January 18, 2017

Go Ahead & F*cking Shine! {Poem}

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**Warning: Some naughty language ahead!

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We’re all different

We’ve all got our story

Maybe you love her and she loves you

Maybe your family’s disowned you

Maybe you’ve lost your pride

Maybe your life’s a shit show

Maybe it’s all falling down

 

But that’s okay, you’ve got today

You’re still a rock star

Go ahead and fucking shine!

 

Maybe he’s your one and only

But the neighbors call you a fag

Maybe you’re still looking for that needle

Maybe you don’t believe in tomorrow

 

But baby, you’re important

You’re the goddamn apple of someone’s eye

So go ahead and fucking shine!

 

Maybe you’ve lost your job

Maybe you’re so buried in grief—

You wonder why you’re not the one in the casket

Maybe reality is a bitch

Maybe the mirror breaks every time you see yourself

Maybe you think that everything life ever told you is a lie

 

But you were born to run

Born to overcome

Born to give the doubters the finger

Born to rise from the debris

Go ahead and fucking shine!

 

Maybe you think it’s too late

But I’m here to tell you that it’s not

Maybe you think that everyone else can do it, but not you

But I’m here to tell you that you can

Maybe you think no one believes in you

But I do.

Maybe you think that no one will ever notice the light in your eyes

But I do.

Maybe you think that there’s too many broken pieces

But I have the glue

Maybe you think dreams are for those other people

But I’ve seen your dreams and they’re going to mend this world

So go ahead and fucking shine!

 

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Author: Monika Carless

Images: Flickr/ElizabethHudy; Instagram @gela_art

Editor: Yoli Ramazzina

 

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