Frenzy

Love me, recklessly,
With abandon and unbridled passion.
Protect me with the ferocity
Of a madman fiercely defending his love.
Care for me with a heart
That beats like a possessive lunatic.
Love me fervently,
Regardless of reason or logic.
Love me wildly and deeply,
In the only way you know how.

Transformed Through Fire

No longer will I light the flame,
To keep others warm and free from pain,
Burning myself, keeping others warm
Only bring me tears and more harm.

I’ve given all I had to give,
Pouring out my heart to live,
A life of love, for others’ sake,
But now, for me, it’s time to take.

I’m done with sacrificing my peace,
Putting others’ needs above my own, with ease,
I’ve given too much, leaving me empty
Time to take back my life, and be free

Start to focus on my own well-being,
And let my soul and heart find healing,
For when I’m strong and full of love,
I’ll be able to spread it like a dove.

So I’ll keep the flame of self-love ablaze,
And watch it flourish, in each and every phase,
For when I’m whole, I’ll shine so bright,
Inspiring others to find their own light.

Love Story

LOVE STORY

Too late to pretend
Too late to ignore
Your blind eyes doesn’t work
‘Coz everyone already knows

I’m giving you time
I’m giving you space
But those doesn’t mean
That I’m giving you up

No matter how hard you push or
How many times you sent me away
I will keep coming back
Like the ocean waves

I’m your shadow
Forever will be
I’m stick to you, tied
And stuck like a glue

So stop fighting, stop pretending
We all know you’re hurting too
Just give this a chance
A love story of me and you

* this poem is inspired by the novel, Before He Was Famous by Becky Wicks

Quotes: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day

Just sharing some of lovely quotes from Gayle Forman’s book, Just One Day. I love every bit of this book just like Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went. In this one I adore the travel part of the novel. Paris is just one of my dream place to explore, and reading this is just like visiting every corner of Paris with wonderful companions with me. Love all the travel insights/quotes from this book so I’m sharing them and more to all of you. Enjoy reading!

TRAVEL

“Travelling is like a talent, like whistling or dancing. And some people have it.”

“Travelling’s not something you’re good at. It’s something you do. Like breathing. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.”

“…everything is happening all the time, but if you don’t put yourself in the path of it, you miss it. When you travel, you put yourself out there. It’s not always great. Sometimes it’s terrible. But other times it’s not so bad.”

“He’s a traveler. A drifter, really. Accidents are the defining force in his life.”

“You thought too hard. Same with travel. You can’t work too much at it, or it feels like work. You have to surrender yourself to the chaos. To the accidents.”

“At the start of the trip, I took shots of the sights. The Colosseum. Belvedere Palace. Mozart Square. But I stopped. They never came out very well, and you could get postcards of these things. But there are no postcards of this. Of life.”

“… preferred to experience something rather than obsessively record it.”

“It feels like the city is telling secrets down here, privy only to those who think to listen.”

LIFE

“Sometimes the best way to find out what you’re supposed to do is by doing the thing you’re not supposed to do.”

“. . . it already seems pretty obvious that the world is divided into two groups: the doers and the watchers. The people things happen to and the rest of us, who just sort of plod on with things.”

“Sometimes you can’t know until you know.”

“You never know what will last.”

“I think everything is happening all the time, but if you don’t put yourself in the path of it, you miss it.”

“It’s funny the things you think you’re scared of until they’re upon you, and then you’re not.”

“When the sun shines, you let it shine on you.”

“Forward momentum. That’s my new motto. No regrets. And no going back.”

“The little things that happen. Sometimes they’re insignificant; other times, they change everything.”

“The sound is clear and strong as a bell, and it fills me with joy, and it’s like, for the first time in my life, I understand that this is the point of laughter, to spread happiness.”

LOVE

“Part of me knows one more day won’t do anything except postpone the heartbreak. But another part of me believes differently. We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”

“You have to fall in love to be in love, but falling in love isn’t the same as being in love.”

“And that’s when I understand that I have been stained. Whether I’m still in love with him, whether he was ever in love with me, and no matter who he’s in love with now, Willem changed my life. He showed me how to get lost, and then I showed myself how to get found.”

“Stains are even worse when you’re the only one who can see them.”

“Sometimes you can only feel something by its absence. By the empty spaces it leaves behind.”

“I realize then that it’s not enough to know what someone is called. You have to know who they are.”

“Even if you find him. Even if he didn’t leave you on purpose, he can’t possibly live up to the person you’ve built him into.”

“The line between true self and feigned self is blurred on all sides. Which I think is a rather handy metaphor for falling in love.”

PRETENDING

“No one is who they pretend to be.”

“I don’t know who I am. Or maybe I do know who I am and I just don’t want to be her anymore.”

“…I’m an expert faker. I’m so good at faking I don’t even know when I’m doing it.”

“The people we pretend at, they’re already in us. That’s why we pretend them in the first place.”

Quotes: Clash by Nicole Williams

Clash
Before I review Nicole Williams’s second installment to Crash series, let me tease everyone first with some of wonderful quotes from the book. Just like with David Levithan’s Every Day there so many nice quotes from Clash that I want to share. Though they are not as profound as those in Every Day, I think that they are still worth sharing. So allow me to use the quotes feature of this blog as an excuse to share the quotes to all of you since I know I can’t use them all in my review. Also, watch out for me review for Clash that will be up tonight.

Book Quotes from Clash:

“If you say you’re going to trust your man, then trust your man. Don’t revoke that privilege when he needs it most.”

“When are you going to stop looking at all the reasons you shouldn’t be together and start focusing on the reasons you should be?”

“I couldn’t fix us until I fixed me. And he couldn’t fix me for me. It was a task that all my own.”

“It’s because you’re letting the fairy tales you grew up hearing in storybooks and the baseless ideals of love cloud your mind. Love isn’t easy. Especially the really good kind. It’s difficult, and you’ll want to rip your hair out just as many days as you’ll feel the wind at your back. But it’s worth it. It’s worth fighting for. Don’t let what isn’t real blind you from what is. Life isn’t perfect, we sure as shit aren’t perfect, so why should we expect love to be?”

“Love is what brings you together, Lucy. But it’s the blood, sweat, and tears of hard work that keeps you together.”

“Love isn’t only love, sweetheart. It’s hard work, and trust, and tears, with even a few glimpses of devastation. But at the end of each day, if you can still look at the person at your side and can’t imagine anyone else you’d rather have there, the pain and heartache and the ups and downs of love are worth it.”

“Love is just as much suffering as it is sweetness. If it was perfect, that’s what they’d call it. They wouldn’t call it bittersweet.”

“I’m saying you should choose Jude, if at the end of the day, when the world is against you, you can say with absolute certainty that you want Jude at your side. Can you say the good times are worth the bad times?”

“I can forgive a man’s past faults, his present shortcomings, and his future failures if every minute of every day he loves me like it’s his religion.”

“Mom told me that love is like a seed. You’ve got to plant it to grow. But that’s not all. You need to water it. The sun needs to shine just enough, but not too much. The roots have to take hold,” he continued, narrowing his eyes in concentration. “And from there, if it pops its head above the surface, there are about a million things that could kill it, so it takes a whole lot of luck too.” “You can’t plant a seed and hope it will grow on its own. It takes a lotta work to make anything grow.”

We fight. I’m used to that. Sure, that fight was the scariest ass one we’ve ever had, but you’re here now. That’s all that matters. No matter how many fights we have, or how much they tip the Richter scale, none of it matters as long as at the end of the day, you’re still with me.”

“I could hold you prisoner here for the rest of the day and list everything I love about you, but that’s only half of it,” he explained, turning toward me. “The other half is something I can’t put into words. Something I don’t think I’ll ever be able to. It’s something that ties me to you, and you to me. Call it chemistry, call it fate, call it whatever you want. All I know is that I’m yours just as much as you’re mine, Luce. That’s the surest thing I’ve ever known.”

Then what are you doing here, Luce?” he asked, his voice elevating. “You want time? You want space? Fine. I gave that to you. But then you keep throwing yourself back into my life whenever the hell you choose. No warning. No apology, No permanence. You show up at my front door and sneak out the back without so much as a goodbye,” he continued, never taking his eyes off of me. “You couldn’t take the up and down. The roller coaster was going to kill you. You know what I can’t take? You in and back out of my life before I even knew you were there in the first place. You looking at me the way you are now and then able to turn your back and walk away five minutes later.” His hands clenched over my cheek before he lowered it. “That is what will kill me. I can’t live wondering if you’re still mine to claim.”