I want to let go

I want to let go

Im crusin tumblr reading someones awesome poem about getting high and fucking in dirty laundry and I absolutely love it because it describes everything im seeking in life right not. Which may see weird, and like my goals are going south but theres more to it than that.

See, I have always been a perfectionist. I follow every rule all my life I’ve been the good girl. High goals, big dreams, work hard. School, family, expectations. Do everything im supposed to, nothing im not. The right guy, the right friends, the right life.

And I lack happiness most of the time because I’m always reaching for the next thing.  I remember spending my eight grade summer, the last summer I ever had, studying algebra so I could be in a more advanced class in high school. After that, every summer was spent in summer school so I could take extra science classes during the school year. High school was not spent dating or in clubs. It was spent getting ready for college. College was spent studying while other people partied, to prepare for gosh knows what. My whole life has been in anticipation for the next phase of life. Never living now, living for tomorrow. Half of it has gone by and im still saving for the house and the dream marriage and maybe the kids ill have one day. Paying bills, saving money. For what? This is who I am. This sad girl who never enjoys life because she never lives it.

I just want to let go so badly. I just want to say fuck it to the good girl rep and the morales, and impressing my mother. Fuck it to what people think about me and always being so prepared. I’ve always looked around at everyone having fun and told myself “don’t worry. Your time will come. When your 60 and have a healthy retirement plan they’ll be struggling and you’ll get to have fun.” Life is short, and I’m getting very tired of living this way.

I just want to live. So when I read this poem, that I did not write at all, I was envious. Here, In this dark little room someone created, is everything I want in life at this exact moment. And as messed up as that is, maybe its possible to see just a little of why that may be.

Again, I didn’t write this. The link to the author is on the bottom. I am very grateful to her for writing it because it is helping me learn more about myself. This is a world i’ve never been a part of so I wouldn’t be able to express it like she does.


This is not a poem.

I want to get high and
Fuck you underneath the stars
Not the real ones, in the sky, I
Don’t want Orion and Cornucopia
To witness this no I just want to
Throw you down on my single bed
Under cheap, glow in the dark constellations
I want to smoke in bed while listening to Nina Simone
And disregarding her advice 
I want you to fuck me amongst dirty laundry
And blunt wrappers, knocking empty
Beer bottles filled with cigarette butts
Off of bedside tables
I want to run my hands through 
Your unwashed hair and let you
Suck red wine stains from my lips
I want to get drunk in a dark room and
Fight about nothing until we come down
In a spiralling mess in each other’s arms and
Fuck until we are laughing and crying and
The days are passing and no one knows
What to do about us because we are lost
In this room with the dirty laundry and the
Drugs and the cheap plastic stars which
Seem to judge us from above
I want you to tie me to the bed and
Tell me I can never leave because I
Am yours and all we need is each other
And these drugs and make me forget that
There was ever anything else but this
I want to get high and fuck you
This is not a poem.


author: http://poetinside.tumblr.com/

3 responses to “I want to let go

  1. I want to escape

    Into a cloud of green mist
    Into a door where no one can find me
    Run run as far and as fast as I can
    From the perfectionist person I am
    And the life that I have created.

    I want to escape
    Your heavy judgmental gazes
    Picking me apart word by word
    Outfit by stray hair by misplaced idea
    The ticking of keys pushing knives deeper into my brain
    Of what I should be
    Of what I am
    Of what I long for


  2. Yea. Idk how to comment or what to say so if I say something crappy I’m sorry.

    I’ve thrown caution to the wind always anxious of my mistakes. Crazy terrified that some of them would be my last but never regretful for picking up and just doing it until now. Always playing catch up on bills or trying to figure out how to finish school, maybe only regretful because not finishing school. I sit here utterly alone in a big house with endless house wife crap… freaking out cause if all I have is house wife crap and no adventures I’ll crack. I can’t drink. I’m sick. I can’t sleep. I’m stressed. I’m scared of no adventures with a guy who’s perfect, because yes, he does anything n everything, and he let’s me be but I’m terrified still of the giant tie down. Because with marriage comes more obligations and I can’t just leave. I left 2 other remember? I like the freedom to leave. Even if I don’t have to.

    It sucks here. I miss you. I miss having someplace to be, roaming free, just cruising. I hate the way men look at me here. Like I’m a steak, asking them to eat me. It pisses me off. I hate not achieving anything. I feel like I’m accomplishing nothing and that life is worth nothing. I seriously considered cheating. Cause the idea of hurting him and ending this perfect thing in a giant mess of my own creation is less scary then not. It’s a fucking mind trip that must be caused by watching my parents, grandparents and the like interact. I must be needing a shrink or something better… Alchohal and large quantities of it. It’s insane. I feel insane. I’m scared I’m going insane. All because I’m stuck in a place that’s not worth my time. Australia… Adventure. See my point?

    • Girl you need to get your ass on a motorcycle or a roller coaster. Seriously. Get your but to a park, get on the biggest scariest fastest thing and scream your head off. Cause what you need is an escape. wind rushing through your hair exhilarating extreme breaking the routine escape. you don’t need to move to Australia. you need to find something in your life and make it your thing, something that defies what you should do.

      your so much like me, fuck up the perfect thing just to break the mold. thats not the solution. don’t fuck up george, remake yourself in all thats not expected of you and be more.

      and here i thought you were living the fantasy and i was the one falling down the rabbit hole. looks like even apart were in it together. i miss you too. long walks, mahaulepu, crazy random adventures. (trying to train dark in this. baby steps) my rebelliousness is coming out. and i just wanna run as fast and as hard as i can from “average” life. do something adventurous today, and look at tomorrow later. Nothing will change the crazy chick in you. no guy, marriage, or house. you’re still in there. he’s not the one stifling it, you are with your mind. so i say, go jump off something, sing in front of strangers, or tell a biker dude checking out your ass to shove it.

      love you sis.

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