i am not the story
you have been told.

i am not pure
nor powerless
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
for naievete.
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 wreaths of bloodstained flowers,
and i grant 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 blooming creation,
half blazing hellfire.

he calls me his lady
but he knows
i am a queen.


- persephone speaks, by a.c. (via bellamybleke)

(via writtenreadspoken)

Source: bellamybleke

"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."


Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

(via sadjailbait)

(via writtenreadspoken)

Source: raccoonwounds

"The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing."

- Yasmin Mogahed (via tellmefive)

(via writtenreadspoken)

Source: beautifulsabr

"Maybe soulmates
are just two ordinary people
who are too stubborn
to let the world pull them apart"

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Today is the last day of the #ISupportMalala Twitter Campaign.

These last three weeks, in honor of the recent release of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World, Little, Brown Young Readers have donated a book to children in need every time a tweet to @lbkids with the hashtag #ISupportMalala was posted.

We hope to have hit 200,000 donated books by the end of today! Thank you to all who sent out 1 tweet to donate 1 book!

There’s still time to show your support of an education for all - just write your own #ISupportMalala tweet to @lbkids or copy & paste the message below into your Twitter status update before 11:59 p.m. EST tonight!

#ISupportMalala! Tweet @lbkids with the hashtag and 1 book will be donated @firstbook to a child in need. http://iammalala.pgtb.me/c4s4rd

We support Smart Girl Malala! 

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Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai | Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

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Shahrukh & Anushka @ ZeeCine Awards 2013

Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai…gorgeous Anushka and charming Shahrukh ♥

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