I always wanted to tattoo this maya angelou’s poem and I decided to get it done last week. I’ve a history with ED, and this poem reminds me that matter what happens I’ll get through it and, as maya says, I’ll rise :)
Done by Adalto Franco - Gellys Tatto - SP, Brazil
Is this actually about erectile dysfunction? Because I might die from the sheer hilarity. You are fucking awesome.
i am not the story
you have been told.
i am not pure
i am not your fantasy
of an innocent you can corrupt.
you think he took me?
you think i knew not what i did
when i laughed and placed those crimson seeds
upon my tongue?
do not mistake my kindness
i am forest fires and flower buds
i am poisonous thorns and newborn foals
i am death and rebirth—
cross me at your peril.
(you shall find that pretty rose vines
are just as lovely when they wrap tight over your limbs
and shatter your bones.)
my lord, he brings me bloodstained flowers,
and i give him kisses laced with venom
he gifts me graveyards to plant my orchids
and i send him the torn heads of men
who wrong my maidens.
(i teach them combat alongside botany. both are arts.)
he rules with iron fist and i
with gentle touch.
we live and love in a curious harmony
of sweet birdsong
and the tortured screams of sinners.
come springtide i am bound to earth,
to my mother’s sunfilled meadows
her unequivocal, enduring love.
and by the fading light of summer
i return to my lover’s onyx walls
and cimmerian heart.
i cherish both but they know
they would have no claim on me if i did not desire it
for i belong to myself,
i am only my own—
half flowering creation,
half blistering hellfire.
he calls me his lady
but he knows
i am a queen.
in Port Aransas. It’s hillbilly, beach-style. We have found sanctuary in a cute little coffee shop, & I don’t want to leave until it’s time to head home.
squares hosting summer bbqs be like.
Reblogging because I love Top Gear too much.
"WARNING: I have memories like landmines.
You cannot possibly walk carefully enough.
There are days I open my mouth and all that
Comes out is apologies. Days when I’m sorry
But you can’t fucking touch me."
"Broken" by clementinevonradics
From As Often As Miracles
My favorite in that book! ♥