Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Smile for me, daddy..

I have one question for you:
Will you walk away when the flame gets hot or fight another day?

Would that be classified as two questions?  I don't care.

I'm not sure what to write about, I just know I need to write about something.  Get these thoughts that are keeping me up out of my head. 

The above question is one I've been asking myself lately.  Whether it be when Chemistry was kicking my butt, or when dance made me want to crawl in a hole, or when I felt like I just broke a heart I can't get back. 

What ever the scenario, whether you be young or old.  The situation serious or trivial.

Will you walk away when the flame gets hot?

We all have those days. You know what I'm talking about.  When it feels like the whole world is the jury and you are the poor sucker who relies on the opinion of them.  Days that reinforce what mama always told you: "life just 'aint fair".  Days that prove that there is an Us and Them.  Days that make you want to walk away.

It's easy to get sucked into a day like that.  It always starts in the morning and it seems to go downhill from there.  And it isn't even like a huge bad thing happened.  It's a string of events.  Less than satisfactory little things that just make the day suck.  It seems like when the world knows you're down, it kicks you.  Then just to be a little biznitch, it puts a neon sign on your forehead.  The world has a tendency of doing that.  Of being a monster.  It's us against them. 

My friends, the easy thing to say would be that there is nothing you can do about days like this, but in truth, there is.  You could opt to be the bigger man(or woman) and smile.  Go on.  Let the monster see you smile.  It terrifies people to see someone have hope that they don't have.  Hope to just smile when every thing around you is going bad and falling to pieces.  The world doesn't know what to do with that.  So, babe, just keep smiling.

And I have just one question for you:

What ever the scenario, whether you be young or old. The situation serious or trivial.
Will you walk away when the flame gets hot or will you fight another day? 


Symdaddy said...

You seem to be a smart young lady so I'm pretty sure you will know when to stand and when to run (when it's your turn to choose).

I tend to be the one who gets 'burned' when I should have walked and 'walked' when I should have faced the heat. But, all in all, when it was required of me to stand fast and brave it out, I did so.

When 'mama' said "life ain't fair" she damn well meant it!

'Hope' is for sissies! Confidence is what keeps you strong.

lyndylou said...

OMG! That is just how I am feeling right now, as if the world is kicking me when I am down but still I smile, through my tears. Even this is judged as some people think I am "hard" whereas in actual fact I am just tying to be strong as there is no point in losing hope. Plus it takes less effort to smile than it does to frown.

Great post.


Bouncin' Barb said...

HI..found you through Daydream Believer and loved your post here. Having lost a husband to years and years of health issues I can proudly say I stayed to fight another day. I'm proud of that and while life goes on and I'm happily involved with a new man, I know I will always stay and fight. How old are you? Great writing for someone young. Love that picture too. Cute as a button!

Constar said...

im having one of those days!! im going to smile... i think... even though id rather not. this was insightful. my fave line " when i just broke a heart i cant get back" nicely put! great post.

Rachael said...

I'm a new follower from Jamie's blog. I can definitely relate to this post. I try and take the same stance you do and keep on smiling, but I've learned to know when to walk away when the flame gets too hot.

JoJo said...

Hi, I'm new here on blogging and i just wanted to comment and say i think that one should try and try as hard as one can BUT i think we all get to a point in life or a situation where u know when its time to walk away from something. that's life and things don't ever stay the same so when the flame does get hot its for a reason.