The first time you heard her say
That she wished she was dead,
Her face was crimson, twisted in anguish, and
Her cries echoed through the night.
You tried to forget what you just heard
And insisted she didn’t mean it;
She was just upset,
But the words had burned into your heart,
Branding them in a place you tried to forget.
But then months later the words reappeared;
Her eyes met yours and they were so dull,
So different from the way they used to sparkle and
Her voice never even wavered as she told you
How she could be buried six feet deep
And she just might be happier
Because god himself could not strike her with any curse
That would be more painful than
What was already coursing through her veins.
You wondered what had possibly happened
To take the bright, hopeful girl you knew
And replace her with this catatonic zombie that suddenly
Just appeared where she used to stand.
You watched her every move and at first
It didn’t seem to fit, that was, until you noticed
How she stopped eating like before
Or no longer checked both ways before crossing the street
Like she didn’t even care.
How could you have known she wanted to die,
When she still smiled and laughed
And looked just like she always had?
How could it be that your best friend,
Or sister or lover
Could feel like there wasn’t enough room
On this planet for her to fit,
Or enough love in everyone’s heart
For her to have some?
the US is unreal like girls cant wear shorts to school, you can literally lose your job for being gay, and unarmed black children are brutally murdered on the regular but old white ppl r still like “what a beautiful country. i can freely carry a gun for no reason and some of our mountains look like presidents. god bless”
“I’m always soft for you, that’s the problem. You could come knocking on my door five years from now and I would open my arms wider and say ‘come here, it’s been too long, it felt like home with you.’”—Azra.T “My Heart is Full of Open Windows.” (via bl-ossomed)
“1. The boy who takes your virginity is only going to love you long enough for you to stay in his bed.
2. Your first job is never the best job. But you’ll meet some of your best friends there.
3. Sometimes things don’t go the way you expect them to at all.
4. People are usually never who they say they are.
5. If you love someone, you need to tell them. Nobody is good at the guessing game.
6. If your best friends don’t like the boy you’re involving yourself with, chances are he’s bad news.
7. If a boy starts an invitation with, “Are you home alone”/”I’ll be home alone”, say no. You are a human being, not a toy to be played with.
8. If some boy invites you to “the backseat of his truck”, he’s a piece of shit. Tell him to fuck himself.
9. “Sorry” doesn’t always fix what you messed up.
10. Stop wasting time wishing you could take back what you already did.
11. You are at fault sometimes.
12. There’s going to be a boy that you let get away. Yes, you loved him. It’s for the best, though.
13. Toxic people hardly ever start off toxic.
14. It’s always nice to make new friends, but never forget who your real friends are.
15. Never lose the friends that would answer their phone at 3am if you called
16. Never lose sight of who you are because of a boy.”—16 Things I Learned While Being 16 (via dizzyhemmings)
my father told me once to never date anyone who talks smoothly around you from the start because if someone likes you they should be a little nervous and honestly i think that’s some of the best advice anyone has ever given me
A 14 year-old boy was recently raped at knife-point by a 20 year-old woman. When the story broke, it was primarily men who claimed he should have enjoyed it. It was feminists who validated his pain and spoke in support of him.