I decided to write about peer pressure for this prompt because the entire idea of it feels like a chiasmus – it’s even more enhanced at college and I find it curious but draining all the same, haha! It’s exaggerated in terms of human beings not being human because the peer pressure I’ve experienced isn’t cruel at all – it’s just an elaborate scheme of masking one’s personality to be included.
She points far ahead and shows us where her family’s land ends. Or ended when she was a child. Today it’s all real estate, people battling to build houses, shops and skyscrapers because it’s a scenic place. But it won’t be when they’re done butchering it.
The world outside cowers under nature’s wrath,
While words fail to appear,
These thoughts scream themselves sore;
Silenced by the downpour
But forever inspired by the falling leaf.
I came across a weird train of thought the other day while watching a few kids be the happiest they possibly could be at the time – one that I’ve often entertained before. It’s not necessarily true but it often feeds anxious thoughts. It was that growing up takes away one’s liberty to make mistakes as responsibilities start cropping up. There’s nothing wrong with being wrong, but life isn’t as experimental as it was when I was considered a child.
Through this collaboration, I hope to emphasise on how mental health is something that we all experience in vastly different ways – it rarely feels the same for everyone.
For dreams etched in hearts
Seldom know death
~ point of view: you’re walking with a friend who talks (and thinks) too much ~
“Without the color, I don’t know how to proceed. I’m lost in shades of gray.”
– Wendy Mass, A Mango-Shaped Space
“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”― Lloyd Alexander Past the threshold of pain and onward To a home nestled in the valleys Where prayers soar high and sorrow smiles Grief haunts none for grins eternally shine To a home nestled in the valleys Where the ground knows no tears […]
“We can all create hope through action and be the light.”