do you remember the first time you were called annoying?
how your breath stopped short in your chest
the way the light drained from your eyes, though you knew your cheeks were ablaze
the way your throat tightened as you tried to form an argument that got lost on your tongue.
your eyes never left the floor that day.
you were 13.
you’re 20 now, and i still see the light fade from your eyes when you talk about your interests for “too long,”
apologies littering every other sentence,
words trailing off a cliff you haven’t jumped from in 7 years.
i could listen to you forever, though i know speaking for more than 3 uninterrupted minutes makes you anxious.
all i want you to know is that you deserve to be heard
for 3 minutes
for 10 minutes
for 2 hours
there will be people who cannot handle your grace, your beauty, your wisdom, your heart;
mostly because they can’t handle their own.
but you will never be
and have never been
The Weepies - Nobody Knows Me At All (cover) - Daniela Andrade & Gia Margaret
An eight-year-old New York boy is being hailed as a hero after saving six people from a mobile home fire, dying as he attempted to save his grandfather.
East Rochester’s Tyler Doohan convinced his mother to let him spend the night with his grandfather when the fire broke out early Monday morning sometime after 4 am.There were nine people total in the trailer, and authorities believe Tyler was able to help wake up and lead six family members out of the fire, including two 4- and 6-year-old children.
Once outside the trailer, family members say Tyler realized his grandfather had not made it out, and he went back inside to save him. Firefighters responded to the emergency around 4:45 am, but Tyler and his grandfather were both found dead inside the trailer, along with the boy’s uncle.
“It makes me really proud, it really does. But I just want him back,” Tyler’s mother, Crystal Vrooman told local ABC affiliate WHAM.
“All I could think about is how he couldn’t breathe,” she added. “I’m just so grateful that he went with people that he loved … He didn’t go alone.”
The six family members who made it out of the trailer alive were transported to a local hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries.
“The roof had collapsed on the front half of the trailer and one of the individuals was found there, probably on a couch, but there was nothing left to even see if it was furniture,” Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer said to the Democrat and Chronicle. “In the rear, there was a bedroom and the other deceased male was found in a bed. The child was a few feet way.”
“He saved those other six people,” he said.
Along with Tyler’s relatives, the trailer was also home to numerous animals. According to CNN, several dogs, cats, hamsters, and a rabbit died in the blaze.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, though officials speculate that it could have been caused by an electrical problem.
Tyler’s actions have inspired the local community, and the interim superintendent of the fourth grader’s school district said the boy “bravely and selflessly” gave his own life.
“I just got an email from one of our staff members, who when they heard Tyler had gone back in, or continued to help his grandfather get out of the burning building, they were not surprised at all,” Richard Stutzman told WHEC Rochester.
“That’s the type of young man he was, and in my heart and the heart of East Rochester, he’s a true hero.”
You keep asking me if I think I’m ready to survive in the real world. I’m only 18 Ma. I’m not supposed to have it all figured out. You want a road map with all of my plans for the next 25 years on it, but I don’t have it. I barely know what I want to do tomorrow or how I’m going to get through it….
Lake Forest, California (2013)
If anyone is having a bad day, just spend 15 minutes and enjoy this guy’s wisdom after losing his wisdom teeth.
I guarantee you’ll be smiling by the end of it.
for your leaking
MOM!! WATCH OUT.. YOU ALMOST HIT THAT UNICORN LMAO
EVERY GIRL DESERVES TO GO TO A BALL WITH A GUY AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.
SEE MOM I HAVE TO BUY HER FLOWERS.
When I was six,
they told me not to let you
touch me where my
bathing suit covered.
I wondered what else I
was supposed to do besides
say “stop.” I wondered how
much trouble I would be in
when they found out the
games daddy liked to play.
When I was eight,
I was taught to hold my key
between my fingers
I always wondered why
my best friend John
didn’t have to.
I always wondered what I
could do with some blunt metal
and fear coursing down through
And when I was twelve
I was asked to pull
my shirt up.
My body was a burden and
I was an object that needed to
be covered up.
I didn’t mean to turn into
a woman- I covered my flesh with
apologies and tried to
So when I was fourteen
and taken down by the river-
when there were seven of them and
“stop” still held no meaning-
when my key was useless against the
tangle of hands and flesh and
sweat pressing against my
body (my burden,) it was
hard to believe I hadn’t
forgotten some rule.
It was hard to believe I hadn’t
“asked for it.”
With pain ripping through my body
all I could think was
“I shouldn’t have worn a skirt
Boys will be boys,
but women must be
We must be fierce but
fragile. We must be broken
but unbreakable. We must
be everything but nothing all
at once and learn to take
I will no longer take the blame.
My body is not a war I should be made
My existence is more than how to
Boys will be boys and
when they are I will show them just
what a woman is.
And I will not apologize.
For one of the raddest chicks out thereI love you. That is all.