Life isn't always easy.
Instagram poet Kayil Crow is no stranger to being let down and having to pick herself up again. Try, fail, and try again — don't ever give up. That idealistic motto is a common theme throughout her poems.
She doesn't shy away from the brutal truth that everything isn't alright all the time. Sometimes, life is tough and achieving your goals seems impossible, but Kayil's poems give her readers a sense of hope and faith in their ability to fulfill their dreams.
We were lucky enough to catch up with Kayil and learn a little bit more about who she is and the influence writing has had on her life. Here's what Kayil had to say:
Q: Where did you grow up?
KC: I grew up in Kingwood, TX the majority of my life and now live in Woodlands, TX.
Q: When and why did you start writing?
KC: I started writing in elementary school, but didn't get really serious about writing until I was in middle school and never stopped. There has been a lot of heartache that has happened to me growing up and it is a sweet release to write down everything I feel without worrying about facing judgment from anyone.
I could be Me, unconditionally and unapologetically.
Q: What inspires you most when you write?
KC: People inspire me to write. There is too much heartache, too much pain and sorrow in this world that people hang onto without any hope for the future. Whether it be because they don't know how to let go, won't let it go, or are too afraid to face it; I want my writing to be the light that they look to.
Because I too have known pain, know the struggles of letting go, and letting God heal the places that I can't fix myself. And if there's the smallest chance that my words can help them move forward and heal, then that's what I'm going to do.
I have a passion for people and my heart goes out to them. If my writing can impact one life, two lives or even three, them I'm sincerely grateful. God has blessed me with the gift of words and I'm going to share them the best way I know how.
Q: What is your favorite thing about writing?
KC: My favorite thing about writing is the release, the healing. In my own personal life there are many battles I have had to face alone, and it was not easy. Through writing, I can put my pen to paper and bleed out every thing my heart is feeling, experiencing and coping with. I can say exactly what's on my mind, all without fear of who reads it.
It's a kind of trust that's hard to explain. A bond that can't be broken. With my words, I can share them and find that other people are going through the same thing, looking for the answers I already have. So then I can share my journey of healing, the way I found my answers, so that they may develop hope.
In all, my writing has been a saving grace for myself. I can only hope and pray that it can be a saving grace for others too.
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"Give yourself some grace. Yes I know the harsh punishment you place on yourself. I know because I'm guilty of doing the same. But you deserve grace. Don't be so hard on yourself, Because there's so much to life than living under the constant scrutiny you give yourself."
"She wanted certain things not many other girls talked about. She envisioned dreams of marriage, of a love that tattoos your very pulse. Not one night stands. But her mouth couldn't voice the desires of her heart just yet. Not until a similar soul comes along to show her that her dream was also his dream. And it would be the perfect time to start the dream of forever."
"Know your worth. So you know when to walk away when someone is taking you for granted."
"Everything. Absolutely everything she was, is, and will become, lies beneath her precious scars."
"Don't give up. Your life has a purpose. Is a purpose. You're merely a bloom out of season. In need of sunshine. But darling the most beautiful blooms take time to open up. There's always a seed before it grows into what it's meant to be."
"Thrive on the way you choose to grow. Not on how others think you should be growing."
"Although this world loves to stir up powerful storms, and endless fits of rage, it's because of those storms I have the strength to endure whatever comes my way."
"Holding on to hate is like drinking a disease. It corrupts your entire being, and will eventually kill you."
"Even in the storms, the violent winds and the destructive thunder, she danced with the raindrops."
— Kayil Crow
"I followed my heart. It didn't always lead me in the right direction. But it always lead me to the exact place I needed to be. Home."
"That was the beauty of him. He loved her for her wild, Untamed heart."
"So she did it herself. Despite her fear of walking alone, she did it. Standing tall in her high heels of hopes."
"I only built these walls praying that one day someone like you would be strong enough to tear them down."
"I still chase the dreams I set out for when I was young. Because I believe it's never too late to seek the desires of your heart."
"It's not about how we fall, the way we fall, or how hard we fall. It's about how we get back up, it's how we rise, and how we get back on our feet."
"Uncovering her own eyes from the veil of the world was her bravest venture."
"Arise in hope, my darling. Arise in beauty, dear one. You are anything but ordinary."
"Born in the stars to ever be bound. She was the Moon, and the Queen of Crowns."
"She had the type of power that bloomed roses into the minds of the ones who didn't believe in miracles."
"We are afraid to love boldly in a world where it is desperately needed."