darkkaangel

#myblognamedoesntgowithmyblog.. #sofrustrating

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owning-my-truth:

@KhaledBeydoun: Islamophobes - “Muslims have been silent regarding #ISIS.”

Muslims: “Listen. Open your eyes.” [Image of a group of Muslims holding up a sign that reads, “Muslims against ISIS”]

owning-my-truth:

@KhaledBeydoun: Islamophobes - “Muslims have been silent regarding #ISIS.”

Muslims: “Listen. Open your eyes.” [Image of a group of Muslims holding up a sign that reads, “Muslims against ISIS”]

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When I am standing in front
of the class and you tell me:
‘Hey, it can’t be that bad right—
stage fright is just something
you have to learn how to overcome,’
know that what you call stage fright
is me trying to find the right things
to say and failing miserably at it;
it is me with gaps between my words
where stutters from the bridges and
the loudest silence you have ever heard
flows beneath it all;
it is me trying to slow my heart because
I can feel it racing so fast, I’m afraid
it will beat right out every time
I am about to open my mouth;
it is me trembling like an earthquake
scoring a 9.5 on the Richter scale
has found its way under the tectonic
plates that make up my body;
it is me grasping for something to say
until I can’t take it anymore and thinking
manifests into scratching at my flesh
so that the words can escape another way;
it is me with hooks pulling against my jaws
and I am one malapropism or mispronunciation
away from being a fish out of water,
drowning in the air that’s supposed to give me life—
so when I return to my seat, bruised black and blue
and you ask me:
‘Now that wasn’t as bad as you thought, was it?’
I will think:
‘No, it was worse,’ but I will show you
a crumbling smile because nobody will be able
to hear the voice that has already died on the inside.
Stage Fright (via ink-trails)