luxemburgerli
If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them.

anonymous reader on The Dish

One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.

(via mysweetetc)

And here I am in a pink top and hair-do from the fifties


Our leaders are cross-eyed
Our priests are cross-eyed
Our ancestors are cross-eyed
Our parents were cross-eyed

Our professors were cross-eyed
Our neighbors are cross-eyed
The followers, all cross-eyed

Our authors are cross-eyed
Our artists are cross-eyed
The learned are cross-eyed
Our favors and favorites are cross-eyed

Our clinicians are cross-eyed
All technicians are cross-eyed

Our fears are cross-eyed
Our beliefs are cross-eyed
Our cowards are cross-eyed
Our assassins are cross-eyed

Our autos are cross-eyed
Our monos are cross-eyed
Our fisticuffs are cross-eyed
Our stop signs are cross-eyed
Our eyesight is cross-eyed

Our terrors are cross-eyed
Our iPhones are cross-eyed

Our ellipses are cross-eyed
Our bloodstreams are cross-eyed
Our yesterdays all cross-eyed
Our faults are, at the very least, near-sighted

Our focus is cross-eyed
Our past times are cross-eyed
Our past lives are cross-eyed
and our overpass is cross-eyed

Our cross currents are cross-eyed
Our crossways are cross-eyed
Our cross outs are cross-eyed
Our crustaceans are cross-eyed
Our Christ on a cross is cross-eyed

Our will is cross-eyed
Our is are cross-eyed
Our was, so cross-eyed
Our are are cross-eyed

All of our dearest friends are cross-eyed

Our children will be cross-eyed
Our future is cross- eyed

But you,
you see fine

Counting on loses

At the age of 6
I walked away from my mother in Kmart

made a beeline to the customer service booth
and reported myself lost

At the age of 9
I told a raving lunatic that I was lost

and longed to be born again
he dunked me under water

At age 14 I lost my virginity
on purpose

At age 22 I began to tell people
I lost my virginity at age 18

as I realized 14 is way too early to lose your virginity
on purpose

At 24 I lost my mentor
to AIDS

the AIDS was not on purpose
the closet was

At age 28 I lost my mother
to kidney cancer

these two lines are still
blank

as are
these


by C.P.Harrison

riadovoidostoevsky
riadovoidostoevsky:

hashitaka:

The tree doesn’t seem to be rottenThere are old big trees in the square adjoining the field where I run every morning or night and one of them was cut, because an old man strongly asserted that the tree would fall unexpectedly and it was dangerous. According to him, the tree was rotten.The members of the neighborhood association managing the the square objected to him. They asserted that the tree was not rotten.After that, the old man wrote how it happened in his letter to a local paper. Surprisingly it came out in the paper!, and the tree was cut after all…Many people who come to the square every day are feeling so sad. So do I.Unfortunately, the old tree in a pool of brown blood lost the big upper body. The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten for me.The old man’s brother is a very famous comedian in Japan.He should have been a comedian who makes a lot of people smile, too…

They probably just wanted the tree gone and made up an appropriate excuse. Thats typically how it goes. They’ll say anything to get what they want in the first place.







——— I hope you don’t mind, this was poetry to me.

————-


                                        hashitaka tells the tree

The tree doesn’t seem to be rottenThere are old big trees in the square,one of them was cutan old man strongly asserted that the tree would fall,to him, the tree was rottenthe neighborhood objected,they asserted the tree was not rottenAfter that, the old man wrote how it happened in his letter  and it came out in the paperthe tree was cut after all…Many people who come to the square every day are feeling so sad.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 So do I.the old tree in a pool of brown blood lost the big upper body,The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten for meThe old man’s brother is a very famous comedian in Japan.He should have been a comedian who makes a lot of people smile, too…




edited by C.P.Harrison

riadovoidostoevsky:

hashitaka:

The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten

There are old big trees in the square adjoining the field where I run every morning or night and one of them was cut, because an old man strongly asserted that the tree would fall unexpectedly and it was dangerous. According to him, the tree was rotten.
The members of the neighborhood association managing the the square objected to him. They asserted that the tree was not rotten.
After that, the old man wrote how it happened in his letter to a local paper. Surprisingly it came out in the paper!, and the tree was cut after all…
Many people who come to the square every day are feeling so sad. So do I.
Unfortunately, the old tree in a pool of brown blood lost the big upper body. 
The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten for me.
The old man’s brother is a very famous comedian in Japan.
He should have been a comedian who makes a lot of people smile, too…

They probably just wanted the tree gone and made up an appropriate excuse. Thats typically how it goes. They’ll say anything to get what they want in the first place.

——— I hope you don’t mind, this was poetry to me.

————-

                                        hashitaka tells the tree

The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten

There are old big trees in the square,
one of them was cut

an old man strongly asserted that the tree would fall,
to him, the tree was rotten

the neighborhood objected,
they asserted the tree was not rotten

After that, the old man wrote how it happened in his letter 
and it came out in the paper

the tree was cut after all…

Many people who come to the square every day are feeling so sad.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                So do I.

the old tree in a pool of brown blood lost the big upper body,
The tree doesn’t seem to be rotten for me

The old man’s brother is a very famous comedian in Japan.
He should have been a comedian who makes a lot of people smile, too…

edited by C.P.Harrison