Swaying in the night
Floating away during the day
Delicate in strands
Beauty of simplicity all ripped away
To make another’s wishes come true
Terror of day
I don’t know why
You need each limb of me
To be blown away for your own benefit?
I can’t continue in the storm
Of this feathered brokenness
Please just let me be
Or hold me softly
Don’t throw me away
All I ask for is safety
-I’m tired of being your dandelion
Wavering my balance
You picked the strings of my heart
Until it snapped
You slowly backed away
Watching me bleed out
As you hid behind innocence
-you couldn’t admit you played my body like an instrument
Lately, I have fallen in love with tragic books that capture each moment and make me lose my breath. This November I read two books that caught my heart, both tragically involving the realistic outline of living with depression. Both books highlight the emotional chaos that comes with love and depression twisted together.
Now I don’t really want to give away the story or what it’s exactly about, but I wanted to write this for my readers who share the same joy of reading or heart crushing stories. These two I would 10/10 recommend as I read both in less than 24 hours. Page after page, I was drawn to the words and how they captured the ugliness and truth of depression and love so clearly.
The first book is “All the Bright Places” by Jennifer Niven. This book was written so incredible and kept my attention all the way through. Some of the words being so powerful I brought my highlighter into action as I didn’t want to let go of those quotes. I’m also incredibly excited about this book because it’s announced to become a movie with Elle Fanning playing one of the lead characters!
The second I read is “My heart and other Black Holes” by Jasmine Warga. Now I thought nothing would be able to top my previous book, but this book met its match and became an equal win. The way two strangers came together through the most hurtful and tragic way, became one of the most beautiful love stories. This is definitely something you should consider to read!
I will continue to update you with all the books I read!
I love you all,