Lilygreen

United States

Ridiculously self- pressured, hopelessly (and unsuccessfully) in love for three years, and scared to write the things that matter. And that’s me on a good day . Good luck.

Message from Writer

“Here’s some advice- stay alive.” Haymitch Abernathy
“I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if ... But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”- Marilyn Monroe
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”- Coco Chanel

Reclamation

July 8, 2021

FREE WRITING

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The extreme push of pressure
on these knotted shoulders
Invisible scars that hurt more than backpack straps
An unsaid tethering to this dark world 
Undying pressure for a measly point 
Letters that represent futures
I’m done with the expectation.
Gone are the days of toil 
And the even rarer ones of triumph.

I give in to the need for applause
The selfish, narcissistic ache to be the best 
I no longer hide in fear from my ambition 
I simply let it lie 
Let my mouth scream out its victories 
Cast away the false clothe of humbleness
I am proud of my accomplishments 
Because they no longer appear with a push of my glasses and a pull of my brain

Being on top doesn’t make you invincible 
If anything, it makes you invisible 
Stripped away of every title except for “intelligent”
Drink at the fountain of knowledge?
I gorge myself. 
I let froths of spit stream from my mouth, polluting the clear rivers of insight
I have the Knowledge.
But not the Wisdom.

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2 Comments
  • _streaks_of_stars_

    honest and beautiful parlance :)) I love itt


    2 months ago
  • kaylasghost

    ASHKJFHKZG I LOVE THISSSSS!!! "Drink at the fountain of knowledge?/ I gorge myself" and "I have the Knowledge.
    But not the Wisdom." wow okay this is sublime


    2 months ago