Let it go

You didn’t realize
That things were piling up.
You didn’t see it coming,
The heartbreak,
The dark clouds looming
In the sky.

Now there are tears in your eyes
A weight on your shoulders
You can’t see the light
In the end of the story
You’re so afraid to fall

The old plan isn’t gonna work here…
So make a new one

Take this dead weight from you
And let it all go away
Let the wind take everything
That ever dragged you down

I know how it feels
My whole life I felt
Like I had to feel
A certain way

My whole life I carried this weight in me
My soul was chained

Now I let it all go
It was never for me to carry
It was never my fault
I have to let it go

Take these old wings of yours
And take flight
Don’t worry
Good things are coming
Just be free

Let yourself be taken by the wind…

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Just be

You know what?
I’m tired of
All the motivation signs
On the wall.
Hey, guess what!
It’s okay to want to feel
Happiness.
But I’m going to tell you
Something new:
We can’t
Feel happy
All the f***ing time.

I’m tired.
So what?
I’ve had a tough week.
I can lay back a little
And relax
And just not think.
It’s okay if we can’t
Be productive
Every single moment
Of our lives.
Because even God
Rested on the
Seventh day,
Right?

I’m feeling a little sad.
So what?
I’ve had a couple
Of rough days before.
Feelings should just
Be validated
Instead of ripped off of you
And left hanging
On the wall.
Live through your sadness.
Don’t be so hard
On yourself.
You’re only
Human.

We are allowed to feel
However the f***
We want (need) to feel.
It’s okay to miss the rhyme sometimes.
Those motivation signs,
One day, they’ll come in handy.
But for now, let’s have a hug
And just let ourselves be.

Near the end

I look back at the road in my chase
The wind blows strongly against my face
Every step was hard and painful,
But the surprises were worth the effort…
There are still some steps left,
But I can take a moment to rest,
To observe the way I’ve been going
And admire how much I’ve been growing.

Always one foot in front of the other…

Soon I’ll have to look to the front
And turn my back to the past behind.
So there is nothing for me but to go on,
To finish this road I’ll keep trying.

Close my eyes
Hush now
Everything has stopped somehow

Be still and will
Your mind to travel back

Remember the time
When we were fine
When every dream came true

When our fears were not so strong
When our eyes
Still filled with song…

I walk around the room
And I can see them clearly
All the people all the dreams
And all the pain are blurring
Every single step I’ve taken
Suddenly burning
With fire like a ruby
Everything is turning

Maybe I was quiet and shy
And feared a lot of things
But I am going to share and
Make them see my dreams
Cause all the pieces fit like a puzzle
And I’m done trying not to scream
At every single injustice I can see on the screen

Stop time
Just for a minute
Let them shine
The past and the riddles
Long solved and gone

May we revel
In those victories

Our paths are in the making
And we can’t see where they are ending
But we can control the way they’re taking
Us to where we have to start breaking
The walls that have been chasing
Us from the beginning.

I am me.

I am not a label. I am not a color. I am not the clothes I wear, or how much money I have, or my hair, or the color of my skin. I am not my sexuality. I am not my parents or my brother, or anyone else in my family. I am not my boyfriend or my friends. I am not the way I walk, the way I eat, sing, dance, study and exercise. I am not the gestures I make. I am not my stories and poems or any text I’ve written. I am not an INFP-T. I am not a quiz result. I am not a grade. I am not my chosen profession. I am not the music I listen to or the movies and TV series I watch.
I am all of that, combined, and more. So much more. I am so much more than all of that.
One thing only cannot define me.
I am big, and I am small. I’m a piece of the universe.

Persistence

In this rainy afternoon, after a tiring semester, I sit here in this chair and write this words to you, who is still struggling, who is still hurting.
    So many things happened in this period. Besides all the tests and projects to work on, there were so many laughs, stories, days, tears, suffering, frustration, disappointment, sadness, fear, happiness and, most of all, courage. There were so many challenges, but looking at my Facebook feed filled with pictures with me and my friends in it, I can honestly say that yes, even with all the walls in our way, we were brave enough to face them, and get past them with our lives.
     It may seem a little dramatic now that I think of it. But at the time when the struggle is the present, it’s really hard to see the truth: everything passes. All the days, all the worry, all the joy, they go away in the wind someday, be it suddenly or piece by piece.
    So this is my message to the ones still in the finals, or in the middle of their semesters: yes, you will make it out alive. Be brave. Don’t give up. You deserve feeling relaxed and happy by the end of it, the true feeling of seeing all your work come to fruition. To finally be done with it.
    In the middle of the rain, I can see a bird flying. They say that true peace is not clear skies or transparent waters, but in the middle of a storm, a little bird calmly resting in its nest.
    Be brave.