"The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes."
"I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal."
"Love lasts about seven years. That’s how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves."

"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."

Sometimes people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them."

i remember way too many small details about people so i have to act dumb sometimes so i don’t freak them out

Everything that comes together falls apart."

When my absence doesn’t alter your life, then my presence has no meaning in it.

I’m a mess of unfinished thoughts."

Be nice to me. You don’t want to be my first victim when I become a serial killer.
I’m so sorry I never talked to you again. But I can still hear you inside my head laughing about something that almost destroyed me.

just when i’m convinced i don’t like him anymore he appears in my dreams

"There will come a time when love will not break your heart, but dismiss your fears"

"I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it – and that’s all I’ve got."

if you don’t dislike me yet don’t worry your time will come

What sucks is that I can’t cry about this unless I talk about it, unless it’s actually verbalized.

Telling someone you love them when they don’t love you is the scariest, most horrifying thing ever.

I really want to make like a short documentary about reasons to live. Like to go up to random people and film them explaining to me their personal reasons to live. It seems really interesting to me.

I wonder if you know…

When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls

if time is just another dimension, the universe never forgets.

Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.

I exist in two places,
here and where you are

are you ever angry at one person so you take it out on literally everyone in your entire life

I’m really good at flirting with people when I’m not interested in them

Things To Tell My Daughter

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."

you are the only person who could make me look forward to mondays think about how much control that is to have over someone

I actually haven’t seen the movie spring breakers yet but I am assuming it’s exactly like my life right now

my favorite game is called “liking everyone a lot more than they like me and then being sad about it” 

I know that silence is as heavy as my least compelling secrets
and that you only say you love me
because you need to hear it
I am sorry for not being all you thought I would be.
Sorry all my jokes are empty.

i was gonna go for a run but instead i ate an entire tub of raw cookie dough this is the exact opposite of what i meant to do 

i love people so much like i just think people are great and fantastic and interesting i can’t even relate to cynicism at all because people are too wonderful for me to get wrapped up in hating them as a whole 

“i would like to be your girlfriend so i could dump you”

van gogh and i have so much in common i can totally see myself setting up a  little house for a friend to come stay in with me and getting really excited and making him paintings and decorating his room and building it up when actually he hates me and thinks i’m a weirdo and tells everyone how much he hates me that’s SO something i would do 
i’m still feeling really really sad about van gogh and how no one liked him even though he tried so hard to be a nice pal to all i can’t get over how awful it is 

my worst habit is that i take every single thing really personally you could be like ‘hey i like your dress’ and i would be like “wow she’s only saying that because she HATES ME AND WANTS ME TO DIE” which doesn’t make any sense but i do it anyway 

"Serious is just another word for miserable."
i’m so unreasonable all of the time 
I love spending 80+ minutes of my life on public transit every day because the other passengers are always so completely insane but interesting and I’ve met people from every walk of life and I’ve learned a lot from really bizarre little conversations with strangers I’m never bored of riding the train to school I love it

Day 37/365
A conversation I have never had

my really dumb early attempts at comic things oh my god this is so dumb i hate it 
the good news is i’ve written like 18 poems a day for the past 2 weeks but the bad news is i’ve stopped sleeping and eating and doing homework 
"Don’t carry it inside and don’t give it to nobody else. Try to understand it, but if you can’t, just forget it and keep yourself strong."
when you’re sober on Wednesday morning. 
I hear your name in the last notes of every song I learned to play
on the guitar I borrowed from a boy I’ll never see again.

 you’ve got it all wrong.
You don’t survive history.
History survives you.
There is no breakthrough without breakdown.

Cause I can’t stand to see you like this.
So blue, my eyes turn green in your presence.

"I miss everything. I miss talking to her, hearing about her day. I miss her voice all gravelly and smoky, I miss hearing her laugh, I miss getting her letters, writing her letters. I miss her eyes, and the smell of her hair, and the way her breath tasted. I fucking miss everything. I miss knowing she was around, because it helped me to know that she was around, someone like her existed. I guess most of all, I miss knowing I would see her again. I always thought I’d see her again."

‘If you are fretting over how to tell me you are leaving —’
‘I am fretting,’ I said, ‘over how to tell you I love you.’



dude this though


Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

you are allowed to terminate toxic relationships
you are allowed to walk away from people who hurt you
you are allowed to be angry and selfish and unforgiving
you don’t owe anyone an explanation for taking care of yourself

who has a crush on me. this is very important i need this for research i am a scientis

"Now I’m so alone, just looking for a home in every face I see.

"Life was too short to be with someone who wasn’t quite right, someone who made you think more than they made you feel."

Love’s not the way to treat a friend.
I wouldn’t wish that on you. I don’t
want to see your eyes forgotten
on a rainy day, lost in the endless purse
     of those who can remember nothing.

Love’s not the way to treat a friend.
I don’t want to see you end up that was
with your body being poured like wounded
marble into the architecture of those who make
     bridges out of crippled birds.

Love’s not the way to treat a friend.
There are so many better things for you
than to see your feelings sold
as magic lanterns to somebody whose body
     casts no light.

every single person you know has something in their life and past that is probably worth collapsing to the ground in an uncontrollably sobbing heap over, so be nice to each other and tell good jokes


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Another brilliant submission for our World Poetry Day’s special poetry challenge, this time by Anwen Hayward. Thank you!

And every time you try to silence someone and tell them that they shouldn’t be hurt, shouldn’t be offended, shouldn’t choose this battle, that this isn’t important and that other things are more important - you are serving the hurtful rather than the hurt.

Untitled No. 3

hey this is camryn hey camryn why does your sweatshirt already have like 10,000 notes


I guess, if liking complex compound idioms about unhappiness makes you scary.

You were once wild. Don’t let them tame you.

“Have you ever lied to me?”
Everything honest ends in silence.
It didn’t matter.
I try not to care.

A sentence underlined in a book you’ll never reopen.

You make the same mistake over and over,
you’ll stop calling it a mistake.
one day, you’ll forget why.

Derrick Brown

If suddenly
you forget me
do not look for me,
for I shall already have forgotten you…

I would not have said no.
It would never mean yes.

you just gotta keepswimming with your head up high hoping you won't drown

"A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover."

"Be proud of every scar on your heart, each one holds a lifetime’s worth of lessons."
let’s play the “how much time can i waste before i start crying about how stressed i am because im procrastinating my life away” game

Do not fall in love
With people like me.
people like me
will love you so hard
that you turn into stone
into a statue where people
come to marvel at how long
it must have taken to carve
that faraway look into your eyes
Do not fall in love with people like me
we will take you to
museums and parks
and monuments
and kiss you in every beautiful
place so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting us
like blood in your mouth
Do not come any closer.
people like me
are bombs
when our time is up
we will splatter loss
all over your walls
in angry colors
that make you wish
your doorway never
learned our name
do not fall in love
with people like me.
with the lonely ones
we will forget our own names
if it means learning yours
we will make you think
hurricanes are gentle
that pain is a gift
you will get lost
in the desperation
in the longing for something
that is always reaching
but never able to hold
do not fall in love
with people like me.
we will destroy your
we will throw apologies at you
that shatter on the floor
and cut your feet
we will never learn
how to be soft
we will leave.
we always do.


"What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same. Doubt you’d be happy. So why are you afraid of change?"

You are a souvenir shop, where he goes
to remember how much people miss him
when he is gone.

You think I’ll understand your sadness because I live inside my own.
But I will show up at your door at 2 am, wild-eyed and sleepless.
and try and find some semblance of peace in your breastbone
and you will not let me in. You will tell me to go home.

I miss you.
And it shouldn’t be possible to miss someone like this.
I miss you as if we were passengers aboard trains heading in opposite directions. Your absence is like having the last candle blown out in the middle of a thunderstorm.
I feel the distance so prominently that I would miss you even if you were right in front of me, because you’re still not close enough.

"Afraid of decision, I buried my finer feelings in the depths of my heart and they died there."

It is only September.
I don’t know how many seasons
I will be allowed to love you yet.

It’s exhausting loving someone
who is constantly running away.

I want you to tell me about every person you’ve ever been in love with. Tell me why you loved them, then tell me why they loved you. Tell me about a day in your life you didn’t think you’d live through. Tell me what the word “home” means to you and tell me in a way that I’ll know your mothers name just by the way you describe your bed room when you were 8. See, I wanna know the first time you felt the weight of hate and if that day still trembles beneath your bones. Do you prefer to play in puddles of rain or bounce in the bellies of snow? And if you were to build a snowman, would you rip two branches from a tree to build your snowman arms? Or would you leave the snowman armless for the sake of being harmless to the tree? And if you would, would you notice how that tree weeps for you because your snowman has no arms to hug you every time you kiss him on the cheek? Do you kiss your friends on the cheek? Do you sleep beside them when they’re sad, even if it makes your lover mad? Do you think that anger is a sincere emotion or just the timid motion of a fragile heart trying to beat away its pain? See, I wanna know what you think of your first name. And if you often lie awake at night and imagine your mothers joy when she spoke it for the very first time. I want you tell me all the ways you’ve been unkind. Tell me all the ways you’ve been cruel.

Instructions for living a life. 
Pay attention. 
Be astonished. 
Tell about it.

When I first read the dictionary, I thought it was a long poem about everything.

You want to cry aloud for your mistakes. But to tell the truth the world doesn’t need any more of that sound.

In case you haven’t heard this yet today, I’m glad you’re alive.


Leave your worries

For fear you will be alone
you do so many things
that aren’t you at all.

I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.

is that I cannot seem to find a way
 to say you are gone.

If you were a city, I said, I’d like to know
your poor neighborhoods, your inner parts.

i blog to expresso, not to impresso

"I don’t want to be the person who isn’t listening when someone talks

You can’t tell yourself not to think about someone — that’s just asking to think about them even more. It’s like riding a wave, I guess. I have to wait for this love to crest and fall and then I’ll finally be able to function knowing you’re so far away from me, with no end in sight."

You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet.

is ur name wifi because i’m feeling the connection


I don’t really forgive people I just pretend like its ok and wait for my opportunity to destroy them

If you were in a relationship with me you’d have so much fun watching me on the computer and eating

having to write emails to your teachers is the worst
like i have no idea whether just to be really proper and articulate or just go “yo wassup my nigga”

i have the best taste in clothes im just too poor and fat to prove it

life is tough when you’re a lazy perfectionist who simultaneously doesn’t give a shit about anything but at the same time cares too much about everything u feel

sorry im poor i cant afford to pay attention

it’s okay if you can’t learn to laugh at yourself because i’m already doing it for you

how can you face your problem if your problem is your face

i would probably kill myself but i dont want my mom to touch my things in my room

how am i meant to control my life i can’t even control my hair

is it really too much to ask to just want to spend your life learning things without being tested on them

if you ever find me gazing into the distance and wonder what i’m thinking about, the answer is food

about me:
  • i’m bad as hell
  • uhh yeah that’s all you need to know

yes teacher, i Couldve done my homework last night. i also could have Murdered ur family last night. lets be ok with the fact i did Neither

lets play “how rude can i be until you realize i dont like you”

think of all the people that have looked at your blog and decided not to follow you

The difference between my opinion and yours is that you’re wrong.

i smoke weed at school because i care about getting a higher education

u know my url not my html

"Sometimes you just have to try, even if you know it won’t work.""

"Will you love me in December as you do in May?"

" Better to be slapped with the truth than kissed with a lie." 

what a wonderful winter we are having this spring

" I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one. " 

Every time we talk I feel like it has brought us closer. Every time I leave the conversation I have a grin on my face because I am one step closer to understanding her better. I feel like I always catch a glimpse of what the inside of her head looks like. And those little thoughts I get to see make me feel warm inside. Because there is nothing more beautiful than the intimacy that only mental attraction can create. 

" Never allow loneliness to drive you into the arms of someone you know you don’t belong with. " 

Getting a text from  saying “I miss you” just makes my day

" In this world, it is too common for people to search for someone to lose themselves in. But I am already lost. I will look for someone to find myself in. 

I cried out, just to hear the scream which is answered by nothing, and from which nothing takes the strength of the scream, which therefore rises up, without any counterpoise, and cannot cease even when it grows silent."


olly murs - troublemaker

want to fix you
save you
or fuck you

you’ll know loss for the rest of your life

I will tell stories to people who will listen and to people who don’t want to listen, to people who seek me out and to those who run. All the while I will know that you are there. How can I pretend that you do not exist?] It would be almost as impossible as you pretending that I do not exist.

I’ll see you in the morning… even though you won’t see me.

I want to know if it feels good to feel nothing.

Stay, not because I
want you to; stay because it’s
here that you belong.

And I miss you in those moments;
when here is not there 
and there is not here and we are
neither here nor there,
but alone.
I miss you.

If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all.






our story

People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like: ‘be realistic.’

"Where is the Life we have lost in living?"

"We are defined by the lines we choose to cross or to be confined by

Here is the truth: It is hard to be in love 
with someone who is in love someone else. 

"My life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes."

"You want nothing when you are trying to forget the something that is everything."

"Everyone told me that ‘Time heals everything’. It doesn’t. Just goes numb."

"Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen."

"The most terrible thing about it is not that it breaks one’s heart—hearts are made to be broken—but that it turns one’s heart to stone"