These mirrored nights paint pictures of hope hung from starry skies

Sirens sing from glassy reflections, songs of comfort, songs of home

Freedom transcends within its ebb and flow of faded memories and waiting dreams

My fingers slip, loose grip

Holding onto what I can’t quite grasp


Like metal careening down to greet the murky waters.

Fleeting days become infinite hours



A tough life needs a tough language—and that is what poetry is. That is what poetry offers—a language powerful enough to say how it is.

It isn’t a hiding place. It is a finding place.


— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (via suddenfiction)


Belong To Me

We come into each other’s lives
Wishing we could give ourselves
Pure and untouched
Unblemished and unforgotten
But instead
We are scarred
We’ve been forgotten by many
Thrown away by some
But you have to look
Into somebody’s eyes and
Show the scars
The wounds, the
Places where it hurts
Because you need to belong
To somebody
And somebody needs to belong
To you
So it has to be real
They have to see
And know


— C. JoyBell C. (via forevertheforgotten)

(Source: heygoodtalk)

"Connections are made with the heart, not the tongue."

— C. JoyBell C. (via ilovezhamae)

"There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time."

— C. JoyBell C. (via juhakkei)

"If you find a man who trusts you, who isn’t afraid, who sees you for who you are, and if it feels like he knows you for who it is that you simply are, and thinks all of that is beautiful; know that you have found a rare thing."

— ― C. JoyBell C. (via stainedglasslife)

"Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more."

— C. Joybell C. (via quote-your-life)

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

(Source: lastdaysofmagic, via ocularappetite)

"The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step out of the frame."

— Salman Rushdie

(Source: kari-shma, via ocularappetite)

"Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could."

— Louise Erdrich (The Painted Drum)

(Source: kari-shma, via ocularappetite)

(via disorders)

"Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots."

— Rumi

(Source: shaktilover, via bbysarz)