Sunday, July 24, 2016

Book #2 : Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

"It is your blood in my veins 
tell me how I'm supposed to forget"

"she was a rose 
in the hands of those 
who had no intention 
of keeping her"

"the idea that 
we are so capable of love 
still choose to be toxic"

"you have sadness living in places sadness shouldn’t live"

"the only reason you know you’re still alive is from the heaving of your chest"

"you are the faint line 
between faith and blindly waiting"

"how do you turns forest fire like me 
so soft i turn into running water"

"your name is 
the strongest positive and negative connotation 
in any language 
it either lights me up or  
leaves me aching for days"

"you were so distant 
i forgot you were there at all"

"don’t mistake 
salt for sugar  
if he wants to be with you  
he will  
it’s that simple"

"you were  
temptingly beautiful  
stung when i got close"

"how can she love a man 
who is busy loving someone 
he can never get  
his hands on again."

"more than anythingi want to save youfrom myself"

"i didn’t leave because i stopped loving you 
i left because the longer i stayed 
the less i loved myself"

"i am a museum full of art 
but you had your eyes shut"

"love made the danger 
in you look like safety"

"you give and give till 
they pull everything out of you 
and leave you empty"

"i had to leave 
i was tired of allowing you 
to make me feel 
anything less than whole"

"the good thing about feeling in extremes is 
when i love i give them wings 
but perhaps that isn't 
such a good thing cause 
they always tend to leave 
and you should see me 
when my heart is broken 
i don’t grieve 
i shatter"

"i came all this way 
to give you all these things 
but you aren’t even looking"

"neither of us is happy 
but neither of us wants to leave 
so we keep breaking one another 
and calling it love"

"your voice 
drives me 
to tears"

"i don’t know why 
i split myself open 
for others knowing 
sewing myself up 
hurts this much 

"people go 
but how 
they left 
always stays"

"the night after you left 
i woke up so broken 
the only place to put the pieces 
were the bags under my eyes"

i whispered 
as you 
shut the door behind you"

"can someone explain that. how even when the love leaves. it doesn’t even when i am so past you. i am so helplessly brought back to you."

"he isn’t coming back 
whispered my head 
he has to 
sobbed my heart"

"i am losing parts of you like i lose eyelashes 
unknowingly and everywhere"

"you cannot leave 
and have me too 
i cannot exist in 
two places at once"

"13. do not beg for what does not want to stay. 
14. stop crying at some point."

i don’t deserve 
nice things 
cause i am paying 
for sins i don’t 

"do not bother holding on to 
that thing that does not want you 
- you cannot make it stay"

"it is a part of the 
human experience to feel pain 
do not be afraid 
open yourself to it 
- evolving"

"loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself"

"do not look for healing 
at the feet of those 
who broke you"

"if you were born with 
the weakness to fall 
you were born with 
the strength to rise"

"i thank the universe 
for taking 
everything it has taken 
and giving to me 
everything it is giving 
- balance"

"there is a difference between 
someone telling you 
they love you and 
them actually 
loving you"

the apology 
never comes 
when it is wanted 
and when it comes 
it is neither wanted 
nor needed 
- you are too late"

"you deserve to be 
completely found 
in your surroundings 
not lost within them"

"accept yourself 
as you were designed"

"i know it's hard 
believe me 
i know it feels like 
tomorrow will never come 
and today will be the most 
difficult day to get through 
but i swear you will get through 
the hurt will pass 
as it always does 
if you give it time and 
let it so let it 
like a broken promise 
let it go"

"you were a dragon long before 
he came around and said 
you could fly 
you will remain a dragon 
long after he’s left"

"if the hurt comes 
so will the happiness 
- be patient"

"i have 
what i have 
and i am happy 
i've lost 
what i've lost 
and i am 
- outlook"

"we are all born 
so beautiful the greatest tragedy is 
being convinced we are not"

"how you love yourself is 
how you teach others 
to love you"

"if you are not enough for yourself 
you will never be enough 
for someone else"

"of course i want to be successful
but i don't crave success for me
i need to be successful to gain
enough milk and honey
to help those around
me succeed"


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