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1.6k · Feb 6
Beautiful disaster
JoJo Feb 6
She was a beautiful disaster
waiting for you to rebuild her.
1.5k · Dec 2018
The Secret
JoJo Dec 2018
the secret to loving You
is knowing that I was loved
even before I took my first breath.

the secret to knowing You
is knowing that you Knew me
before my mother knew me.

the secret to spending eternity with You
is to walk with You in the present.
1.1k · Jan 16
the rain.
JoJo Jan 16

The beauty of walking in
the rain is that no one sees you cry.
instead, we are just strangers
getting water in our eyes.

1.0k · Dec 2018
broken rest.
JoJo Dec 2018
all she wanted was a sign that
life had not forgotten her
But all she had were the shackles
of her demons resting on her
pillow as she slept.
1.0k · Jan 18
the lonely drought
JoJo Jan 18
I watched you water my petals
Soaking my roots with your love
But then the drought came
And you left me thirsty.

My petals wilting away
From your abandonment.
And I watched as my soul died
In the lonely drought.
776 · Jan 21
color me you
JoJo Jan 21
Color me with
Your beautiful lies
So I can watch the
Distance between
Us grow.
Color your lips
On mine with
Your red lipstick
And I’ll watch
The sparks fly
From within
My heart.
Color me you
And I’ll
Earn back the
Trust I lost.
731 · Feb 1
forgotten love.
JoJo Feb 1

What a shame
That the rose
Died before You
Got a chance to water it.

What a shame
That the candle
Burned out before
You got a chance to light it.

I guess that’s
The beauty in forgotten love.

664 · Jan 28
God.
JoJo Jan 28

even in my darkest hour
I will still rest
upon Your unchanging love
for me.

I will lie
In the pastures
and weep with your sheep
for You are good to me.

JoJo Dec 2018
If I could rearrange the stars,
I’d put the moon in front of the sun
So I could witness your beauty from the darkness.
587 · May 2018
On Purpose
JoJo May 2018
On Purpose

I kissed you without permission—
In hopes that you would kiss me back.
I was open with you—
In hopes that you would be open with me.

I waited in the rain on that cold December night---
In hopes that you would pick me up.
I wrote you 365 letters every day for a year.
In hopes that you would write me back.

I loved you on purpose—
In hopes that you would love me back.
I fought with you on purpose—
Hoping you would fight back.

Three years have passed since our last phone call.
You have probably moved on—
Yet I sit in this empty room,
Wondering why I loved you on purpose.
JoJo Dec 2018
don’t pretend you can’t feel my heart
pounding through my shirt.
don’t pretend like you don’t know that
I tremble every time you’re near me.

I pretend that you’re just a friend
but you’re the ecstasy that runs
through my veins.
and I can’t pretend that
I don’t love you.
503 · Jan 16
not a suicide note.
JoJo Jan 16
sometimes i want someone to take the rain
but leave the pain
so I can watch my heart slowly die
like it was always meant to.

but mind you,
this is not a suicide note
because my soul has already died.
JoJo Dec 2018
The atmosphere you breathe is the void
Of my soul’s content.
And I am safe.
Underneath the aurora of our bodies breathing.
JoJo Jan 13
The day I became a superhero
Was the day I chose
To stop loving you
Even though my heart
Craved your presence.

The day I became a superhero
Was the day
I chose to walk away
From your abuse.

The day I became a superhero
Was learning to love me for the first time.
JoJo Jan 22
i kissed a girl
and i liked it.
no, i'm not weird.
i refuse to conform
or for you to label
me as inferior
for following my
heart.

i am not
some trophy
or prize to be
showcased
to inflate
your ego.

i am a human being
**** it.
and i demand to
be heard.

i don't always
cross my legs
when i sit.

i don't always shave
because i am a mammal
and mammals have hair
and that's okay

if i'm being honest
i'm tired of the sterotypes
of who you want me to be.

so i'm gonna be me.
like it or not,

i'm a human being
and i demand to be heard.
Not necessarily a feminist piece but take it as you wish :)
407 · Feb 2018
Hate me, love me.
JoJo Feb 2018
My brain is in constant torment.
Thoughts scattered as paranoia ensues.
Hate me, love me is its mantra.
Then all is dark as I drift into the Unknown.
390 · Feb 1
i am flower.
JoJo Feb 1

I am a flower
except my roots and
stems have been plucked
and my roots drowned
beneath my tears
until You positioned
the sun above the
gound from which I grew
and my leaves grew
from Your love.

I'll always be Your flower

JoJo Jan 10
What if your walls let someone in
Instead of keeping them out.
325 · Feb 2018
Self-Destruct
JoJo Feb 2018
One button, two voices.
Which one do I follow?
Wounds opened with steel, I have two choices.
But what surrounds is sorrow.

Panic ensues as tantalizing birds sing-
"Into the abyss, you go"
Paralyzed within the ******* of their wings,
I know there will never be another tomorrow.

What's done is done-
It was a good run.
316 · Dec 2018
A Sad Story
JoJo Dec 2018
I
Was
Asked
To
Write
The
Saddest
Story
Ever
Written
So
This
Is
What I
Wrote:
My soul died without knowing Jesus.
JoJo Dec 2018
I loved you until it became a habit.
And like a cigarette,
I became addicted.
289 · Feb 19
food.
JoJo Feb 19

the mirror was her friend
but all she saw
was her ghastly skeletal
reflection telling
her to put down the food once more.

283 · Oct 2018
thorns/the barefoot series
JoJo Oct 2018
Thorns.
You made.
Poked and prodded
You invaded my soul
As if I were a cesspool
of your worst nightmares.
And the sad thing is,
I let you.
242 · Dec 2018
heartbreak...
JoJo Dec 2018
Heartbreak is the cruelest form of suicide.
If only you were here to hear the sound of my heart breaking.
Then maybe you’d stay just a little bit longer.
242 · Feb 4
the reason
JoJo Feb 4
you're the reason
i can dance between
the fire and never get burned.

you're the reason
that i can say goodbye
to the moon
and not cry while it's sleeping.

you're the reason
that i can't spell
"I love you"
without you.
226 · Jan 23
sometimes.
JoJo Jan 23
Sometimes cutting is
Easier than pretending
I’m not hurting.
Sometimes cutting is easier
Than saying I’m  okay
When I’m  really dying
On the inside.

Sometimes cutting will
lead to a decision I
Can’t take back.

save me.
JoJo Dec 2018
The wisest line ever is written:

“Some infinities are simply bigger than other infinities.”

-John Green.
JoJo Jan 9
My psychiatrist told me to
Paint him a picture
Of a better future.

So I said:

“Give me the ability to discern the truths
In my heart from the lies in my mind.”

Only then can there be progress.
Because mental health is important.
195 · Dec 2018
12:32 a.m.
JoJo Dec 2018
You taught me to dance in the storm
even when I couldn’t feel sunshine approaching
and in the chaos of my heart,
You calmed the waves within.
and I kept dancing wildly with You beside me.
A little hope for those who are scared to take that first step. Just trust.
195 · May 2018
Demons
JoJo May 2018
They dwell in the shadows—
The darkness is all-consuming, reckless, obliterating
Everything in its path, wreaking havoc on her world
They surround her like a cloud of smoke, making it impossible
to breathe,
They thirst for control, they hunger for power—
They hunger for her beating heart, its rhythmic beat resonating into
Their dark, empty, lifeless souls.
They feed on her very existence: mind, body, and soul.
She struggles to fend off the toxic hands that seem to
Wrap her in their suffocating embrace, crushing the depths of her soul—
******* her into the blazing, torturous inferno of ****
Their sinister voices ******* into the depths of her mind—
Her thoughts, feelings, and actions intertwine with their
Evil and corrupt unholy caldrons.

These are her demons. They are part of her. They are her world.
They hold her in *******—
She is a prisoner waiting to be freed from her captivity.
This silence is deafening; the world has suddenly gone numb.
She is paralyzed by fear.
And in an instant, darkness engulfs her broken spirit.
192 · Feb 5
the altar
JoJo Feb 5

i am so thankful
God took the time
to carve your delicate
hand into mine
so that we may unite
as one at the altar.

JoJo Jan 10
I’m tired of fighting a
Winless battle.
I wish I could reverse
Time and stop me from being born.
But all I have are
These pills that can give me
The permanent sleep I desire.
But then I think of you
And flush them out.
Don't worry, I'm okay.
180 · Feb 2018
Valentine's Day
JoJo Feb 2018
Hearts plastered with sickening love.
Fake smiles sprung from deceitful hearts.
Children crying, babies dying.
What a wonderful world to be had.
179 · Jan 27
The Veil
JoJo Jan 27
To live by blind
Faith is to
Carry the torn veil
To the cross.

So, God,
I come to the alter
To sew back the
Veil the devil
Tried to destroy.
176 · Jan 22
proceed with caution.
JoJo Jan 22

i don't expect you to mend my soul overnight
but i do ask that you
treat my heart with careful consideration
because i don't think i can handle
another tear.

all i ask is that
you proceed with caution
and mend my heart.
one day at a time.


175 · Dec 2018
ten minutes.
JoJo Dec 2018
I wonder what it would be like to die for ten minutes.
for ten minutes, to be at peace.
to be free from the chaos.
for ten minutes, I wonder what I would miss in life
wondering if anyone would even care if
I was gone.

for ten minutes.
JoJo Dec 2018
Unhinge my deepest insecurities
And grasp me within the safety of your love.
Light a match within the hallowed halls of my heart
And I’ll watch the demons flee.
164 · Jan 20
prison
JoJo Jan 20
i am in prison
but it’s not what you think.
there are no bars.
no chains.
there are no scheduled visitations
except for the demons
that visit me in my nightmares.
and the monsters under the bed
That greet me
When I wake.

Instead, i am
imprisoned by my own
tumultuous thoughts of anxiety
and contrition

i am in prison
made from my own
imaginary friends.
and i can’t seem
to find
release.
JoJo Dec 2018
Thank you for loving me at my worst.
I promise to give you my heart at my best.
157 · Jan 30
the ninety-nine.
JoJo Jan 30

I wrapped my heart in
discontentment
and watched the foxes
roam the vineyard
until You
poked
and prodded
and left
the 99
for me.

God's love is more powerful than I ever thought.
151 · Jan 23
worth.
JoJo Jan 23

These shapeless faces
don’t have any value
until I looked in the mirror.
Suddenly, I knew my worth.
and so should you.

150 · Dec 2018
You & me
JoJo Dec 2018
I painted my love for You on a page
each word unraveling
the beauty of Your character.
each letter carefully orchestrating the
promise You made.

You painted Your love for me on a cross
each nail revealing
the depths of Your love.
and I know You are for me.
Your promise redeemed me
even in my darkest hour.

Forever it will be
You and me.
144 · Feb 3
diamonds.
JoJo Feb 3

she spent her entire
life chasing diamonds
only to realize
that her greatest
treasure was always beside her
whispering in her ear
"you're more precious than all the riches of this world."

140 · Jan 10
I kissed the Devil.
JoJo Jan 10
I kissed the devil for a brief moment of ecstasy
But lost my heavenly treasure.
And now I stand outside the gates
On my knees, one last time
Hoping You’ll forgive me once more.
JoJo Dec 2018
Let our love part the seas
So that we may walk on water
And into an eternal heaven
Where only our two souls shall dwell.
JoJo Dec 2018
The infinity of our past pales in comparison to the infinity of our future.
135 · 3d
my tears.
JoJo 3d

there is no hole
big enough to fill
the satisfaction of my misery.
even my tears overwhelm
the ocean from which
all life swims.

instead i keep my tears
locked away in a reservoir
where the demons feed off them.

134 · Dec 2018
don't/ love martyr series
JoJo Dec 2018
Don’t promise me the world if
you aren’t prepared to keep it spinning.

Don’t let me fall
if you aren’t prepared to catch me.

Don’t promise me sunshine
in the midst of the rain.


Above all:

Don’t promise to sew my heart back together
only to put a band-aid on it.
132 · Feb 2
questions
JoJo Feb 2

Does the sun miss the moon
When it’s sleeping?
Does the hand miss the thread?
When it’s no longer spinning?

Is the child no longer?
Dependent on its mother
even after he or she
reaches adulthood?

Is a clock is still a clock
Even when it’s not ticking?

So tell me how could I
Possibly miss the chance
To dance with my first love
for the rest of my days.

For the brokenhearted, may you confide in Him for whom is the healer of all things.
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