Kristen Kaye @infinitestorylines
63 Posts
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Canadian 🇨🇦. Writer 🖊. Biologist 🔬. Mental Health Advocate. Everyone has a story, don’t be afraid to share yours. Be strong. Be brave. Be kind.
63 Posts
1k Followers
630 Following
Canadian 🇨🇦. Writer 🖊. Biologist 🔬. Mental Health Advocate. Everyone has a story, don’t be afraid to share yours. Be strong. Be brave. Be kind.
What does love mean to you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A couple days ago I had a conversation with someone who told me two important things about love. The first was that love is real if it feels real to you. Love is painful at its death and that pain is a conformation of the love. The second was that we often discredit the entire feeling of love because of the pain felt at the end. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When she said this I had a sudden realization about what love is and how we feel it. So often, when we hear about love, we hear about heartbreak. Although pain is a part of love, it is such a small fraction of what love is, that is it unfair to conceptualize love as pain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Love in its entirety is complex. To accept it, we need to accept all the emotions, both positive and negative, that come with it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love the wisdom that I received in this conversation and needed to pass it on to you. I hope you feel it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poeta> #poem #poet #poe#poetsofinstagram #wri#wri#wri#writernstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #quotes #deepquotes
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How does this poem make you feel? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a young child I remember always looking up at the stars and admiring the way they stood out in the darkness. I loved the bright speckles of light scattered across the night sky and always felt this sense of peace looking up at them. At night, the stars were all I looked for and all I could see. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It took a while for me to notice the darkness between those speckles of light, and the way it was the darkness that let them shine. The stars existed throughout the day, but yet were only visible at night - it was the darkness that let the light of the stars be seen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that although it can be hard to appreciate darkness, without it we wouldn’t be so thankful for the light. We need the contrast to fully appreciate everything. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks again @daalart for the background ❤️. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poetry #poem #poet #poe#poetsofinstagram #wri#wri#wri#writersstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #quotes #deepquotes
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Have you ever felt so strongly about someone that you can’t put your feelings into words? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This story is not mine. This story belongs to @sou@soulrection . She told me about a conversation she had with someone where she asked, “If I wrote a book about us do you know what I’d call it?” He said, “What?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And she said, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The Nameless One.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We spend our whole lives learning to master language – naming objects and feelings, but ultimately, despite the power that language holds, there is nothing more powerful than what we feel. One of the most beautiful things we can experience is the moment when our feelings grow more powerful than words; when we feel something so strongly that we lose the ability to articulate it. In these moments, we are infinite. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If anyone has felt this way before, let’s talk about those beautiful moments in the comments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was an honour writing this poem for @soulrection. If you have any story you would like me to tell. Please DM me and let me help you tell your story. Be strong, be brave, and above all, be kind always. 💙 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poetry #poem #poet #poe#poetsstagram #wri#wri#wri#writersstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #quotes #deepquotes #lovestory
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Deep within me lurks a strong, blue flame. Calm, yet fierce, it refuses to be tamed. Water tries, but the flame is not quenched. Oxygen is deprived, but starvation brings no end. No force on earth can kill the fire, For deep within me it burns for my desire. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The constant burn sometimes creates a war, Yet by refusing to leave it is often ignored. Longing for attention it pleads like a child, Yet deep within it burns instinctive and wild. That which refuses to die cannot be killed, So deep within me the fire grows and builds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At last the fire is given some care, And deep within me it begins to flare. Through deprivation and neglect the fire continued to persist, Now deep within me, it no longer exists. The flame within has now been freed, I am the fire and the fire is me.
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This is not my story. This story, however, is one that is experienced by many. Over the past few years I have been helping a friend who has been in an abusive relationship. I have watched her fall at the hands of someone she loved, I have watched her beg for that person to stay by her side, but most importantly I have watched her slowly climb out and save herself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To anyone who is fighting this battle, know that you are not alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and don’t shut down if you ask someone for help and they tell you to just leave the relationship. Talk to them and help them understand. I know it may feel like you are trapped right now, but there are so many ways out. You will get out, and although you may feel like you won’t survive, you will. Emotional pain will hang around for a while, but you will grow stronger with each passing day. Remember that you are strong. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please leave a supportive comment and I will pass your messages onto her. Together we will create a community that will help people realize that they are not alone. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be strong, be brave, and above all, be kind always. 💙 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poeta> #poem #poet #womenwhowrite #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #wri#wri#writeig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #mentalhealth #abusesurvivor
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The definition of giving someone the silent treatment is refusing to acknowledge another person, whether verbally or through any other method. If there’s one thing that bothers me the most, it’s this. When you receive the silent treatment, you know that you are seen by the other person, yet that person is choosing to ignore your presence. You know that you are not invisible, and yet you also know that your visibility depends on the other person. You are seen and acknowledged if they decide to let you be seen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To feel ignored in this way is painful. You become powerless because you know that your visibility depends on the other person. If you love someone do not put them through this. If you do, remember that eventually they’ll realize that the silence without you is better than the silence forced upon them by you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poeta> #poem #poet #poe#poetsofinstagram #wri#wri#wri#writersstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #silenttreatment
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Has fear ever stopped you from moving forward and doing what you know is right? Lately I’ve been held back by fear. When I started this poetry page, I started it with a specific purpose and I haven’t fulfilled that purpose yet, because I’m afraid of moving forward. At some point, we all have to make a decision, and decide whether our desire to make our dreams come true is stronger than fear, or whether we’ll let fear win the battle and stop us. I’ve decided that my purpose for this page is stronger than fear, and I’ll be taking it in a new direction this week. I hope you all decide that your purpose is stronger than your fear. In the end, it will be worth it. ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poeta> #poem #poet #poe#poetsofinstagram #wri#wri#wri#writernstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #darknessintolight #conflicted
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When a person’s abilities connect with us, more than the person, we fall in love with the wrong thing. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poe#poeta> #poem #poet #poe#poetsofinstagram #wri#wri#wri#writersstagram #writing #poetsofig #writer #poetrycommunity #poems #wordporn #writersofig #words #spilledink #instapoet #typewriter #prose #poets #creativewriting #instapoem #writers #write #writerscommunity #instapoetry #writingcommunity #quotes
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