Say More by Sini Anderson

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    ~PinkElephants~ Senior member

    I recently bought a poetry book to read and this poem was in it. Upon reading it for some reason it really hit home. It's just so positive feeling. I've been really down lately and this poem semi picked me up.

    Say More

    I want to run into the insane energy of love
    I want to run into every wall the upper class puts up in our path
    When you think you have nothing to say,
    Stop and remember what you tell your friends
    And when someone is trying to silence you,
    Scream louder
    I want to spit on sidewalks in front of men who take up way too
    much space
    And when you're walking down the street, if you're a woman or
    a queer,
    Take up more space
    I think we should be making out more in front of people who are
    uncomfortable with it
    And don't be afraid to be a punk-rock hippie
    And don't be afraid to tell people how much you love them

    If you are fortunate enough to have two working legs and a mind,
    Run more
    If you're not, demand that your people push you
    Stop telling yourself you're dumb with nothing to say
    And demand that your opinion be heard by your government
    Remember that they work for us
    If you're hurting, tell someone
    If you can't afford your medication, demand that your state
    provide it for you
    Remember that you're not the only one in the room right now
    who's panicking
    And remember that health care in this country is a luxury, and
    that,
    That is just simply wrong
    Remember that you deserve clean needles if you need them
    And remember that at some point in your life, you can live alive
    and thrive without self-medicating
    I want you to run into the idea that people think you're great,
    and smart
    And I want to be really cool to someone who's talking a bunch of
    smack about me
    Because that, that feels better
    Remember it's not okay for anyone to physically, verbally or
    mentally abuse you, anyone, not your friends, anyone, not
    your girlfriend, anyone.
    Listen to your family when they praise you
    And tell them to fuck off when they are hurting you
    intentionally
    Remember that art is a very, very valid form of employment
    Know that we couldn't survive without it
    Remember right now you're thriving, you're thriving, you are
    thriving.
    Hey you know that sliding scale?
    I don't always pay the bottom, and I'm poor.
    Run to the stage when you're scared
    Run to the kitchen when you're hungry
    Stretch more, it feels good
    When you hear someone say something fucked up to a young
    girl on a bus,
    stick up for her
    And when you hear someone say something fucked up about
    someone you care about,
    stick up for them
    Love can hurt, we'll live I swear
    Know the power of positivity
    And know that I really, really need you
    And know that this,
    This feels much, much better,
    Than when I was writing it alone in my room

    I want to run into the insane energy of love
    I want to run into every wall
    The upper class
    Puts up in my path...

    I want you to run into the insane energy of love
    I want you to run into every wall
    The upper class
    Puts up...in your path...
     
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