Life ;

Why would anyone want to be courageous when it’s so much easier to just give up?

To run away. To disappear.
To look in the mirror. To look at life.
To frown. To turn away.

People are mean sometimes. And the world could be a real tough place. But perhaps, the meanest of all critiques and the harshest of all accusers lie within ourselves.

I heard that failure is a bruise, and not a tattoo. And it won’t stay on you for long… unless you beat yourself over and over again.

And isn’t this true?

If we have the choice… who would want to battle up monsters when we could live with rainbows? And really, why would anyone want to be courageous when it’s so much easier to just give up?

But y’know, sometimes you just have to suck it all up. And be a little stronger with each passing day. Not because it sounds good and cool and quote worthy. But simply, because that’s the only thing we can do.

Even if it’s scary. Even though it might be lonely. Even when you aren’t sure what’s the point anymore.

Because life. life; goes on

And all we have to do, is try;

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Ps. If you haven’t heard about it already, check out the Semicolon Movementย and its examplesย here. I’m not much of a tattoo fan.. but I find this very beautiful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Because failure is not a permanent mark.
But a reminder of struggle, victory, and survival could be one.

-Vic

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21 thoughts on “Life ;”

  1. I really love reading your writings. You’re brilliant. One of these days i’ll write a poem using your blog title “Raindrops and Fireflies.” Hope you won’t mind.

  2. Apt. I wished giving up was just as easy as picking myself up and finding the strength to move on with life. It’s just….. so difficult.

    1. Yeah.. Moving on is never easy. But sometimes I felt that when we hit rock bottom, things would only get better from there. And though I can’t say much.. I’m wishing you the best of luck at whatever you’re going through. Difficult as it may be… I hope that you can always be strong and courageous ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ok here’s the poem, i’ll publish this soon as i have scheduled posts for two weeks, hope you like this:

    Whispering trees
    enticing dreams

    Soothing sound
    of an endless dtream

    A song of a nightingale
    with its lies and cries

    In a forbidden forest
    of raindrops and fireflies

    1. Thankyou! Yeah, it’s kinda funny how sometimes life can make us feel so alone in the midst of struggles, and yet there are people who could be feeling exactly the same. All the best to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. True success, the one with substance I mean and that it’s worth pursuing is the end results of many failures. But it’s not an end to itself. When what is perceived as success is achieved the new question is: “Now what?”

    1. I agree. I like to think that sometimes, difficult things happen to us, so we can help others in the future who might go through what we went through. The challenge is of course… to always have the courage to actually go through and somehow rise above that fire and failures in the first place and achieve the said “success”.

    1. Really glad to hear that this can help you, even if it’s just a little. I’m never sure what to say to encourage others who are close to giving up. But I hope that you can take courage that there are other people, who are also fighting to live on, and that you are never alone. And that every morning is really, another shot at life; ๐Ÿ™‚

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