what it means to me to be alive
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audenelliotverv
audenelliotverva boy from the midwest with a lot to say
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i do not wish to sell my heart of honey for armor of steel to cast my true self away

what it means to me to be alive

i do not wish to sell my heart of honey for armor of steel

to cast my true self away

my emotions are tangible

at the forefront of my every decision

people advise me to harden myself

to put up unbreakable walls

but i believe that the point of life is to love openly

to put yourself on the line

exposing your achilles heart and naive nature

to be vulnerable with the people around you

isn't that what we live for?

the love?

the adrenaline of it all

feeling your heart pounding so hard in your chest that you fear that you may just die

at the end, it is worth it

all of it

even and especially the times that your own hubris got the best of you

that pulse that you fear will kill you is the reminder that you are a human being

you have lungs

and kidneys

and you also have a choice

the way that you decide to live your life

to decide if the feeling of breath coming less easily than usual is a fair price for the exchange of your comfort is a choice that you can live with

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