Jo Rejoicing

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Christian
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Multilingual
ESFP/Enneagram 2 and 7
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Scientist
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Narnian
Annieran
Redwaller
Joshua 1:9

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October 27, 2020

FREE WRITING

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i. practice your smile in front of the mirror
    it has to look real
    practice your laugh on camera
    not too forced or they won't believe it

ii. only cry at night when everyone is asleep
    make sure they don't hear
    learn to weep silently
    let the sobs shake your body,
    hardly any sound escaping

iii. don't listen to sad songs
     they don't make it better
     
iv. don't watch movies
     that also doesn't help
     to watch perfectly animated characters 
     and perfectly shaped actresses
     with their perfect voices
     perfect posture
     manners
     lives

v. say the hurt out loud
    to yourself
    never to someone else
    because what if they hurt you more
    or judge you
    or brush it off like it's nothing

vi. be who you were before you drowned
     when you're with other people
     act the way you always did
     before the waves crashed over you
     before the clouds shrouded you in darkness
     before it started raining
     because what if it never stops?


 

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2 Comments
  • Paisley Blue

    <3 this is beautiful. I absolutely love this <3


    6 months ago
  • DarkRaven808

    "be who you were before you drowned" was my favorite line. This whole piece was perfect and sad.


    6 months ago