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For when rock bottom hits back MAG

June 25, 2014
By spiritwriter GOLD, Hicksville, New York
spiritwriter GOLD, Hicksville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"It's not a matter of "can I change the world," it's about "how do I want to change the world?""
-Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Telling your story all over again
to strangers among friends
feels a lot like the intersection
of beginning

and end.

It feels like living again
no longer hitting your head
against a wall;
no longer slamming your fists,
aiming your flesh at the brick
and making your dog-tired friends
wait for your last call;

or waiting for your wrists
to run out and crumble,
waiting for your soul to sink
to the bottom
where even the rocks that everyone else hits
are afraid to live.

There is no refuge
in a bottomless pit.

But when you learn what hope is
you can't help but know
that tomorrow will come,
and it's waiting for us all to show up
with our minds scarred or bruised,
but our wrists intact.

The author's comments:
TW: self harm.

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Aug. 16 2014 at 9:14 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

It feels like a proverb. Empowering. Promising a better tomorrow that if we fight hard enough for it today we can achieve it sooner or later. :)

on Jul. 22 2014 at 7:26 pm
nithyaswaminathan BRONZE, Pleasanton, California
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a badge well earned. Love this. great concept and great title....its perfect.