"To put it another way, pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Why must it be pain? Why can’t he rouse us more gently, with violins or laughter? Because the dream from which we must be wakened, is the dream that all is well."
— William Nicholson, Shadowlands (via feellng)
"He doesn’t have to say it, i feel it too; it’s not subtle - like every bell for miles and miles is ringing at once, loud and clanging, hungry ones and tiny, happy, chiming ones, all of them sounding off in this moment. I put my hands around his neck, pull him to me, and then he’s kissing me hard and so deep, and i am flying, sailing, soaring…"
— Jandy Nelson, The Sky is Everywhere (via feellng)
"I used to think I was tough, but then I realized I wasn’t. I was fragile and I wore thick fucking armor. And I hurt people so they couldn’t hurt me. And I thought that was what being tough was, but it isn’t."
— James Frey (via unconcernedteenblogger)
“On my days off I leave my apartment
explore the city or grab coffee with a friend.
The grocery stores here don’t make my hands sweat.
I haven’t had the urge since I moved.
I know who to call if I’m feeling sad.
No, I haven’t even thought of it.
I hurt myself once in high school, but not since.
I have enough money to make it.
I’m not nervous about moving.
Yes, I ate dinner.
I run five miles because I like it.
I only hurt myself the one time
in middle school, but that’s it.
No, sex never scares me.
I can tell my mom anything.
I don’t really feel sad, I guess.
I don’t care.
I don’t need her.
I never fight with my girlfriend.
Yeah, I must’ve been.
It was kind of an accident.
Everyone in seventh grade.
I’m friends with everyone.
I know what that means."
No, I didn’t read that in a book.
I like having two bedrooms cause I have lots of toys.
Yes, I understand why I’m here.”
Lost Generation - A pessimistic poem that when read backwards, becomes optimistic.
I’m a part of Lost Generation
and I refuse to believe that
I can change the world
I realize this may be a shock but
“Happiness comes from within”
is a lie, and
“Money will make me happy”
So in thirty years I’ll tell my children
They are not the most important thing in my life
My employer will know that
I have my priority straight because
Is more important than
I tell you this
Once upon a time
Families stay together
But this will not be true in my era
This is a quick fix society
Experts tell me
Thirty years from now I will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my divorce
I do not concede that
I will live in a country of my own making
In the future
Environmental destruction will be the norm
No longer can it be said that
My peers and I care about this earth
It will be evident that
My generation is apathetic and lethargic
It is foolish to presume that
There is hope
And all of this will come true unless we reverse it."