7.29.2012

so she ran.

so she ran.
it seemed like the world was chasing her. 
she was different, infinitely
different from the 
rest; 
she didn't listen to the same
music; watch the same movies;
she was ridiculed by her
skin and was told she should
act a certain
way because of it. 
but she didn't
want to. 
so she ran. 
ran from conformity,
ran from average and into
the arms of exceptional, all with
beethoven in her ears.
she didn't want them to
change her; to have the world
catch up with her and completely
redesign her as
though she was 
a flop. 
because she wasn't. 
so she ran,
in the middle of the
road,
straight to the sunlight in the middle
of the thunderstorm;
the world was the wet, pelting rain of
peer pressure and monotone,
and she was the sun: bright and 
warm with assurance. 
her soles grew weary and
sometimes she wanted
to give up, but
the light was coming. 
closer,
closer, 
closer...
it seemed like the world was chasing her.
but she decided to
chase them instead.

some encouragement this sunday.
-kiss kiss kiss, just london in my eye-
{pea ess: brendan hansen looks like a 21st century harrison ford.}

24 comments :

  1. WHAT?! why are you so wonderful??!!
    no but seriously now. you're amazing. i love this. and you. and your cupcake fetish. gah!

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  2. Gorgeous words, Jocee! Seriously inspired now. :)

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  3. this is so beautiful, jocee. seriously girl, you should publish a book. okay?

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  4. oh my word. You are just so amazing and real! You're so beautiful! More selfies please :)

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  5. you are flipping awesome. the end.

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  6. gaahhhhhh you're gorgeous lady. give the rest of us a chance at least.
    and this... this is just... I can relate to this so very well.

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  7. this was soooo beautiful :) you are an amazing & talented girl jocee!

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  8. Pleaspleasplease let me put this poem in a picture frame and hang it on my wall. I really needed this.

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  9. So she ran... This means so much to me, Jocee. Lately, it's been one of those "the world doesn't have room for me" type of week. It gets extremely hard to not be depressed when everyone is telling you to look a certain way and you just WON'T. Even if that certain way is appealing, you WON'T. I feel like I'm running allllll the time. Listening to the still in the air all by myself and forget what others say. This post made me so happy because I know there are so many other girls out there who feel the same way... if by a different cause.

    Thanks dear heart!
    -Gabby

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  10. You chase them, girl. Lovely words. Oh, and you're gorgeous. Just thought you should know. Never stop being so amazing, dear!

    xx.
    Lou

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  11. these words are awesomeness itself. and btw? you're b-e-a-u-t-iful. the end.

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  12. You have a bright future ahead of you.
    You're so talented. Brilliant poem!

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  13. Has anyone ever told you that you look A LOT like Gabby Douglas??? Well, you do. ;)

    Love,
    Manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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    1. since you've said this, over ten people have said i love like her! thank you, doll. she's such a great gal, isn't she :)

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  14. You're so talented!! This is stunning. :)
    Kimmy x

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  15. You seriously have a gift of putting the right words together....

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  16. akjsdlkfj Jocee you're beautiful and your writing is beautiful. You're just too beautiful, I can't stand it! wonderful.

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  17. that was amazing! you are truly talented!

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  18. okay Jocee. your writing is almost as beautiful as your smile.

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  19. kiss, kiss, kiss missy franklin is the BOMB. love that girl so much!! :)

    love,
    manda
    http://meandjesus-amanda.blogspot.com

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  20. i know this is an older post. but ya know, i do stalk you. #onlysometimes #actuallyhthatsalie
    but i love love your poetry. your writing is how i want to write when i grow up ;D
    xx

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sometimes i do not understand why you guys like me so much, but the fact that you do (and that you keep coming around) makes me happier than you can even imagine.

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