Buddy Wakefield quotes

  • I’ve always resented the fact that when a cop drives by I feel paranoid instead of protected.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Facts #Cop #Paranoid

  • This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go. It was not my intention to make such a production of the emptiness between us playing tuba on the tombstone of a soprano to try and keep some dead singer’s perspective alive. It’s just that I coulda swore you had sung me a love song back there and that you meant it but I guess sometimes people just chew with their mouth open so I ate ear plugs alive with my throat hoping they’d get lodged deep enough inside the empty spots that I wouldn’t have to hear you leaving
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Song #Tombstone #Apology

  • Put your ear to the sky and listen my darling, everything whispers I love you.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Love You #Sky #Ears

  • Tell me my heart beats a war drum that my eyes are not just armies but my spine is a harpoon.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #War #Heart #Eye

  • In the dream I was onstage and there were thousands of you goin’ bananas for me, all laughing and clapping, celebrating your brains out, not because I was somethin’ else up there, but because you were just so happy I was finally starting to get it.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Dream #Laughing #Brain

  • There are massive stacks of bad choices in my backyard. Haven't finished cleaning the place up but I'm workin' on it and clearly I have not yet reached enlightenment for more than a fleeting moment but I'm tryin' and I found somethin' here I want ya to have. It's not much just a story but it's all I've got so take it.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Choices #Enlightenment #Backyards

  • If we could all rephrase the question from "What was your most embarrassing moment?" to "What was your most embarrassing year?" Then I might be able to give you an honest answer.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Years #Giving #Answers

  • A waste is a nine-year-old boy playing catch with the roof of his garage who already understands that his existence makes for the perfect insult- gay. "You're so gay" a.k.a. stupid a.k.a. dumb a.k.a. wrong. Do you have any idea how gross it feels to hide inside the pile of lies it takes to make you, Sweet Angel, comfortable?
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Sweet #Lying #Stupid

  • There are still days you can catch me tape recording eternal silence and playing it backwards for an empty room
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Silence #Rooms #Tape

  • Here's to today, slowing down, suspending judgment, and breast strokes through chaos.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Today #Chaos #Judgment

  • Evidently, I don't experience things as rationally as you do.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

  • I have heard that if you pull a bent breath through the second hole of a harmonica tuned to the key of Georgia while a train moves by on the tail end of dusk there is a good chance you will finally know what it means to rest. I have not yet rested.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Moving #Mean #Keys

  • Listen, I’m not entirely comfortable being human.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Being Human #Humans

  • This is an apology letter to the both of us for how long it took me to let things go.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Apology #Long #Letters

  • I should have told You before talking in terms of Forever that any given day wears me out and works me sour, that there are nights when the sky is so clear I stand obnoxious underneath it begging for the stars to shoot at me just so I can feel at Home.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Stars #Home #Night

  • And I know I’m not perfect. But I believe I was meant to be.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Believe #Perfect #Were Meant To Be

  • I have realized that the moon did not have to be full for us to love it. That we are not tragedies stranded here beneath it.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Moon #Tragedy

  • On the face of her phone Wileen programs a message to herself so that when the alarm clock rings the screen flashes: EVERY DAY IS ONE DAY LESS. EVERY DAY IS ONE DAY LESS. For some people happiness it's just a reduction in suffering. Jordan. Jordan tattoos the words FORGIVE ME in thick black letters down the inside of his arm so that when he looks at his wrist he will remember not to hate himself so much. What he keeps forgetting is that there is life after survival.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Tattoo #Hate #Phones

  • I keep forgetting to put focus on my to-do list. I keep forgetting to wander and have fun. I know I'm transparent but my insecurities are in all the right places, so go ahead, have a look.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Fun #Focus #Insecurity

  • We are the fed up grass roots movement of goose flesh, hell bent on living this one life by the way we feel our spines, saying what we mean, refusing to allow the few to preach to the many when it is the many who need to be hearing eachother.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Mean #Roots #Needs

  • Step into this experience with the goose bumps in your heartbeat
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Bumps #Steps #Heartbeat

  • Forgiveness is for anyone who needs safe passage through my mind.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Mind #Needs #Safe

  • If we were created in God’s image, then when God was a child he smushed fire ants with his fingertips and avoided tough questions.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Children #Fire #Ants

  • If you think being dysfuncted and damaged, strapped to your baggage, dirty, ruined and hurt like critical, cynical, scathing, if you're lost or have come up missing, scarred and scared (or pretending you aren't), when you think that's all you've got, it's not. The sadness you wear around like a trophy is intriguing at most, but it's miserable, and about as original as a frat boy with a visor cap. So step up.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Hurt #Dirty #Sadness

  • Dear Angry Older People, over 21-ish, anyone who considers themselves an adult, still bitter: Next time you're wondering what wrong with kids today, you might wanna check the examples you've been giving us to work with.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Kids #People #Giving

  • Listen, if you're from Arizona I'm not making fun of your home. I'm making fun of you for gathering there and building a community in an oven. Smooth move.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Fun #Moving #Home

  • Stop inviting walls into wide open spaces.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Wall #Space #Wide Open Spaces

  • It’s learning how to live for a living. That’s the tricky stitch.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Stitches #Tricky

  • When I Tell You I Need To Be Alone, What I Mean Is I Don't Want You To See Me Changing The Batteries On My Confidence.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Mean #Want #Batteries

  • There are moments of clarity daily. They open me up with a breath and keep me calm. They feed me the answers. And they hold me lovingly. They are gospelstiches. My childish ***** has got to let them heal. This feud I’m having with myself isn’t even original. But it is thick and rooted. Here’s to today, slowing down, suspending judgment, and breast strokes through chaos.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Answers #Feuds #Today

  • I know. I really shoulda wore my cross again but I don’t wanna scare the gentiles off.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Scare #Crosses

  • I am standing like shoe polish on an overstocked shelf hoping that one day someone will pick me to make things better.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Shoes #One Day #Shelves

  • Lord, let me write, leave me autistic and typing until my windows bust into a thousand silver doves and I know the poem is done.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Writing #Done #Window

  • Everyone has some they can't contain.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

  • If hearts really did break, every time we fell from love, I’d be able to offer you confetti by now. But hearts don’t break y’all, they bruise and get better.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Heart #Get Better #Bruises

  • It takes a long time to make love with someone who hates themselves.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Hate #Long #Making Love

  • I choose to stay present, to unlearn how to unlove, to love, and to practice my worthiness of it.
    -- Buddy Wakefield

    #Practice #Unlearn #Worthiness