and if you can't see anything beautiful about yourself get a better mirror look a little closer stare a little longer because there's something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit you built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself you signed it "they were wrong"
so broken heart strings bled the blues as we tried to empty ourselves so we would feel nothing don’t tell me that hurts less than a broken bone that an ingrown life is something surgeons can cut away that there’s no way for it to metastasize it does
if you can't see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer. Because there's something inside you that made you keep trying despite everyone who told you quit. You built a cast around your broken heart and signed it yourself, you signed it "They were wrong!" Because maybe you didn't belong to a group or a clique, maybe they decided to pick you last at basketball or everything, maybe you used to bring bruises and broken teeth to show and tell but never told Because how can you hold your ground if everyone around you wants to bury you beneath it? You have to believe that they were wrong They have to be wrong, why else would we still be here? We grew up learning to cheer on the underdog because we see ourselves in them. We stem from a root planted in the belief that we are not what we were called. We are not abandoned cars stalled out and sitting empty on some highway. And if in some way we are, don't worry. We only got out to walk and get gas. We are graduating members from the class of We made it. Not the faded echoes of voices crying out "Names will never hurt me." Of course, they did. But our lives will only ever always continue to be a balancing act, that has less to do with pain, and more to do with beauty.
❝despite your instinct to say “it’s alright, I’m okay” - be honest. say how you feel without fear or guilt, without remorse or complexity. be lucid in your explanation, be sterling in your oppose. if you think for one second no one knows what you’ve been going through; be accepting of the fact that you are wrong, that the long drawn and heavy breaths of despair have at times been felt by everyone - that pain is part of the human condition and that alone makes you a legion. ❞
“So be a mirror reflecting yourself back, and remembering the times when you thought all this was too hard and you’d never make it through. Remember the times you could have pressed the quit- but you hit continue.” — Shane Koyczan: Instructions For a Bad Day
Please take a moment to read this: There is a beautiful video called 'To This Day' by a talented man named Shane Koyczan. It was the most inspirational poem I have ever heard and it brought me to tears. Those who are going to listen will truly be astonished because he speaks the truth about the bullied and the beautiful. A line from the poem read, "...if you cant see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer". *I am not a sponsor, nor am I being paid to advertise. I am doing this out of the goodness of my heart.* Please, spread the message for the benefit of everyone
People say that rhyme About sticks and stones As if broken bones Hurt more than the names we got called And we got called them all. If a kid breaks in a school And no one around chooses to hear Do they make a sound? We stem from a root planted in the belief That we are not what we were called We are graduating members from the class of F/ck Off We Made It Not the faded echoes of voices crying out "Names will never hurt me" Of course They did