You will meet people in your life who sway your emotions, simply with a smile or a sigh. Happiness on them will look breathtaking. It'll sound like warmth. It'll feel like the dawning sun. What it does to a pulse ... you'll be wordless in those moments; you'll fumble in the dark for a single syllable.
But, likewise, sadness on them will make your breath hitch. The world will become white noise. And when you see a storm breaking over their downcast head, you'll wish you could hand over your only umbrella to them.
When it comes to letting people in, there will be winter as well as spring. It's a most beautiful, bittersweet thing: to care for someone enough for them to affect you so deeply. Just remember to look after yourself. Extend one hand to lift them up but keep the other for yourself to push yourself off the ground. It's a balance. And it is needed. ☀
Words and photography by yours truly, @leezajaydepoetry. Please tag all reposts, which I warmly welcome. Thank you all for your kind comments, messages, features, post dedications, and more. I sincerely appreciate your love and quotes from my poetry in your posts. 🖤 ☀
“I CANT RUN FROM MYSELF.. there’s no place to hide..”💔💔 Whitney Houston was groomed to follow in her mother’s footsteps .. to become what she never did, despite being a back up singer for many “stars”.. The “official” version of her childhood was “happy”.. the truth was not ..💔 She couldn’t please anyone .. despite enormous talent that will never be duplicated .. she was criticized by the black community for her “white” song choices .. bullied for her light skin in school.. preyed on by “family and friends”, ashamed to be “fluid” in her sexuality, so she married someone who she thought would gain her “acceptance”..( she really called that one wrong 💔) .. overworked .. cocaine dulled her pain .. 💔 No one in her inner circle helped her ..she was their meal ticket ... The world saw her on 20/20 in a drugged out interview and put her on the cover of every sleaze tabloid imaginable .. She died at 48.. broke and broken ..💔💔 “Another “addict” story about a self indulged” celebrity who “had it all”.. and we all shook our heads .. Every Valentine’s Day.. every wedding .. every “American idol” contestant sings “I will always love you”... and tries to hit the high note .. most fail .. To me.. she’s a voice in my head that reminds me “EVERYONE IS FIGHTING BATTLES ON THE INSIDE..” She needed what she never got .. a sense of belonging .. “Adoration is not the same as Appreciation”.. 💔💔Always on my mental play list.. one of her songs..💔💔🎤🎤🎤”Don't make me close one more door
I don't want to hurt anymore
Stay in my arms if you dare
Or must I imagine you there
Don't walk away from me
I have nothing, nothing, nothing
If I don't have you...”🎤🎤💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 #whitneyhouston#everyoneisfightingabattle#herstory#kindnessmatters#assumptions#lookbeyondwhatyousee 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔 #nyc#nycwoman#nyclife#manhattanlife#realme#realyou#whoweare#nycwriter#nycblogger#writeon#writersofinstagram#writerscommunity#words#mystory#mystorycontindues#lifelessons#upperwestsidenygc#centralparknyc#centralparkwest#shareyourtruth❤️❤️❤️❤️
Meet Elise. Her hatred for bullying made her a perfect fit for the Hunters. She's the second strongest of all the Hunters, but possible the most skilled of all the fighters. Her beauty is only seconded by her ferocity in battle.
Life is like climbing a mountain, isn't it?
I don't know where I am right now,
I don't know how tall my mountain is,
I don't know if a danger awaits on the way,
But I know I'm not there yet to deserve the breathtaking view,
So keep struggling, keep looking up .
Janurary 5th, 2019