Give Love Away

I’ve heard a lot of powerful songs in my lifetime, but this is definitely at the top of the list of my all-time favorites.


(feat. Travis Barker and Aimee Interrupter of The Interruptors)

I still got rage inside…
But that’s okay…
I deal with my pain…
And give love away…

I’ve got so much rage, yet most people that know me have no idea. And that’s okay, because what I want to put out into the world is not rage. I don’t always do my best to be positive or friendly, but I don’t want to create more anger and hate or hurt people on purpose.

Something that I noticed throughout my journey working with community groups is that many of the people that are in the trenches doing the work to build a better world and lift others up are folks who come from backgrounds like mine. They weren’t the perfect children from the perfect families. It’s interesting to me. Though I don’t wish hardships on anyone, especially a child.

What makes this so? Perhaps it’s because we are more in tune with all of the horrible things that can happen and somewhere along the line, we were lucky enough to be given something that helped lift us up out of that and allowed us to recognize how powerful one small act of kindness can be.

Did I have a person like that? I had my grandmother, who always loved me no matter what crazy thing I was up to. Unconditional love, so powerful! I did not always get along with my mother, but I respected her and even though I was so angry about a lot of things, I know she did her best with what she had.

Yes, I still have a lot of rage but I also have a lot of love. Even if I don’t trust you internally, I do my best to give everyone a chance to earn my trust and respect.

Da’Nela, an American Misfit, [she/her/hers/trying to be humanish, maybe]
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Journal Entry for TTBH; Topic: Rage, #9

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