move on quotes

I helped myself.
wiped my own tears.
put balm over fresh wounds.
plastered parts of my heart that still were hurting.
gave myself time.
read books that soothed my soul.
heard music that calmed my nerves.
watched movies that made me smile.
bit by bit, piece by piece, I put
myself back together again.
and I gave myself a second chance
because I know that if I didn’t,

then no one else would.

—  Ruby Dhal

The next girl you’ll love,

she will be pink blossoms

and nectar lips,

she will kiss you like dawn

and sleep with you like sunset.

She will love you differently

and will touch you like healing,

her hair a fistful of tender

songs to lull you at night

and I,

I will be another ghost

you’ve long since grew out of

and on those rare times

you are weak enough for me

to haunt you,

you’d wake up to her hand

stroking your back;

her whispers drowning out

our daunting past because

what was I,
but a mirror to your demons
and all I’ve done was
bring out the worst in you -
the kindest favor I ever did
was to let you go.

—  I hope she loves you right // Genefe Navilon