be kind and understand that you don't know what's going on with someone. Do not assume. Every second you have with someone, please cherish it. Be there, be fully present, for that may be all someone needs.
For anyone going through something - anything, please know that you're not alone. Don't ever give up! There is love everywhere, sometimes it just takes a while to find it. I promise things will get better. So as long as the clock ticks, the sun will rise. Please stay strong. Get the help you need. Asking for help is not a weakness. The ability to accept is a strength. .
For everyone reading this, do me a favor. Go to your messages and send a message to a close friend, saying something kind. Tell them you love them and how grateful you are for them. Sometimes, that's all someone is hoping for.
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march 27, 2018.
this is a personal story
that may be triggering to
some audiences, please
read at your own risk.
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I hope you travel more. I know that’s easy to say. I know you’ll probably tell me that you are trying to be more responsible about money, and honestly, that’s a good thing, but there’s nothing in this world that comes close to the experience and education that you get when you travel.
So I’ll say it again - travel more. Go on all the trips. Remember that it’s more important to spend your money on experiences, not things, for the things you buy can break or lose their luster, but the memories of the trips you take will last forever and change you indefinitely.