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Eloisa Jul 28
I can either spend my life fighting every single thing that doesn’t go my way, or calm down and believe that life’s challenges can be overcome and happiness can be attained.
My enormous odds, struggles, and difficulties are opportunities for me to gain wisdom and grow tolerance and resilience.
Dead-ends,
detours,
u-turns,
even mishaps,
they’re going to work to my advantage.
I believe that I’m already on the path to freedom from pain and confusion.
I believe that people can replace hatred with love, anger with patience and acceptance, spite with generosity and compassion, and jealousy with kindness.
I must walk the path to save myself.
Nezzy Jul 24
Can I talk to you
Dad
Please
Don't hate me
Don't leave me
Tears
Spill down cheeks
I fall to my knees
I'm in love with her
Hands softly
Caress my back
It's okay
I'm here
I still love you
You're still my daughter
Relief washes over me
Waves of gratitude
For the gift I've been given
The gift of approval
Approval of my love
My eyes flutter open
Realization hits me
Like a slap in the face
It wasn't real
He wouldn't let me stay
Couldn't tolerate who I am
My love is a sin
And I ask myself
Why
Is the happiest dream
I've ever had
Acceptance?
Breathe in.
Pause.
Hold in the air that makes you stronger.
Pause.
Exhale all the worries you trap deep down in your soul where no one ever sees.
Close your eyes and stay still.
Float within your own consciousness.
You are one with who your want to be,
And when you open your eyes, I hope you wake to a new reality.


When You have sadness in your heart i know because I can feel it sleeping out your pores.
You act like you’re invincible,
But hiding from how you feel won’t change how you feel.
It won’t make you anew
You must come to terms with who you are in order to continue.
You need to communicate all that you want to be to yourself.
You are capable of so much more.
I pray that we find peace.
annh Mar 15
No god, my god, your god, our god;
No matter - we are all deserving of compassion, kindness, and tolerance.

'I begin in the name of God, the Most Compassionate and the Most Merciful.'
This afternoon, I sat at home within an armed police cordon watching live news updates of a mass shooting at my neighbourhood mosque a few hundred metres away. As evening falls and the streets echo with an eerie quiet, my thoughts go out to those who have been directly affected by this gross atrocity, whose sanctuary has been violated, whose families grieve.
MJL Mar 9
I’m here
No party
Who’s ****?
I'm not afraid
Everything’s primitive
New baby’s old
Suckling eternity
Carrying his mother
Teaching her father
A universe of historic shame
Threatening
The expanse of senseless
Intolerance
Grasping ignorance by the pores
Infant nails dig in and hold
Evolutions face of madness
Bloodshot
Biding a soiled fate
Biting for more
Sanity
Growing until -ism’s explode
Tears that crave change
Go forward
Moon Star Traveler
Be you
Be here with me
Recede against hate
Be one with the human race
Be one with the universe
Each generation brings us a step forward to ending intolerance.
Mary Mar 9
You’re loud and you’re rude
   and you embarrass me
I quietly put up with it

You demean me and you
   hurt my feelings
Yet I quietly put up with it

You raise your fists
   in anger at me
And I withdraw in fear

And pray for the day
   when I will have the strength
to stop being so quiet
Fọlá Feb 27
Why can’t we separate a human from a bad thing?.
Why must we judge everyone by their rap sheet?
Why can’t a man just be who he is,
And not what he did?

Aren’t we all allowed our mistakes?
The occasional misstep?
The errors we could do naught to prevent?
A fault here, a trip there?
Isn't that what makes us human in the end?

Aren't we allowed second takes?
Second chances, to start all over again?
The 'only' constant thing in life is change.
So, why can't we just give ourselves a ******* break?
Loved you when you were broke
Eased you when you were sore.
Existed through all the infliction
To make you an addiction.

Too solicitous to behold you
Well that’s the path I’ve travelled through.
Endured enough with utmost tolerance
That I Can ever take your absence.
Loved you when you were broke!!
Ameed Feb 14
And yes,
I searched for acceptance
from the inside
outside’s rejection was only
a shadow of the one in there that

faded
slowly
inside
out

© Ameed
Bruce Demos Feb 11
Green, black
This day lacks
A flower surrounded by mud
Dirt, meet Flower
Grow, love
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