there is no me without you

What do you take me for?
Don’t you see the tears in my eyes?
I’ve bled for you
Cried for you
And you laughed at my scars
Do you expect me to apologize?
Do you expect me to beg?
Forgive me if I flip you off
and leave without a word
I’m fine on my own
I don’t need your false love
But I smile
When your screams echo at dawn
“There’s no me without you.”

it’s a long way down from here

Earlier this month I read Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down and while the book had many amazing quotes, here are just a few I wanted to share with you. The ones that really spoke to me, at least.

Sensitive people find it harder to stick around.

…because sometimes it’s moments like that, real complicated moments, absorbing moments, that make you realize that even hard times have things in them that make you feel alive.

Human beings are millions of things in one day.

It’s a currency like any other, self-worth. You spend years saving up, and you can blow it all in an evening if you so choose.

Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.

hellbent on trying to survive

We’ve got a long way to go
Winds are howlin’
I can feel it in my bones
Are we drownin’?

We were two ships in the night
Passing by in the pale moonlight and capsized
We were two ships in the night
Hellbent on trying to survive and capsized

the darkness of my mind

My faults are my own
They will forever be cruel
Shoving me into oblivion
Do not follow
I would never wish this for you
Let me sink
No matter how far I fall
I still see your face
On the edge
You wait
Do not jump in after me
Just be there with open arms
I’ll resurface in time
Knowing that you are there
I always will

r.i.p. ned vizzini

Rest In Peace, Ned Vizzini (1981 – 2013)
A talent lost too soon. Your stories will not be forgotten.

the words ring true


I finally got around to seeing The Words and my god, it hurt. It hurt a lot because it holds true to the hard road we—as aspiring writers—put ourselves through.

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