"Don’t Call Me Love" by Meghan Tonjes (ORIGINAL)


"Don’t Call Me Love" by Meghan Tonjes (x)

Don’t call me love

You don’t love me

I know you don’t love me
Don’t call me love
Let you into my home
You stayed in my bed
And all you could do was fuck with my head
I don’t want you the way that you are
burning down bridges
and falling apart
You’re a scared little boy
Breaking the world
Cuz you can’t have your toys
You don’t get the girl
And I’m paying for all of her sins
She won’t love you
So you let me in

you came from a city
where dreams fall apart
so you launched your attack
on my civilian heart
i don’t want you to touch me
I know I’ll be fine
you keep saying you’re sorry
and it sounds like goodbye

you had the face of a friend
so I kept my armor with yours
at the foot of the bed
there you left words
that i won’t forget
you call me love
but I call you regret



As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.

Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.

Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.

In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.

Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.

These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.

While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.