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Message from Writer

--> tldr; writing is my therapy.

i joined this place years back because i love writing and used to write tons of fictional stories. i stopped for a while and published less often because i started to care too much about the likes and comments, but now i'm back with a different reason. there was a period of time i kept listening to musicals and whenever i was upset, i found it satisfying to rhyme words and get anything i want to say out into the open. it's mostly without much context (sometimes it's even hard to decode), but it really helped, so i keep doing it.

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Where I’m From

July 23, 2018

PROMPT: Where I'm From

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I’m from hiding under my blanket whenever the curtains fluttered
Because I thought that someone was behind them.
I’m from hugging my stuffed toys to sleep
Because I was afraid that there was a monster in my closet.
I’m from never having many friends,
Only a few close ones to talk to.
I’m from changing my preferences all the time,
Just so I could be like everyone else.
I’m from never having an opinion
Because I was afraid I would be judged.
I’m from never asking questions in class
Because I didn’t want my classmates to think I was unintelligent.
I’m from rarely saying anything during group discussions,
Fearing that people would dislike my ideas.
I’m from being labelled “quiet” in class
Because I didn’t dare to voice my thoughts.
I’m from always being ordered around
Because I never said anything back.
I’m from constantly being blamed for things I didn’t do
Because I was too afraid to defend myself.
I’m from realising that I could be different
And I didn’t always have to fit in.
I’m from realising that I had to stand up for myself
So no one could push me around.
I’m from being the fearful person that I was,
To becoming the strong person I am now.
While I was thinking of what I should write, I suddenly realised that maybe “Where I’m From” didn’t necessarily have to be about a place...

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  • AbigailSauble

    I like this unique response to the prompt! Well-written!


    almost 3 years ago
  • rainandsonder

    This! I love it! This is so detailed and moving. Just wow.


    about 3 years ago
  • Johanna

    I can totally relate~


    about 3 years ago
  • ria.x

    Ah okay I’ll remove it


    about 3 years ago
  • paperbird

    Question: Are you works legally copyrighted or does your Message From Writer just say that? Because if it’s not legal you probably shouldn’t have that on your profile.


    about 3 years ago