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Subtle Reminders.

Memos Of Life.

By Grateful MafianaPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Subtle Reminders.
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Delete the number.

Trash the boxes.

Give the sweaters away,

stop holding on to things that do not

fit you anymore.

Forgive them.

They didn't apologize and you're still


What I do know is this; a closed

fist can punch through a wall, but you

can't fix the hole until you open your


The past is one of the few things more

stubborn than we are,

it will not change.

It does not care if you have a

better idea of how the story should have


Healing begins when you stop trying to

run backwards on the escalator

and embrace whatever will keep us moving


It's hard being alive

but it looks good on you.

So many things have tried to break you,

none of them turned in their assignments.

I think that's a good enough reason to


I heard it only takes one person to be a


The truth is, we aren't here long enough to drag

around this so much apathy.

Pluck a ream of smiles from any place

that has a few extra laying around.

Stash one for yourself and give the rest


Because some of us are chewing on our

last spoonful of hope.

Tell people you love them

while they are still here,

because death doesn't call before it

comes over.

Time will agree to play freeze tag but

will follow none of the rules.


Try not to be so hard on yourself

we don't know how long we'll be on this


or what we're supposed to do while we're


We're all just crashing into each other

and trying to fall in love with the collision

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Grateful Mafiana

Grateful is a captivating writer who enchants readers with her spellbinding tales, bits of advice and a lot more.My words weave a tapestry of emotions and leaves an indelible mark on the literary landscape. Prepare to be captivated.

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  • Jeremy Whiteabout a month ago

    Love this. There will be people me included that need to read this.

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