Pick me up: A Poem

Pick me up: A Poem

A sad moment does not mean a sad life.

Sometimes we confuse a sad moment with a sad life. This poem/example is just a reminder that you can get through anything.

“Why am I so unhappy?” I think to myself as I cry silently

Tears pouring out of my eyes ,staining my pillow with a pool of tears

As I sit up from my bed and look in the mirror, a small part of me realizes I’m not unhappy, I am unhappy with this situation.

I have realized in those small moments when I feel the most vulnerable, the most insecure

That my achievements are far vaster than my failures

That a sad moment does not mean a sad life

Sad moments take up a lot of people’s lives, like a black cloud huddling over a person for a time period where they confuse this one moment with the rest of their life.

No, my friends we are not unhappy people

We are just experiencing unhappy moments

That this moment, this time of unhappiness is just temporary

That eventually things will go back to normal

You will feel yourself once again

You will soon be on a roller coaster that will only go up

You will not be upset any longer I promise you.

Things will get better but only with time, energy, and positive people in your life that matter to you.

For my friends that are struggling now, that maybe struggle everyday

I am here for you

I am sorry that temporary unhappiness to you is a reality everyday

That you feel like it is impossible to be happy

I am here to tell you that even if you think you can’t, you can

I am here for you if you ever need me, just let me know

Xoxoxox -Chrysanne

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The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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To The 'College Best Friend' Who Will Be My Best Friend For The Rest Of My Life

College friends are the friends you want to keep for the rest of your life.


You have been here with me through the best years of my life, and even though we haven't known each other that long it feels like a lifetime. I can always count on you to be fully there for me through all the ups and the downs.

I count on you to cheer me up through all the drama and boy issues and I will always do the same for you.

College would be completely different if you weren't here with me because I wouldn't have anyone to go on midnight snack runs with or anyone to facetime about the cute boy in class talking to me. I also wouldn't have a shoulder to cry on when I am sad, or a person to share all my exciting news with.

You are one of the people I can see as being a bridesmaid at my wedding, and sharing all my future secrets with. Through these college years we are forming into the people we are meant to be and I fully feel like you have helped me become a better person, and understand myself more.

This being said we better continue being friends after college.

Going into my senior year, I worry about all the people I am going to miss because of the different directions our lives may take us, but even then I know we will continue to jump back into the old swing of things every time we see each other. Senior year I have planned to make the most memories of our four years of college and to just completely live in the moment.

After this year wherever we may go, I know that I will always remember all the crazy times we had and I am looking forward to more crazy memories with you.


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