Things You Didn’t Do - Poem

Remember the day I borrowed your brand new car and I dented it? I thought you’d kill me.

But you didn’t.

And remember the time I dragged you to the beach, and you said it would rain, and it did? I thought you’d say, “I told you so.”

But you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I flirted with all the guys to make you jealous, and you were? I thought you’d leave me.

But you didn’t.

Do you remember the time I spilled strawberry pie all over your car rug? I thought you’d hit me.

But you didn’t.

And remember the time I forgot to tell you the dance was formal and you showed up in jeans? I thought you’d drop me.

But you didn’t.

Yes, there were lots of things you didn’t do, but you put up with me, and you loved me, and you protected me. There were lots of things I wanted to make up to you when you returned from Viet Nam.

But you didn’t.

If [the state] forbids its citizens to form associations, it contradicts the very principle of its own existence; for both they and it exist in virtue of the same principle, namely, the natural propensity of man to live in society.

Pope Leo XIII (via thevoluntaryistpunk)

Telling [people of color] they’re obsessed with racism is like telling a drowning person they’re obsessed with swimming.

Hari Kondabolu (via misandry-mermaid)

This is CRITICAL. Remember, the oppressors do NOT want to stop oppressing; they simply want you to endure it but be quiet about it AND not acknowledge how it impacts almost every choice you can make in life and how you navigate life itself. This is the core of bootstrap theory, a facet of the lie of meritocracy, as to why it is a disgusting and flawed concept.

This quote is EVERYTHING.

"They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for." - Tom Bodett

 - Tom Bodett

(Source: kissmeok)

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.

Dave Barry (via timmysenpai)

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I love people who are open-minded. People who just vibe with whatever you talk about. You can talk about anything and everything.

(via boysbander)

Very few people in my life have ever fit this description and the few who do/did are very precious to me…

(via poursomelesbianhotsauceonit)

(Source: iamcharliesangel)

Racists never want to believe that they are racist. They are constantly redefining what racism means so that they can escape meeting the definition while simultaneously engaging in the behavior.

Son of Baldwin 

painfully accurate. 

(via transformfeminism)

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I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.

Thomas Sowell (via maybenextseason)

Anyone who takes the time to be kind is beautiful.

Richelle E. Goodrich (via narobe)

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