Some people live purgatory lives;
they dance with the invitation
just long enough
for the moment
to become romantic
then they usher the
right out the door
as if being
with the end
is an easy way
go at any moment.
Some people chase
the idea of death
they forget to
We spend every day
and trying to make
everyone and ourselves
for not being able to get this fluctuating life right
I am learning that getting it right
takes doing it wrong
quite a few
that is simply something neither you or I can be ashamed of.
We cannot substitute the lessons
that failure and patience bring us-
all we really can do is
face our hardships
with limited understanding
and obtain what we can
from our moments of misery.
I am finding more and more
lingers in those moments
and I am beginning to appreciate
of what I can
I used to fear my own presence.
Shake my head at my own sight.
Be disgusted with my thoughts
and ruin my existence.
I used to do all of these things because I felt
I was not the person taking charge
for my life.
I was not the person owning responsibility
for their actions.
I was not the person acting on their decisions
although the choices were petrifying.
I was not that kid because
I DID NOT YET UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS CAPABLE OF.
I had yet to find the opportunity in my failures.
I had yet to see the potential in my flaws.
I had yet to understand that there are twenty-four hours
in a single day
and we can own every single one of them
when we are not focused on defeat.
And that sounds a little extreme at first,
but if I can convince you of anything today-
please do not be afraid of change.
Welcome it with open arms and be prepared for
your entire life to get uncomfortable
when you start being honest with the world
and most importantly-
I have let go of so much heartache
from no longer pretending I am okay.
I have let go of so much anxiety
from not allowing others to hold
their expectations over me.
I have let go of so much depression
from standing up for myself
because I was sick of the world
telling me NO.
I have let go of so much
and have said goodbye
to so many friends
over what they took from me
always kept me on
the better course;
a step ahead
when they were looking behind
by the time
they could realize
but I guess depending on which way you are looking at it-
all of this is just bragging of course.
So I will never mind you
if you are not listening.
I will forgive you
when you come around.
BUT IF YOU ARE LISTENING LOUD,
HERE RIGHT NOW-
know that I am too.
And for every dream you are chasing-
it is chasing after you.
Kudos if you read this all. I hope it helped. Even though some might find this appalling- I just hope it get's to at least one of you.