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Zack Ripley May 9
I have decided that today,
I'm going to try.
I'm going to try to not be afraid
of what people say to me.
What they have to say about me.
My strategy is simple:
anticipate, accept, and understand.
If you anticipate someone will say something mean or disrespectful,
you can prepare yourself.
Then, if they do say something, you accept. Accept that's the way they feel about you. Finally, the most important part: understand. Understand that it is not your responsibility
to try to make them feel differently
or prove them wrong.
I did all this today hoping that tomorrow,        
you find the courage to try and do the same.
Zack Ripley Mar 17
it's not about the pain.
it's not about the price.
it's about the sacrifice people are willing to accept
to get what they want. to get what they need.
understanding they're willing to do more than bleed.
because understanding is the first step to earning respect.
and a world with more respect
brings us one step closer to a world of acceptance.
xavier thomas Jan 25
-The modern day is poor as people continue to act wild
-Lack of accountability been running rounds
for miles
-Marching marathons in remorse for awhile
-Watching expectations come up short as it starts to pile
-Its been a long time that its been a good time now
-Happiness is hard to be found
-Life has emotionally been roller coasting in the pandemic trials
-And time is racing pass the finish line, hoping to make this life count

-I talk pro about growth cause it’s important to me
-But letting go certain habits is a con i’m avoiding in me
-Praying towards my come up. Patience is slow, but surely
-I’ll manage to overcome those traits one day with the burning desire in me
-I know the potential is in me
-Been supporting free speech to damage people to speak out like it’s therapy
-But hold up, who’s volunteering their time for me to hear my story?

-Life’s crazy causing pressure on me
-Single making 50k yearly, but the office career is unhappy
-The girl I love right now not even mentally ready for me
-Of course I love myself but now who’s gonna love me?
-My heart holds hope while beating lonely, and yet
-Waiting patiently for something new and more
-Chances of getting married now is betting a craps game on the floor

-Can’t continue to sleep with this women I have deep feelings for
-If it’s 50/50 we’re not going to be together moving forward
-And if there’s zero chance for us in the future,
then allow me to close our paradise door
-Back to the drawing board of this single world tour
-Letting go is hard, but good for the soul i’m sure
-Healing these deep wounds is speaking straight to the primary source
-So I started writing my confessions in multiple letters to the Lord

-Hoping my sins don’t cast the next stone, which I can’t afford
-Asking God how further away am I from my reward?
-Once I take that first step to obedience, then his light will shine from the door
-This the start when I stop “starting over” and gain a little more
-This the start when blessings touch my hands as they begin to pour
-This the start when feeling apart turns my part into love and adore
-This the start when the heart can fully be restored
-And if there’s a high chance of life turning around, this the time I walk further towards more in store
-Growth is what i’m fighting for
~Love, Zay❤️
Anais Vionet Dec 2021
a down-payment of feelings is required
love me so I can decide to love you
please kiss for confirmation
touch this to accept
Mmmm
Does anyone ever read those “terms of service” agreements?
Amanda Kay Burke Oct 2021
The sunrise
Promise of a new day is a blessing I don't deserve

The autumn
Chance to change it brings is a gift I won't accept

Thoughts of beauty make me resent myself

Pulled me up a thousand times yet I still dig yet another hole to crawl back into

Dormancy making heart itch with restlessness

Living life in a frightened state of inactivity

Leaving pain somewhere I won't find it again but somehow it always makes its way back home
Like a lost pet
Big Virge Sep 2021
So What Do You Accept... ?
And What Do You Reject... ?
  
Do You Accept Common Sense...
And Reject... IGNORANCE... ?!?
  
Or Are You Accepting...
of Movements Directing...
Your Life Towards BADNESS...
DARKNESS And Madness... ?!?
  
Violent Tactics...
And Volatile Antics... ?!?
  
Are You One Who PANICS...
When Things Become Frantic...  
... Manic And TRAGIC... !?!
  
Or Do You... ACCEPT...
That When You’re INNOCENT...
That You Need To Stay Calm...
When Policemen Advance...
  
And NOT Lose Your COOL...
When Police Act The Fool...
And They Choose To ABUSE...
To FUEL ANGER In You... !!!
  
You See Some Rejections...
Can Stop You From Stressing...
When Sound Thought Collections...
Are Things You’re Accepting...
  
Like Acceptance of TRUTH... !!!
  
So Do You Reject...
What We Now Call Falsehoods... ?!?
  
The Type That Infect...
Like This Corona Flu... ?!?
  
Which Leads To The Question...
Are You One Accepting...
of... Vaccine Injections...
That Haven’t Been Tested... ?!?
  
Until CONCRETE PROOF...
Confirms That They’re Good...
For Humans To Infuse... ?!?
  
What About Mainstream News...
Do You Accept The Views...
of Those Who Presume...
To TELL YOU WHAT TO DO... ?!?
  
Especially When...
Their Own Rules THEY ABUSE... ?!?
  
Or That’s Right YES... REJECT...
Because They Seem Confused...
  
Are You Quick To Accept...
What Political Groups...
Confirm To Be... “ TRUE “...
  
Or Do You... Reject...
What They’re Quick To Suggest...
As Being What’s Best...
For You To Protect...
Yourself From Problems...
Due To Experiments...
They Conduct In Secret... ?!?
  
And Are Secretive Acts...
And Rejection of Facts...
Things You Choose To Accept... ?
  
Because If You Do...
Your Rejecting CLEAR Views...
As Well As The... TRUTH... !?!
  
Do You Think That Makes Sense...
To Reject Thoughts That PROVE...  
That It’s Really NOT Shrewd...
To Accept What’s NOT TRUE... ?!?
  
Rejections... Exceptions...
Like Those Who Break Rules...
  
Do You Accept Them Too... ???
  
These Days We’re Accepting...
A Great Deal Rejecting...
What Were Natural Grooves... ?!?
  
And Now We’re Accepting...
Injections That Could...
Cause Some Long Term Affects...
That May NOT Be So Good... ?!?
  
Some Things Now Accepted...
May NOT Be Corrective...
If They Are DEFECTIVE... !?!
  
Wisdom Is Needed...
In Times of Diseases...
And Doctrines And Thesis...
That Hurt Human Beings...
Like Racist Policing...
And Legal Proceedings...
That Leave Folks Accepting...
That Justice Is Heading...
Towards... ODD Directions...

Do You Accept THAT... ?!?
Because  ... It Is SAD...
To See People Sit Back...
  
And Fall For ANYTHING...
That World Governments Bring...
  
Now I’m NO ANARCHIST...
But I DO ACCEPT THIS... !!!
  
That Our Leadership STINKS...
of The Type of Business...
That We Need To RESIST... !!!
  
BEFORE The Ship SINKS... !!!
  
And Drowns More Than...
... LOOSE Lips... !!!
  
There Are Things We Accept...
That Are Cool To Reject...
  
Like All Our HUMAN FLAWS... !!!
But When Systems Are Flawed...
Due To Corporate Boards...
And Those Corrupting Laws...
  
We Need To Do MORE...
Than To Sit On The Fence...
  
When It Comes To What We Now...
  
..... “ Accept And Reject “......
As the poem, suggests, be wise with your choices...
Jennifer DeLong Sep 2021
If only , I could have
those most desired
If only , I could have
the love most desired
If only , I could have those
wishes & wants  
It is the if only's
But you see it's not how
it comes to be
The if only is just a dream
we can want it but only in
our dreams can it happen
then you wake up and
go about your day
still thinking if only
If only life was fair
If only we could be happy
with what we don't have
So just remember
If only is just that
If only ..
© Jennifer L DeLong 🦏
aspen wilde Jul 2021
i don't recognise the "girl" in the mirror anymore,
is she still there??
maybe crushed inside
the stars still burn bright just too deep for anyone to see them, or for her to see them
if i'm so uncomfortable in this body why am i still in it
i don't want to play the part anymore
i'm lost, i need to find me
however, there's something comforting about no-one seeing you, but when you leave it too long you can't see you either

parts of you can reappear,
like when you buy a new shirt,
it fits unlike the ones that cling,
you can hide in this one
but it's made for someone else
someone they don't expect you to be
and someone no-one wants you to be
but who do i want me to be
i want to be able to look in the mirror and like what i see, or even just accept it and feel safe within that body that isn't just a skin like this
Sad to see it go
The way you don't want it to.
We stay on the go.
Anything worth it is limited
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