shines back beautiful

Written to Speak Daily Blog. Written by Tanner Olson.

Written to Speak Daily Blog. Written by Tanner Olson.

our lives tell a story
i never thought we’d share
but the words we speak
remind us of a love so unique
a reflection of our usual
shines back beautiful

written to speak // blog // @writtentospeak

written to speak // blog // @writtentospeak

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Did you ever think this is where you would be?
I never thought I would be doing what I am or be where I am.

I’m learning to look back and not ask why?
but to look back and say thank you.

That might be the cheesiest sentence I’ve ever written, but I’m not deleting it.

When i travel back home to Florida I am always reminded of what was.

It reminds me of high school and late nights spent driving around a sleeping town with the windows down and the music loud.

It reminds me of pop-punk words that rang loud in my mind like Sunday morning truth.
It reminds me of what I dreamed life would become and all of the uncertainty ahead.
It reminds me of how worried I was about what my life would become.
It reminds me of the New Found Glory line: "I've been searching up and down this coast this coast, overlooking what I need the most." I always thought I needed answers.

I always thought I needed to know what was next.

But really, I just needed to be.

And now I’m learning to share what has become.
I’m learning to write of a love so incredibly unique.
I’m learning to speak about what shines back beautiful.

Tanner Olson Written to Speak


Tanner Olson is a writer, speaker, poet, spoken-word artist,
& creator of Written to Speak.
He created Written to Speak to share hope & announce love.

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