4the arms that hold me: <3woke me cryin.how can I help, begged.<3 said: write the book.
how is it so easy for you to be kind to ppl he asked. cause ppl have not been kind to me
he was supposed to be the 1st male love of your life, you search for him everywhere -dad
you were so afraid of my voice, I decided to be afraid of it too. -mother
she was a rose in the hands of those who had no intention of keeping her
I've had sex she said but I dk what making love feels like.
if I knew what safety looked like I would've spent less time falling into arms that weren't
the idea that we are so capable of love but still choose to be toxic. (corny)
he guts her w his fingers like he's scraping the inside of a cantaloupe clean. #commodity
how someone can pour entire soul, blood &energy into some1 without wanting anything
you smell like earth, herbs, gardens; a little more human than the rest of us.
I know I should crumble for better reasons, but have you seen that boy: he brings the sun to its knees every night. (HALLELUJAH FATHER GOD, OWNER OF EVERYTHING).
nothing is safer than the sound of you reading out loud to me -the perfect date.
you might not have been my 1st love but you were the love that made all others irrelevant
you've touched me without even touching me
how do you turn a forest fire like me, so soft I turn into running water
you look like you smell of honey &no pain, let me have a taste of that
means nothing to me if he loves you if he can't do a single wretched thing about it
how limiting: at such ripe young age I experienced most exhilarating person I've ever met
love is not cruel, we are cruel. love is not a game. we have made a game out of love
the way they leave tells you everything
perhaps I don't deserve nice things, cause I am paying for sins I don't remember
the thing about writing is I can't tell if it's healing or destroying me. lol???
how u love self is how u teach others 2love u (*pronoun immediately shows weakness*)
hair -we are at war with what comes most naturally to us. </3
the thought of birthing poems, opening myself up to conceive, in love /& lust w writing
you split me open in the most honest way there is. 2split a soul open &force me 2write -ty
if you can , keep your head when all about you are losing theirs &blaming.. trust yourself when all men doubt, but make allowance for their doubting too; if you can wait ¬ be tired of waiting, or being lied about, don't deal in lies, or being hated, don't give way to hating, &yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise. if you can dream -¬ make dreams your master; think -¬ make thoughts your aim; if you can meet w Triumph &Diaster, &treat those 2 imposters just the same; if you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap fro fools, or watch the things you gave your life to, broken. &stoop &build em up w worn -out tools. if you can make 1 heap of all your winnings &risk it on 1 turn of pitch &toss, &lose, &start again at your beginnings, &never breathe a word about your loss.. if you can talk w crowds &keep your virtue, or walk w Kings -nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you. if all men count w you, but none too much.. Yours is the Earth &everything that's in it, &-which is more -you'll be a Man, my son!
-father's advice to son; Kipling
"in order2be able2think you have2risk being offensive."JBP
i am no bird; &no net ensnares me. -charlotte bronte
"never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty -never give in except to convictions of honor &good sense." -w. churchill. 10/28/41
i am not afraid of storms, for i am learning how to sail my ship. -louisa may alcott
nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. persistence &determination alone are omnipotent.
i am not an extraordinary man, &i am quite ordinary. but God chose me for something quite extraordinary. -a. valladares receives '16 canterbury medal.
not failure, but low aim, is crime -james russell lowell
a genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus -mlk jr. (you are all leaders .#experts)
it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust &sweat &blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again &again because there is no effort without error &shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best knows in the end the trump of high achievement, &who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold &timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -theodore roosevelt
we are what we repeatedly do. excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -aristotle
no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -eleanor roosevelt
a dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.-gk c.