Inside the Rebellion of Saints

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When he says
He doesn’t love you anymore,
Roll your shoulders back
And look him in the eye
Even when it feels like your ribs
Are breaking inward, like spider legs.
When he digs up old aches
That he swore he forgave you for,
Smile
And ask him why he didn’t leave you sooner.
Ignore the way the words feel like sandpaper
Running all the way up your throat to your mouth.
When he blames you
For mistakes that wear his face,
Do not scream.
Do not cry.
Tell him that there are boys
Who would be proud to say they’d loved you.
Tell him that in two years
You won’t even remember his name
And don’t let him see the way you can taste your own lie.
When he leaves
Ignore the howling in your blood
And do not get up after him.
Not even to lock the door.
Do not, do not
Do not.
Smell his shirts when you box them up
To give them back.
Not one.
Swear off dating when you realize
You’re chasing ghosts that wear his smile.
It’s okay to cry over him.
It’s even okay to forgive him.
But do not go back to him.
If he did not know how to love you the first time,
He won’t know how to do it the next.
How To Pretend It Doesn’t Hurt, by Ashe Vernon\

(Source: latenightcornerstore, via fearlesskindalove)

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I am so tired of this ache. The weight of the pain that won’t go away. This time I’m sure it’s here to stay. I’m on the verge of giving up or breaking down. To hide all that I bear inside me is more than any girl should have to carry alone. I’m so exhausted with recycling my heart for every boy who decides to waltz into my life and play with it. Come to stay or don’t come at all. Because some of us can’t handle the pain in the aftermath. Some of us get attached. And YES some of us even fall in love. Don’t trouble yourself with giving me advice. If we were to be real, we’d all admit we know just how it feels to be so high and so in love, just to come crashing down like tragic waves … leaving that feeling of emptiness yet again. It’s human, yet such an inhumane crime to commit. To wound a heart that loves so fondly.

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Here’s the thing ya’ll. I’m NOT perfect, I’m not the smartest girl, most popular or social. I’m certainly not the prettiest or toned. I’ve got some curves, and yes I’ve gained a little weight in college. I LOVE food! My makeup isn’t always perfect and my hair isn’t always done. I’m not the most driven and I’m not the holiest woman I know either. I have my many vices & I have plenty of crosses that I have to carry each day. But I’m proud of who I am and who God made me. I am proud of my body, my brain & my faith in God. I LOVE being me and I wouldn’t change that for the world. I’m not a perfect girl, but who that I know has the right to define perfection? I’ve never met a perfect person and that’s okay. There are a lot of things I can’t do or I can’t/don’t have, but there are still many other things that I DO have & I’m GREAT at! I am strong and loving. I’m faithful and caring. I’m creative and quirky. The more I embrace myself, the vices & virtues, the happier I am. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect, He just expects us to be the very best we can & to embrace who He made us. And THAT to me is an attitude worth living out.

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Christianity

That in a culture where it’s the tendency to bend, you’ll stand. That in situations where there’s tendency to look the other way, you’ll look for help. That, at times in the church when there’s a tendency to be divisive on the secondary and a unified front of silence on the painful, you’ll seek to rightly divide the truth and unify the brokenhearted.

Because if Christ is The Truth — then where there isn’t Truth, there isn’t Christ. Why ever be afraid of the Truth?

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