July 7, 2016

What I Need

by Troy Hendrix (author's profile)


{drawing of two cartoon kangaroos, a mother and a baby in her pouch, looking up. Mother kangaroos has joined her "hands."}


I don't want pity or sympathy; I just need you to be sympathetic... I don't want admiration; I just need to be respected... I don't [] lies, I just need truths... I don't want followers; I need believers... I don't just want to teach; I also need to be taught... I don't want to battle my fears; I need to conquer them... I don't want to stay down whenever I fall; I need to get back up... I don't want to ignore the mistakes that I make; I need to learn from them... I don't want to only forgive; I need to never forget... I don't want to walk; I need to fly... I don't want to shoot for the clouds; I need to shoot for the stars... I don't want help; I need opportunities... I don't want to constantly profess my innocence; I need to prove it... I don't want foes; I need friends... I don't want to give up; I need to survive.



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LynnEspinoza Posted 2 years, 6 months ago. ✓ Mailed 2 years, 6 months ago   Favorite
I really like your drawing, reminds me of Kanga and Roo from Winnie the Pooh (: you’re a fucking survivor, but then again you already know that- heck your very existence has proven that! (: They say luck is preparation meets opportunity and like you said, opportunity is all you need. I believe in you. I mean, I’m not really anyone special. I don’t want to sound like everybody else and bother you but I hope if you’d ever like to write back, that would be really cool. I don’t know how you would get back to me but I’ll try to write you again with a real letter so it has a return address!! Hopefully you’re a-okay with that, well thank you for reading this!! Also I really like the line work on that kangaroo, did you always draw or just recently? I draw a bit too but I’m only good with pencils!! NEED that eraser, haha! I can’t do pens, I’m young but I have a shakey hand so anything I draw with pen it ends up looking like Stevie wonder playing connect the dots- maybe that was a bad joke I’m not sure. It’s pretty late over here.


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