he’s supposed to be your kryptonite, that’s what makes him different from the rest. he’s supposed to be your strength, that’s what makes him better than the rest.
I know what I bring to the table, hell I bought the damn table, so trust me when I say, I only want people around it who make me better, who bring me higher, who are ambitious and interesting because they’re them, who inspire and love unconditionally, and for them I do the same.
sometimes it takes one person to make a difference. to change fear to courage, hurt to strength, a heart to love. they just make things better and more beautiful. and that’s amazing. in a world full of toxins, if you recognize someone so good, you value that because there’s no better.
I always try to find the good in people but some are just bad people and I will try to inject all the world with beauty but they will try to turn it to poison .. that’s just the balance of nature.
unbiased, nonjudgmental, selfless love that sees the best and beauty in people. that is not my weakness. this is my religion. I just want to create art and make life more beautiful. I just want to love limitlessly and be loved for it.
this world can cast the shadows of demons to haunt the living and set gasoline to the scorching fires of hell that set out to set fire to the deceased. this world can bring more pain and struggle to the bitter and broken and color them black but I will find a way to paint their worlds in color. my art will not be subject to one species, to one location but it will spread like wildfire.
love. I will spread love. art. I will make this world more beautiful.
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The Disease of Optimism
by: Allison Ryder
it’s like the plague.
instead of the fatal, brutal finality
written in blood,
they don’t die. they survive.
i save your life, you save someone else’s,
that’s how it works. that’s how this works.
you bear it, you grin..
that grin eventually becomes the truth,
real enough to be passed along.
it’s a mind controlling disease
with a hopeful demise into something better.
it’s a sickened belief of the twist of fate,
a turn of events leaving you
where you wanted to be.
it’s an addiction. the powerful force
of an emotion. to alter perspective,
to give, to force out the truth,
to break the masks who deceive,
to transform our lives, to change life,
it’s positively the one disease of security;
which confidently rebirths us – drives us
towards the light of a better day,
to another day, to tomorrow.
acceptance of the past,
hands grip the reins of today,
optimism rips through our skin for the future
like a disease flowing through the blood stream.
the line flattens, the cold sweeps in.
the beat is consistent. the strength of a family,
of a heart, of love, of determination.
the straight line makes waves. we break.
the disease of optimism holds no cure. no poison is stronger.
we break. but in hopefulness,
we wake. and stand immortal.
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by allison ryder
strayed away from the road
i was, perhaps, destined for
long ago. listened to some discouragement
in the passions i pursued.
perhaps, it was not due to belief that i
was not good enough, but because of fear,
never accepted opinions, judgments,
or advice on other passions though.
i drove into these,
as if they were open flames. as if
i could not be burned. as if i could
pierce the world like lightning
but this lightning could not strike me.
as if i could not be killed. i have always
continued in my ways. fear not being an option,
comes with time, growth, circumstance.
broken bad habits was an effect
of people who were the cause.
people who made change easier.
for i wanted to be the best i could be.