My pain has always been 
prettier on paper...  

The way my tears land  
and make the ink bleed 
through the faded blue lines... 

The way my frustration 
smears the page into blurs of 
illegible letters and marbled designs... 

The way my notebook's 
corners are curled during 
the hours of countless sighs... 

And the way my fingers 
twist my misery...  

So that it's prettier 
than what's inside.   

25 thoughts on “Prettier

      • I think it’s a bad thing at times. I think mental illness is almost viewed as “cool” these days and pretty words can make it seem almost romantic… Or attractive to some degree.
        However, for those truly suffering, releasing pain through pretty words does lessen the angst.

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      • Mental illnesses are debilitating at times when not being managed well or not treated or stabilised. The suffering is also unique to individuals. That makes it very difficult to loved ones to understand, relate to and know how to support the suffer.
        But I guess showing genuine care and concern and be honest about our own limitation, is the minimum respect and empathy.

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