What to do with your sadness

February 16, 2013
By rustyemotions BRONZE, Queens, New York
rustyemotions BRONZE, Queens, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
-Ernest Hemmingway


Try writing a list of things that make you happy in an old notebook
Do not stop until you’ve ripped out every page
because you cannot think of anything without the faintest trace of unhappy

Count the fallen hairs on your bed sheet
question whether they belong to you
or the boy who visits you in your nightmares

Sink your teeth into the soft flesh of your forearm
Watch as the broken skin becomes red
If anyone asks,
tell them it was a gift from your lover

Try painting or poetry,
quit midway because you have convinced yourself that you are insufficient
Trace all your broken parts back to their beginnings,
cry because the truth hurts

Take a shower until your skin turns into the color of a bruised tomato
Take a bath afterwards
Drown yourself in jazz and soapy water
Do not come up for air



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on Feb. 23 2013 at 12:48 am
rustyemotions BRONZE, Queens, New York
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
-Ernest Hemmingway

Thank you all so much. 

EYSYL SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2013 at 1:36 pm
EYSYL SILVER, Jackson Heights, New York
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Mother of otherness,
Eat me.”

Your writings are pretty grand. Thank you for sharing your talent. 

on Feb. 22 2013 at 6:49 am
cornflower_glass SILVER, Seongbuk-gu, Other
5 articles 0 photos 7 comments
beautiful...sad but moving...certainly made me think.

on Feb. 21 2013 at 2:26 pm
ChrisJ PLATINUM, Rochester, New York
24 articles 15 photos 289 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
- Martin Luther King Jr.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the darkness in this piece, powerful, and daring, GREAT job!

on Feb. 21 2013 at 1:57 pm
LinkinPark12 PLATINUM, Lincolnshire, Other
45 articles 1 photo 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
Work like you don’t need money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching. ¦ I like change - but only when everything stays the same.

This is so sad :( But I love it all the same <3


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