Life Would Be So Much Easier If Our Bedtime Stories Went Something Like…

“Life Would Be So Much Easier If Our Bedtime Stories Went Something Like…” – 12-26-13

You wont ever be able to ride a
bike without falling down and scraping
your knees.
Your imaginary friends will be better
than any of the ones you will find
in real life.
And all those romance novels you will
devour in middle school will break
your heart because
#1 will cheat
#2 will cheat
#’s 3 and 4 and 5
will cheat
And #6 will grow a beard you will hate
but he will have pretty eyes and kiss you like he means it.
Your body will be your enemy
and you will starve it and you will
carve into it with razor blades alone in
your room when you realize you are not
as strong as you have always tried to be.
And you will lose parts of yourself that
you once swore were sewn in with
every stitch.
But you will always be that lover of words-
nose buried in the pages of those books
and your hands furiously trying to pen
your own.
And, have faith because your heart
cant, in fact, be broken
just bruised
and the colors will fade and
the pain will fade and
you will again sleep soundly
you will again sleep soundly.

 

-jessicagadziala

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