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How I Overcame The Fear Of Being Myself

The title pretty much explains it all but I must warn you that I am still overcoming this fear. There are some cobwebs that I have to dust out and it requires that I go into the dark corners to get them.

Where Did You Fail Today?

My father used to ask me every dinner the question: “where did you fail today?” I thought it was an insane question. Instead of asking how was school or my day, this stressful question always pops out. It turns out to be a mind-setting questions for me not to get afraid of failing at something….

Your heart in my hand

I wish to take away all your pain and your worries. I wish to hold your hand and never let them go. I wish to warm up your hands whenever they’re cold. I wish to stay up all night, watch the stars, coffee in hand with you by my side. I wish to put a smile on…

The Ghost of You

“I’ve been a train wreck since you left. There are days when I swear I’m fine but then one trigger from you makes my hands shake so much that I spilled my coffee. I’m half insane here living with the ghost of you, the way you kiss my hands, your scent, your hands. You’ve left…

Much Ado About The Loo (A Reflection on and about Public Restrooms, Among Other Things)

I remember Spider-man whining about how having superpowers is both a blessing and a curse. You know what I think is both a blessing and a curse? PUBLIC RESTROOMS. Public restrooms provide the momentary, but immediate and much-needed comfort and relief. It’s not meant to, but it often serves as a witness and venue for…

Conjugating Verbs

Why We Didn’t Work Out. Dear You, I remember how we met. It was an unexpected and, at the time, totally unpleasant first encounter. I wasn’t expecting it though. You approached me and you started talking. I wasn’t listening though and I only answered when I had to cause in my mind it was like…

Wonders

Why do we put so much frantic effort into suppressing our most basic natural instincts? The one that hurts us the most is the emotional infidelity. Because the full palette of emotions we experience includes pain. And being dishonest leads to emotional war that happens inside ourselves. I wonder if people prefer to be lied…

Naught

Time clicks as I wait, The hour ends before me take, Sitting, thinking, waiting, My mind escapes.   The day grows old as night passes, Anticipating, watching, staring, seeing, Yet, nothing. Silence begins the day, As morning comes without notice, Tears begin to fall, slowly.   The day moves on without hope, Wishing to be…

Jitters

Every year since I finished high school, around March and April, I get constantly bothered by an uneasy feeling. I usually get fast and hard thumps on my chest and a troubled tummy. I get anxious, nervous, and fearful that something bad is about to happen even when there’s none. It has become so much…

Reality

Somebody told me I am just jealous because it’s her you are always talking to. Whenever she’s around I am always being ignored. For you, she is the center of everything. For you, she is always the best. I feel I am ignored or maybe, I am jealous. Is this funny? Is this something to…

One-Woman Resistance Movement to Hookup Culture

Meeting new people without exerting that much effort just yet is made easy; thanks to social media and dating apps where we take to. Men and women sign up for an account, create a profile, upload photos, and proceed with the fundamentals of online dating. Whatever setup both parties establish beyond the brief getting to know…

The Life of Your Own by Lee

I pity those people who are being pressured to do things in life based on what they saw on social media. You know, these typical posts of your friends travelling, posting extravagant things on posh places, how good looking their partner is, or even the environment from where they work. These posts induces anxiety for…