20 Quotes From An Insta Poet To Give You Strength To Keep Going

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We're all human, and we ALL have flaws.

One of the best ways to get inside someone’s head and really get to know them is through their writing. More often than not, authors use writing as a coping mechanism—pouring out all of their thoughts and ideas and feelings onto paper to try and make sense of it all (even when it seems totally hopeless).

Instagram poet Jarod Wabick is no stranger to this practice.

If it feels right, he writes it. You never know when inspiration may strike. For Jarod, writing was comfortable when nothing else was, and made sense when nothing else did. This is one of the greatest reasons why his poems are so inspiring. They’re relatable and raw, honest and true, and capture humanity in a perfectly imperfect way.

 

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To be honest, being human really sucks sometimes. We’re constantly trying to figure it all out, make the best of the worst situations, and — a lot of the time — just trying to make it through the day.

But, each and every one of us is an important piece to the puzzle that is this world.

Throughout the majority of Jarod Wabick’s poems, you’ll find the themes of humanity, accepting yourself, and loving others as they are. The use of metaphors and imagery will suck you in and make you believe that he’s talking about YOU.

He does an incredible job of keeping a good balance of optimistic, yet realistic points of view, along with conveying how a lot of people often feel, but are unable to put into words.

So, why don’t you let him tell you how you REALLY feel and read through these 20 poems that are sure to make you think. And if you're looking for more, browse through hundreds more on his Instagram.

 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

On being who you want to be.
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"With any luck we'll never find the things that we are looking for and, instead we become them."

Jarod Wabick

On being optimistic and making things happen.
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"Bury a hook into that light at the end of the tunnel and pull."

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On what makes us human.
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"Hell is had by all. Some prettier than others. Some uglier than others. And in the end we're more human than we started."

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On the fire that burns in all of us.
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"Stop putting out the fires inside of you because you're scared of being burned -- let them run absolutely wild."

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On who we are now, and who we have always been.
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"Problem is, the world didn't just forget who they are, but forgot what they are. What they are to each other. What they are to the reachin' trees and the sad heavy clouds. Forgot what they are to the animals, to the damned and the saintly, but mostly forgot what they are to themselves."

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On judging a book by its cover, rather than what's between the pages.
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"We're angry, it seems, because the lion's share of our beauty is ony the inside, past the skin, in the caves and crevices where most never bother to look."

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On trying to become the YOU that you want to be.
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"Every shower was an attempt to wash away a layer or two of myself. And as the water grew hotter, my hopes grew stronger. But nothing ever changed. Even after the third or fourth shower in a day. So I was never really sure what swirled down the drain when I finally turned the water off."

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On discovering who you are.
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"The life I lived inside my head differed, vastly, in content and structure from the one that I lived outside of it. And I was never quite sure which one was driving me more mad."

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On the overwhelming need for expression.
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"If the words don't get out, they get comfortable and build cities inside me, then they riot and burn the whole goddamn thing to the ground."

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On the grey areas in life.
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"There's a terribly fine line between selfishness and self-preservation -- the same way there's a fine line between being human and humane -- and it's this line that's destroying us."

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On what really keeps us grounded.
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"We mistakenly believed that gravity still existed when it was really just these lead hearts and heavy thoughts that pulled us into the dirt."

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On the demons we must face.
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"I'd been up enough nights to know it was easier to dance with your ghosts than to fight them."

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On loving the flaws of our lives.
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"The scary part wasn't realizing that we were monsters -- it was realizing that we loved every minute of it."

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On the beauty of vulnerability.
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"People seemed most beautiful to me when their walls turned to drapes and fell to the floor, when their heads tilt ever so slightly to the side and they muscle a smile, and their labored lives come spilling out the corners of their mouths."

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On our place on this Earth.
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"If it could I'm sure the world would shake us off like a wet dog."

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On the difference between good and bad.
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"We were all monsters of some sort. Some of us just had softer claws than others."

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On our relation to the animal world.
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"We're just animals in button downs."

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On society's norm.
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"All at once it seemed that everyone had all the guts in the world and none at all."

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On putting more weight on what's inside.
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"You have to stop looking for beauty with your eyes. It's the only goddamn sense that doesn't have any."

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On getting to the heart of humanity.
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"Soul isn't found on the skin. You have to gut someone open with words, with compassion, with truth, then curl up inside for awhile to find soul."

Jarod Wabick

 

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