I never liked my knees much
and how they would so easily bruise.
Or how my weeping willow hair
would tangle around every wisp of wind.
And I always disliked my hands and
the way they could never hold onto you.
But the sun kissed me pink
and I’m running dry of syllables
to tell you what my lips left alone.
That I never wanted to give you
something so broken.
“One of the things that makes humans different from animals is that we are given the sense and ability of judgment to make sound decisions. We have instincts and desires just as animals do, but we have the ability to use sense, knowledge, and wisdom to discipline ourselves, while animals, for the most part, don't. Sadly, however, we are a creation that is ungrateful and ignorant. We have been given so much, yet we don't use any of it, and resort back to animalistic ways. Control yourself when facing your desires, be wise and disciplined in how you approach things, and be grateful and thankful to God for giving you so much. Live to the fullest, but maintain wisdom, intelligence, and discipline.”—Nadir Keval
Bravery isn’t always about a knight in shining armor rescuing his beloved princess from a castle. It isn’t always about facing your fear of heights, or ghosts, or being alone in the dark. Sometimes bravery is being able to wake up in the morning, or go to sleep at night without wishing you were dead. Sometimes, bravery is fighting off the demons, that sleep inside your head.
My unloving heart turned North
when you gave me your apologetic palms
for the first time
I’ve been undoing
I’ve been untying
strings of time I left tangled and forgotten into our hair
you took apart my love like a drunk after whiskey
and swallowed it down to the final yellow teardrop,
as if you could kiss away my weak spots
now you’re just an empty bar stool
and I’m spilling out blood,
hoping you’ll see my terrible soul and
come December, find me frozen in deep red.
You don’t have to be perfect for people to love you. Sometimes, you just have to be yourself, and let the people find the beauty in everything that you do, the way you present yourself, the way you speak and the way you stand up. Everybody has flaws, and it is up to you on how you want to present yourself. You are beautiful inside and out. So, here’s a glass and cheers for the underdogs. Cheers for us.