Candy Feels
Candy Reader Poetry: This Is Just a Bumpy Road, Not a Destination
Don't let this be the end.
PHOTO Lariane Magno ART Clare Magno

Hey, fighter,
I know what it feels like
To fall asleep with tears flowing down your face, on your pillow.

To feel nothing for a second or two the moment you wake up,
and then suddenly feel your chest heave with pain and sorrow.

To cry in the shower, where no one can judge you and your tears.

To stare at the mirror with remorse on what you see,
and then get tired and avoid every bit of your reflection.

To not find your place in a room full of people.
To feel worthless.
To feel your past mistakes devour you and your faith in everything good.
To feel alone.

I know what it's like, I've been there.
I know it gets really difficult.

Some people will not understand how you feel.
Some people will take advantage of your loneliness.
Some people will tear you apart into pieces.

I know you're tired, and that's okay.
Everybody gets tired.
You can rest. You can lay your head, you can sleep.
But please, don't let this be the end.

Please open your eyes and see that a whole new beginning is waiting for you.

You'll be okay.
This is just a really bumpy road, but you'll get there.
Just hold on a little longer.

your REACTION
HEART

116

YAY

2

CUTE

1

BOO

0

EWW

0

OMG

0

/////////////////////////////
COMMENTS. JOIN THE DISCUSSION BELOW!
VIEW more ARTICLES ABOUT
Comments
latest on CandyMag.com
 
x
Share
The up-and-coming musicians and childhood friends talk about their music, creative process, and why it's important to be woke.
 
x
Share
Because when it comes to a great lip game, there's really no need to splurge!
 
x
Share
A different language sheds new light on everyday terms.
 
x
Share
Take advantage of the cooler weather in the metro!
 
x
Share
Here's why you shouldn't feel insecure when you're the last to stay single.
 
x
Share
Plus his brand new music video for his latest single, "Too Much To Ask."
 
x
Share
These ponytails may be ~extra~, but can totes be copped at home!
 
x
Share
If you are going through something, get your hugot feels from Moira's emotion-filled songs.
 
x
Share
 
x
Share
Today, we live in a world where barely any second consideration will be granted to us.
LOAD MORE ARTICLES