Poetry On Odyssey: Games

Poetry on Odyssey: Games

I never signed up for this contest.

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Why are you playing these games

My head spins

I really don't wanna play

I know in the end, I won't win

I get the urge to even the score

Every time you make your next move

I thought for a second that I meant more

But I guess you don't care if I lose

I have no desire to hurt you

I thought maybe we felt the same

Thought maybe you still cared about me too

But here you are again, playing this game

I never signed up for this contest

Didn't realize it was a competition of who could hurt less


Originally posted on my blog, Rithimus Poeta. (Rithimuspoeta.blogspot.com)

Instagram: @rithimuspoeta

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14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

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1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

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10 Sickly Signs You Are A Hypochondriac

For everyone who is always "unwell."

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A hypochondriac is a person who is abnormally anxious about their health. Basically, you're always worried something's wrong with you. Here are ten signs that you are, sadly, a hypochondriac.

1. You think any random pain is a terminal disease.

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In a hypochondriac's mind, every little pain = a sign of a terminal illness. If you have a headache, you think it's a brain tumor. If your hip hurts, you think you need hip replacement surgery. Basically, you expect yourself to be completely pain-free all the time.

2. You take an excessive amount of vitamins every day to combat germs.

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Your daily routine involves taking Vitamin C, Vitamin D, probably Vitamin B12, and maybe a few more depending on your level of hypochondriac-ness. It makes you feel better to take the supplements because at least you're protecting yourself in some way, right?

3. You absolutely refuse to be near people who are under the weather.

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Sick people always need to stay away. Not only can you not afford to get sick, but you also do not want to have to face that paranoia. So, it really is best you surround yourself with those who ~feel well~.

4. You google every symptom ever.

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This is probably the worst part of being a hypochondriac. As soon as you feel a slight inconvenience (whether it's a migraine, chest pain, a missed period, or cuticle pain), you go straight to the internet to tell you what's wrong with you. And unfortunately for us hypochondriacs, our friend google usually is not so great at calming us down. If anything, it confirms our suspicions that we are in fact, unwell.

5. You think reading WebMD makes you a doctor.

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Let's face it, with the amount you've read on WebMD, you are practically a professional at diagnosing yourself and others. You have a list of diseases and disorders in your mind that you whip out every time you hear of or feel a symptom, and you are not afraid to worry way sooner than necessary.

6. You have an extreme case of thanatophobia (fear of death)

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Ok, everyone has thanatophobia in one way or another, but hypochondriacs have it particularly bad. You could say you love life and never want it to end, or that you have an intense fear of the unknown, but either way - you want to hold on for as long as possible.

7. You always think you're coming down with something.

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You really don't ever feel completely, totally, and 100% well. Something's always up, no matter how hard you try to convince yourself it's not. But oh well.

8. You have had someone tell you that you're crazy for always thinking something is wrong with you.

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If you're really a hypochondriac, those who are closest to you definitely know it. You grew up with your parents always have to console you and your friends know you may slightly exaggerate how you're feeling. They can learn to deal with it, though, especially if you can.

9. You think you will automatically contract an illness someone in your close circle has - even if it is not contagious.

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If you hear about some random illness someone had, you automatically think you'll get it next - no matter how unrelated it is to you or if it is even contagious. As long as you know it's out there, you think you can (and pray you don't) get it.

10. You feel relief when you hear someone else had the same symptom as you (and survived).

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Whenever you freak out about your latest symptom, you assume the worst right away. The most comforting thing for any hypochondriac is that someone else has felt what you're feeling, and it's nothing.

Hypochondriacs can't really help it - we think what we think. But *disclaimer*, we are not actually always "unwell." We just like to make ourselves think we are.

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