What I’ve noticed
is that most of my poems
are either love poems
or suicide poems.
is a love poem
who wants to commit suicide:
Here is a confession:
I don’t have all the answers,
but if you need them,
I can look for them.
I will turn over all your heavy rocks.
I will come to you with handfuls of dirt and bugs
in hopes that maybe, these are what you’re looking for.
Maybe, you could be happy with the things I hold in my palms,
but I know this isn’t enough.
Like for example,
I am not sure how to heal bruises.
You can heal wounds, and
you can glue broken pieces together.
But how do you heal a bruise?
You let it hurt.
You give it time.
You take extra special care of it,
and make sure you don’t hurt the same place twice.
I will turn your blood into sand when I touch you.
I will sculpt your skin into an hourglass so that
you can learn the meaning of patience.
I can’t be there to loosen the noose around your neck,
or to catch the back of your coat as you fall off a rooftop.
But I know
that even if I were there,
I would not have the strength to carry your body home.
So I’m asking you to please not do this.
I don’t want people to forget about you.
When disaster happens,
people care for a day,
but then they move on because they have to.
You are not an idea that someone can just get over.
You are not a trauma or an accident.
I want your existence to scream into people’s ears.
I want you to remind people every day
that you are here and that you have a right to be here.
This is all your fault Will. Life was just UNO and Scrabble. I started watching Tabletop about 5 months ago and now look what happened…
Hah! Another addict via Wil!
Wow Google, thank you for the stunning support! The effort you put into representing this cause is fantastic! Like, wow, this doesn’t even compare to what you did for the DW 50th!
I understand that visibility is most certainly important for a cause, and that this is no exception- but as a girl who just got out of abusive household last year, I believe I understand why Google’s support is so discreet. It’s the same reason why the abusive relationship website “When Georgia Smiled" has an escape button that wipes all traces of the website. Hundreds of abusers are instantly inflamed by any sort of media that might imply that what they’re doing is wrong and that their victims might need help.
And while I think we’d all like more media attention towards the consequences of violent assaults against women, what we need to keep in mind is that those with abusive nature (even if they’re not currently in a relationship) could be easily angered by a colorful banner that “shames them”, and might endanger the women around them. I’ll be the last person to imply that violence against women doesn’t need more coverage- but not all causes are so easily assisted by a media blitz.
In addition, the website the ribbon linked to got so much traffic today that it crashed. People paid attention. A subtle symbol can be a powerful one.
This is art work by Stanley Lay who goes by “Artgerm”. I’m a huge fan of his works. Here is a link to explain more. And go check out his Facebook page and devainart page (highly recommend his devainart page)
I love this dudes art. I use some of it for cellphone backgrounds.
(1) President Abraham Lincoln, who had depression
(2) Writer Virginia Woolf, who had bipolar disorder
(3) Artist Vincent Van Gogh, who had bipolar disorder
(4) Writer Sylvia Plath, who had depression
(5) Mathematician John Nash (from A Brilliant Mind), who had schizophrenia
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Excellent point. Done well