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Page 22: October 9,2016

We are more then the worst thing that’s ever happened to us. All of us need to stop apologizing for having been to hell and come back breathing. Your bad dreams are battle scars. What doesn’t kill you cuts you deep but scars are just skin growing back thicker when it heals. Let it heal you. Try. To be honest. Open. Even if some days that means saying, “I still feel broken. I’m too beat down to even get out of bed. But I have faith, yes tomorrow I will stand.”

-Clementine von Radics

My favorite poet is Clementine von Radics. I have three of her books. Her writings are raw and emotional. I want a line from one of her poems tattooed on me. I think she’s an amazing woman and I relate so much to her poetry. This entire excerpt is amazing. I do not need to apologize for going through anything in my life. It’s okay to feel like shit and stay in bed but get up tomorrow. Face the day stronger and better then yesterday. Be strong when you need to. Feel broken when you need to. The most important thing is that you need to get up. Stand up. It’s a new day.

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