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I Left my Drinking Problem in LA

By taking off the mask, published on Mar 19, 2011

I spent my nights getting free alcohol from boys who were hoping to get lucky. I never gave I only took, but I did tell them that from the start, yet they asked for my company nonetheless. The vodka and hookah kept me company. As we sat and drank I only thought about the taste of Vodka on my lips and tongue. I didn’t really give much of an interest in the boy sitting across from me paying for my drink. I was too busy trying to plot my next drink. Maybe that’s not entirely true. I didn’t really do it on purpose all I did was smile and laugh and some boy around the area saw me and next thing... (more)

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Just Listen

By taking off the mask, published on Feb 27, 2011

I am a woman

But you bring out my inner child

You pull me down

By exposing my insecurities

You leave me crying

Inside

And out

I stand tall

But you knock me down

There are no words to explain

The pain

You’re my mother

But you don’t even bother

Showing me the love and affection

That comes along with the title

Why is it I need to screw up

For you remember my name

Telling everyone how I’m insane

And to blame for all your problems

When I talk to you

You don’t... (more)

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Writing for Money

By taking off the mask, published on Jan 29, 2011

When I became friends with Matt* I was excited to learn all about him, and he shared with me details of his lonely life. I befriended him and looked forward to his messages. I confided in him and told me a lot about myself and my personal life. We never met but I’d seen his picture and well things never went past the internet. One day I showed him my Broowaha profile and he was impressed. He asked me to write for his site, one which I cannot name. I told him I wasn’t sure if I’d have the time to write for his site, so he offered to pay me for each article I submitted. So we agreed and when... (more)

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Silence is Silver

By taking off the mask, published on Jan 10, 2011

When promises are nothing more than words

And words are nothing more than promises

You know your relationship is in trouble

How can I take you seriously?

When all I ever hear is (tomorrow) I’ll change

But today you stay the same

How can I trust you?

When things haven’t been the same

I tried to believe in your lies

But time proved otherwise

Yet I’m willing to give you another try

Despite the fact my eyes haven’t yet dried

I’m asking you baby

Just to stay mute

If the words you use

Will never... (more)

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Good Intentions?

By taking off the mask, published on Dec 28, 2010

Yesterday I went to the zoo with my friend who’s visiting for winter break. When we were in one section of the zoo one of the workers started talking to us and he asked us to take pictures of him with the animals with our cameras. So we snapped away at the handsome guy surrounded by Lemurs. When he was satisfied with our shots he took my number to send a text message with his email to my phone, so I could later send him the pictures. Innocent, right?

Later he texted me a text reminding me to send him the pictures with a smiley face, I told him I would and thought that would be it. Later... (more)

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Autism Speaks

By taking off the mask, published on Dec 20, 2010

Autism

That’s a word that sends shivers down my spine

Yet a smile on my face

Why?

Because it makes me think of Dylan, the child that means the world to me.

When I think about his struggle though and the fact he can’t express himself properly a pain so strong runs through my body. I wish there was something I could do.

I used to make myself feel better by giving him all my love, dedication and friendship. If any of you read my piece Dylan My Love, than you know what that child means to me.

Perhaps you know someone, maybe even a family member... (more)

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The Image

By taking off the mask, published on Dec 17, 2010

Normally I’m alone

In the image that is

Spinning in circles with my arms wide open

Colorful flowers dancing around my feet

Wearing a pretty white sun dress

While my long hair flies freely with the wind

But sometimes

I see the same image but tall green grass

Takes the flowers place

And instead of spinning

I am running free

Arms still spread

Like the wings of an airplane

And a flower crown on my head

The golden sun shining on me

While I skip my way around the field of green

But there’s... (more)

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Needing You

By taking off the mask, published on Dec 15, 2010

Mad

Angry

But most of all alone

I miss the touch

The kiss

The hug

The love

I need the attention

The reassurance

The voice on the other end

Instead of a recording

I lay in bed alone

Cuddling with a soft pillow

A fill in, once again

I try not to let the tears fall

I try to be strong

But being thousands of miles away

Takes away my strength

I sign on to facebook

Looking for a distraction

I find a few

Listening to boys tell me how much they want me

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A B C's of Being a Good Boss (of a nanny)

By taking off the mask, published on Nov 13, 2010

Always greet her at the door

Be overly appreciative

Call her by her name

Don’t stand over her shoulder as she works

Engage in conversation with her once in a while

Find a way to compromise

Give her a minute to settle down before she starts work

Have the money ready, don’t make her wait

Ignore the small things and don’t make everything an issue

Joke around sometimes, don’t always be so serious

Keep your criticism to yourself, until you are alone with her, don’t do it in front of the kids

Listen to what she tells you... (more)

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Think Twice

By taking off the mask, published on Nov 4, 2010

I snap open my wallet and peek inside, hoping for a miracle, but the only thing in it is my photo ID and three bobby pins. I never thought I’d be “broke” as they call it. I’ve always been the type of girl to have a few jobs and get hired before I even left the room. So being jobless really hit me hard. As I place my wallet back into my purse the bus driver snaps his fingers “ It’s $2.75, either you pay or you get off” he warns. To ashamed to explain I just shrug and walk off the bus without saying anything.

I walk towards Walgreens and the cold breeze blows my blonde hair in every... (more)

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