counterfeit freedom

What’s phony and fake and binds you without your knowledge? It’s counterfeit freedom with all the cuttings and trimmings of freedom. Free, sort of. Free, it’ll do. Free, till the next day rises. Because that’s freedom-tainted. That’s freedom-earnt. And we accept it because it’s all we’ve ever known. We don’t know what else is out […]

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polka dot scars

Do you know a girl with cigarette burns in her skin? Scarred little polka dots, that dot all over her. It’s not sweet, nor pretty especially when you consider that that’s her childhood etched into her skin. Burn for burn. Ash for ash. She’s still only just a child, but she carries a child inside […]

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the last word

He gets the last word in, yes, He does. Every time. Even when the life that you built with blood and tears is crumbling all around you. The foundation was strong and the walls weren’t paper thin. The roof had its holes, but nothing can be perfect. For it was yours and yours to keep […]

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front to back

We’ve got to have it all under control. Tightly tied together. Life’s little strings can’t be left hanging loose. What mess, what clutter. They’re showing all our imperfections. ‘Cos we’re all perfect, we’re alright. Well that’s how it appears when you see us floating on the surface. You’d think it true until you looked long […]

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it’s in an instant

I’ve got this day but it’s slipping right on through my slippery fingers. It was here, it was here a moment ago when I woke. If I live to 75 I will sleep 23 of them in a silent state. That’s life as I know it, I’ve already got 23 of them under my belt. […]

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love is war

This is not mushy, it is in no way weak. Your kind of love fights the battle with its hands and stomps on the grave with its feet. It is all at once fierce and comforting, defeating and forgiving. Your love means war. War against love-me-not.

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Death was meant for me, not you. And yet there you went, before I’d even given you heart and soul. Taking the weight of every scar that pulls me down, so they weighed down on you. Those scars weighed you right down to the grave, they did. And so the righteous was made unrighteous, life […]

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