I Want to be Saved (Poem #44)

One day I grabbed a pen
and decided to write for myself
I stated in capslock:
NEVER RUIN YOURSELF FOR A MAN

Months passed after I was sure that I have fallen
I grabbed a marker
and wrote in bold letters:
save yourself

But as I looked at him, I knew I’m screwed
as I looked at us,
I forgot all the writings on the canvas

The moment I begged him not to leave
was the moment I realized that we don’t ruin ourselves for a man
we don’t ruin ourselves when we love
because sometimes,
it’s the lack of love that ruins us
and sometimes being saved
means staying in love.

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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