wanderlust

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that’s the thing about her sense of wanderlust; it’s not simply the desire to see new things- it’s the desperation to embrace new cultures, to take risks of love and to explore wondrous places, it’s the adrenaline and excitement of unexpected adventures and doing things that scare her. it’s about leaving pieces of her in all the places she’s been and filling those voids with where she’s been. it’s the most beautiful aspect of living. she cultivated her curiosities, encouraging self growth. her wanderlust is a requirement for her to live and love so freely.

-Allison Ryder

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late night thoughts

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we sat for awhile and pondered the wreckage of the soul. we dove into the broken hearted and what makes us make the tedious decisions leading into failure and pain. we reflected on how we got to the position we now stood, surrounded by lust and yet feeling alone, trying to block out the noise and running into abandonment to avoid commitment. it’s a slippery slope, the road of broken hearts, once you go down, it’s difficult to trust the hands trying to get you back up.

-Allison Ryder

For Every Heart That Beats

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darkness 

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i never realized that you emotionally tortured me to the point where the only light i had was a dim shadow absorbed by dancing silhouettes. i made an epic love story, a captivating ballad out of your treacherous symphony. i do that sometimes. see the beauty in scars to override the ugly acts that carved them. 
-Allison Ryder 

i’m back 

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i never realized that you emotionally tortured me to the point where the only light i had was a dim shadow absorbed by dancing silhouettes. i made an epic love story ballad out of your treacherous symphony. i do that sometimes. see the beauty in scars to override the ugly acts that carved them. 
-Allison Ryder 

9.11.17

Always remember the eleventh day of September,

a day of tragedy 

derived from hate.

marked the twin towers as a bullseye,

moving up millions of lives’ fate.

terror and destruction 

turned New York debris,

merciful calls 

of sorrow and plea.

We all rose up to band together as one,

when back then we knew,

the fight had only begun.

but hate knows no color, 

it’s as common as air.

the courageous, the brave, and the fallen-

we stand where angels lie. 

we seek justice over the guilty,

protect the innocent 

and never forget

the ones who never got to say goodbye.

– Allison Ryder 

because 

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because it’s easier to be hateful and jealous and cruel. it’s easier to ignore and lie and belittle one another. but women are strong and curious and loving. women are badass at being independent and notorious for no longer fighting when we’re not appreciated. we take breaks and bruises and limitless emotions and carry them, and transform it all into stepping stones to build our own damn castle. you need a hero? be your own hero. you need real good advice? try a therapist. you need to text your ex? trying changing need to want and buying a journal. you’re beautiful and strong and shouldn’t label yourself as flawed or perfect. you just are. you’re you. you’re present. you exist. so live with passion. be badass. live an alternative lifestyle without apology. 
because i know what it’s like to be told “you’re too much.” i know what it’s like to walk on eggshells and for your feelings to be belittled. i know what it’s like to care way too much and not ever get that back, especially not from the people you gave it too. because i know what it’s like to see color in dark spaces. because i know what it’s like to be judged by your mistakes and devoured by your insecurities. because i feel fierce and good about the woman i’m still becoming. because i’m accomplished and educated and blessed. and that’s not something to take advantage of. not ever.
-Allison Ryder 
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earthquake 

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the ground shook beneath her.the earth whispered,

this is it. fight like they’re worth 

everything.

but let them breathe 

to survive the after shock.
her love is like an earthquake.

where beauty surfaces

and no part is left untouched. 

i don’t belong to earth. stripped down;

controlled and silenced. 

i turn the culprits of betrayal to debris 

and intensify love. 
the clock screamed, too late. 

but the ground shook beneath her. 

she knew it was love.

and if she was right,

it would withstand everything.
-Allison Ryder