2 Nov 2016

Words




A Story


When life becomes too much, the act of living too suffocating. 
I would read, reading was my therapy. I like to think of myself as an escape artist.
I made the best of a terrible situation, by pretending it away.
Pretending, I was better and more than I am; being a dragon slayer or heroine in some story. 
Was a far cry better than the weak, unassuming floor mat I was back in reality. 
Somewhere along the line, words started meaning more to me than people.
Words didn't hurt or berate me, people did.
I got realities confused.
I became a story.
A jumble of words, that nobody ever bothered to read. 
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10 comments:

  1. This is beautifully vulnerable, Skye. What struck me at the end of it was that...it doesn't sound like the end. It sounds like the heart-wrenching beginning of a poem with a much better ending. A story of transformation and hope. You ARE a heroine, a dragonslayer. That's the truest you, and I pray you'll see that you unfurl petal by petal. Love you, friend. <3

    P.S. I'm currently listening to Britt Nicole's song "Better," and it seems to match. Give it a listen. ^_^

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    1. Thanks for reading it Tracey, it started off as something for a book and became something that hit a little closer to home. You give me hope! :D I really don't think it's the end either. Thank you for the prayers and lovely words, they mean a lot.

      I adored that song as well, I have been listening to it a lot.
      <3

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    2. That happens to me a lot--I'll write something fictional and end up finding a piece of myself in there. :) It can be a healing process.
      Anytime, m'dear!

      Yeah, and the whole album is good! A change in style for her, but I like it. ("Pave" is a fave of mine, and so is "Heart of Stone.")

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    3. It was very healing, and I got some writing done. It was a win, win.
      :D
      I will need to check out the rest, I didn't even know she had new music!

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  2. Wow, that is an amazing piece of writing - so heartfelt and a little haunting.

    By the way, I just rediscovered your blog, and I've enjoy reading through your archives. Keep up the good work, girl! :)

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Oh, well I'm glad you found me again! I will have to check out your blog as well.
      :D

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  3. This is beautiful! I think my favourite line is "I got realities confused." I think about the nature of reality A LOT (surprise, surprise). Books vs reality. The fabric of real life.

    Here's the thing, though, Skye: you are not a story no one will bother to read! You are a writer, and we are reading your words on this blog, and if you keep at it, one day we'll read them in print. You are the dragon slayer! Write it.

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    1. Thank you! I think about it a lot too.

      This is the nicest thing anyone has said to me in a really long time. It meant alot.
      <3

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