The Royal Raggedy

2 Sep 2014

Get out of bed.
Get dressed.
Try not to shatter.

You are not delicate no matter how fragile he made you feel.

Your body is yours.
Your body is yours.
Your body is yours.
Your body is yours.
Repeat it until your
heartbeat starts
to sound like it.

It wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault.

Think it until it becomes
a reflex, until it
sinks in,
remind yourself
until it feels like
you’re not lying to
yourself anymore.

Repeat after me:
My body is not property.
It never was to begin with.

Get “he will not turn me
into a tragedy”
tattooed onto your veins.

Realize you are more,
more than the bad circumstances,
more than the abuse,
more than the sexual assault,
more than the mental illness,
more than the flashbacks,
the anxiety,
the flinching when boys touch you,
more than what has happened to you.

You are not an abandoned building,
you are not a wreck,
you are not a sunken ship.

You are alive.
You are in one piece
despite how broken you might
feel sometimes.

You own you ,
you own your stories,
your pain,
your body,
your mind.

You control you,
no one else does
no matter how hard
they might try.

— 6:38 p.m. (When you can’t cope)

2 Sep 2014

“You are so good. So good, you’re always feeling so much. And sometimes it feels like you’re gonna bust wide open from all the feeling, don’t it? People like you are the best in the world, but you sure do suffer for it.”
— Silas House, This is My Heart for You (via wethinkwedream)

Ahhh. That’s another way to look at it then.

(Source: larmoyante)

30 Aug 2014

“Cut the poison out of your life. No matter what - or whom - it may be.”
— Jeigo - It’s going to hurt before it gets better (via volatilebodies)

(Source: jeigo)

30 Aug 2014

(Source: cynthia-weil)

30 Aug 2014

engagedaniston:

Honestly those dumb fucks who thought jen wasn’t acting annoyed. LOL IF SHE WAS GENUINELY MAD, WHY THE FUCK DID SHE BOWED AT THE END. LOLZ OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS JUST A SKETCH…. LOL #jenniferaniston #courteneycox #lisakudrow #jimmykimmel #jimmykimmellive And thanks to mr kimmel (@jimmykimmel) for clearing the air 😊😊

engagedaniston:

Honestly those dumb fucks who thought jen wasn’t acting annoyed. LOL IF SHE WAS GENUINELY MAD, WHY THE FUCK DID SHE BOWED AT THE END. LOLZ OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS JUST A SKETCH…. LOL #jenniferaniston #courteneycox #lisakudrow #jimmykimmel #jimmykimmellive And thanks to mr kimmel (@jimmykimmel) for clearing the air 😊😊

30 Aug 2014

“If you live off a man’s compliments, you’ll die from his criticism.”
— Cornelius Lindsey (via bl-ossomed)

(Source: afrochronicles)

28 Aug 2014

“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now.”
— Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

28 Aug 2014

“I will not be your “sometimes”.”
— Six Word Story #2 (via whispersofstardust)

28 Aug 2014

“Man’s main concern is not to gain pleasure or to avoid pain but rather to see a meaning in his life. That is why man is even ready to suffer, on the condition, to be sure, that his suffering has a meaning.”
— Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

28 Aug 2014

“Instead of possibilities, I have realities in my past, not only the reality of work done and of love loved, but of sufferings bravely suffered. These sufferings are even the things of which I am most proud, though these are things which cannot inspire envy.”
— Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning (via coypatalagsa)

28 Aug 2014

“Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.”

28 Aug 2014

(Source: champane)

28 Aug 2014

“I don’t pay attention to the
world ending.
It has ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.”
— Nayyirah Waheed  (via daughterofgollum)

(Source: magnifiquementtragique)

26 Aug 2014

“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to figure it’s going to be a long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.”
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood  (via avenue)

(Source: wordsnquotes.com)

26 Aug 2014

Growing up means watching all your heroes die.
It’s realizing that every parent makes mistakes,
that they weren’t monsters,
or superheroes,
they were human.

My father isn’t Superman
but he works a bunch
of jobs and even
though he’s not home
often, his absence
just means that
he cares about me
enough to keep
a roof over our heads.

My mother works two jobs
and still has time to take
classes at a community
college to try and
get the education
she didn’t have time
for the first time around.

Growing up is watching
the bad grade you got in chemistry,
your SAT score,
your GPA,
your college rejection letters,
the name of the boy
who didn’t like you back
in 9th grade,
the things that don’t matter
fade away from the
back of your mind.

Growing up means
watching some of your childhood
friends turn into the people
they used to hate.

It’s realizing that
you can’t save anyone
from themselves.
They have to do it on their own.

Growing up means
you can’t fight anyone’s
battles for them
because you have your
own to fight.

Growing up is realizing
you can’t always keep everyone
around forever but
if you love them enough
you’ll find a way.

I think growing up
also means that you’re
always scared as hell
about growing up
because you never
feel like a grown up.

Maybe being scared
just means you’re still
growing
and figuring things out.

So if you’re scared,
just remember
that all of the rest
of us are too.