I really like you. A lot. I know sometimes I mess up and do things that make it seem like I don’t care but trust me, you’re my world.

thesisonadolescence:

@tabithalou: This what they not showing you on the media. These young men cleaning up after the riot. #Ferguson

thesisonadolescence:

@tabithalou: This what they not showing you on the media. These young men cleaning up after the riot. #Ferguson

(via rudyfrancisco)

rudyfrancisco:

"Scratch" is Rudy Francisco’s second chapbook. It is a compilation of poems that provide a creative and engaging journey of race, masculinity, love, heartbreak and faith. This collection is heralded as the authors best work. "Scratch" is love, fearfulness, confidence, humility, awkwardness and determination compressed into 31 pages of unapologetic honest. 
Chapbook can be purchased at iamrudyfrancisco.com

rudyfrancisco:

"Scratch" is Rudy Francisco’s second chapbook. It is a compilation of poems that provide a creative and engaging journey of race, masculinity, love, heartbreak and faith. This collection is heralded as the authors best work. "Scratch" is love, fearfulness, confidence, humility, awkwardness and determination compressed into 31 pages of unapologetic honest.
Chapbook can be purchased at iamrudyfrancisco.com

"Scars" can be found in my new chapbook, "Scratch" | Rudy Francisco

rudyfrancisco:

Scars

 

1.

If I could

I would nail these hands

to the edges of stars.

I would sacrifice

this body to the sky

hoping to resurrect as someone

spiteful enough

to not care this much about you.

 

2.

Staple me to a cross.

Pierce my side with a broken promise.

I will bleed all the crippled reasons

why you deserve one more chance.

 

3.

Loving you

was the last thing

I felt really good at.

 

4.

You want to know

how I got these scars?

I ripped every last piece of you

out of my smile. 

 

5.

I whispered you stardust.

6.

I spoke you into sunflowers. 

7.

I dipped my hands in forever,

touched you infinity.

Treated you as if you were

the last molecule of oxygen

inside of a gas chamber.

I was so good to you.

 

8.

You want to know

how I got these scars?

I swallowed my pride.

It clawed its way

out of my mouth. 

 

9.

I realized I was never

 really your boyfriend.

I was your hype man. 

10.

I hope your next boyfriend

gets smallpox.

10.

Yes, I said smallpox

10.

I hate you

10.

I miss you

10.

I love you

10.

I love you

10.

I love you

10.

It’s hard for me to count

when I get emotional.

10.

I heard 90% of human

interaction is nonverbal so….

 

 

 

 

10.

If I could

I would tie your arms to a daydream

and auction you off

to my fondest memories. 

I wrote this poem in

my own spinal fluid.

I put it on the backbone of a white flag

before you read it

you’ll already know I’ve given up.

I’ll keep you here.

Shackled to the most important

chapter of my life story,

pressed into the

basement of my eyelids

like liquid salvation

so I remember you beautiful.

With amazing underneath your wings

and an orchid smile.

 

You gorgeous earthquake.

 

You cracked hourglass

with sand spilling from behind your ribs.

You wasted my time.

 

How dare you linger on my lips

and then kiss me like a stuttering apology

with excuses stapled to the roof of your mouth?

 

I still remember you

like a dream  tattooed to the inner walls

of a long term memory,

but some days I wonder if you existed at all. 

 

And of course,

you want know how I got these scars. 

I’ll tell you.

I got these scars

the day I fell in love with you.

 

I landed face first

Anonymous said: "Go back to Africa" The white person of European invader descent yells behind a computer screen knowing full yell that would never say that to a black person's face

jsantagato:

love-health-workout:

omq-ashton:

disneyismyloveandlife:

jellals:

my brother fucking sent me this picture and said “remember… who you are…”

IVE REBLOGGED THIS LIKE THREE TIMES AND ONLY NOW AM I SEEING THE FUCKING LION

This is cool af

am i the only one who sees a dolphin

No way that’s real

jsantagato:

love-health-workout:

omq-ashton:

disneyismyloveandlife:

jellals:

my brother fucking sent me this picture and said “remember… who you are…”

IVE REBLOGGED THIS LIKE THREE TIMES AND ONLY NOW AM I SEEING THE FUCKING LION

This is cool af

am i the only one who sees a dolphin

No way that’s real

(Source: jellals, via thesnazziest)

Reasons to lose weight

meallybug:

Smaller boobs
Sexy underwear
Short dresses
Look cute in all clothes
Boys
Feeling like a normal girl
Not being the fat one in the room
Bikinis
Walking around half naked
Exercise in sports bra and shorts


Any more?

khthompson:

Yes to #HBCUs. #NumbersDontLie
#Spelman #HBCUGrad #HBCUFamily

khthompson:

Yes to #HBCUs. #NumbersDontLie
#Spelman #HBCUGrad #HBCUFamily

gradientlair:

Yes Amber!  

(Source: amberrileynews, via reverseracism)

vand-etta said: Why do black people straighten their hair if non-black people can't get corn row/ box braid/ whatever you consider a "black" hairstyle

childrenmilk:

sablevenus:

rabbitglitter:

lordbape:

why do white people always try to make this non-point false equivalence when they know these are two completely different realities that don’t compare on any plane whatsoever

white people not only make black people hate their hair at an individual emotional level but literally at a systemic level in which black people are and have been for the last century unable to get jobs, attend colleges, enlist in the armed forces, etc. because of the treatment of their natural hair. there literally is nothing white people have to compare…

white people are not getting box braids because they feel pressured to, or out of fear that they won’t have access to a job or anything, but instead because they know it’s an “edgy black people thing” that they’re doing to be counter culture and subversive. there is literally no pressure on earth for anyone INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE to worship or utilize Black hairstyles or Black hair in its natural state and you fucking know it. It’s literally the complete opposite for white hair. grow up

white people are not gelling down baby hairs for social mobility or financial security or comfort or assimilation.

credit to black—lamb

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    12 year old Vanessa VanDyke is being threatened with expulsion from Faith Christian Academy in Orlando unless she cuts her natural hair.

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Read the ads

"MEN WHO GO PLACES" "WAS IT HER RESUME OR HER RELAXER?" white people don’t have ads telling them "you will not be successful in life unless you have cornrows and box braids with gelled down baby hairs" because that isn’t the case. address this in the context of reality, maybe???

All of this. ALL OF THIS. READ THIS ^^^^^^

White people didn’t invent straight hair either. There are Black people with straight hair. That’s not a “White style”.

Because ALL of this needs to be on everyone’s page.

amen

enchanted-dystopia:

x
blackinchicago:

I personally never had to big chop because my hair has always been natural, but to all my sisters that have recently parted with their heat damage/ permed/ chemically altered hair… Stay up. You are a flower child. 🌺🌷🌻🌼

blackinchicago:

I personally never had to big chop because my hair has always been natural, but to all my sisters that have recently parted with their heat damage/ permed/ chemically altered hair… Stay up. You are a flower child. 🌺🌷🌻🌼

extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

(Source: angel-scum, via reverseracism)

raise-your-consciousness:

yarrahs-life:

falulu:

bootyscientist:

step-into-your-skin:

Apparently there’s a pro-officer Wilson rally going on today, and someone’s carrying a sign that says “innocent until proven guilty” in support of Wilson.
That seems ridiculously ironic. Shouldn’t Mike Brown have been given that kind of consideration and been seen as innocent as well? But instead, Wilson played judge and executioner.

Notice what skin color all these protestors share. It’s not a coincidence.

They won’t get pepper sprayed or anything though

^^^ bam

yeah this is a rally, remember, not a riot

raise-your-consciousness:

yarrahs-life:

falulu:

bootyscientist:

step-into-your-skin:

Apparently there’s a pro-officer Wilson rally going on today, and someone’s carrying a sign that says “innocent until proven guilty” in support of Wilson.

That seems ridiculously ironic. Shouldn’t Mike Brown have been given that kind of consideration and been seen as innocent as well? But instead, Wilson played judge and executioner.

Notice what skin color all these protestors share. It’s not a coincidence.

They won’t get pepper sprayed or anything though

^^^ bam

yeah this is a rally, remember, not a riot

(via reverseracism)

el-masreya:

Slavery: “GET OVER IT!”

Imperialism: “GET OVER IT!”

Exploitation: “GET OVER IT!”

World Starvation: “GET OVER IT”

Genocide: “GET OVER IT!”

Occupation: “GET OVER IT!”

9/11: “NEVER FORGET!”

(via reverseracism)