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Ask me to write a poem
about kissing witches in my sleep.

Ask me to write a poem
about the bump on my middle finger
from forcing pen to paper.

Ask me to write a poem
about the discolored bruises on my knees
the poetry written in ink upon my flesh—
the love in a foreign tongue on my wrist.

Ask me to write a poem
about Boyfriend,
my possessive Siamese,
about my rose thorn teeth,
and the battle scars I wear like trophies.

Ask me to write a poem
about how my own words make me sick,
about how I swear I'll die by the pen.

Ask me to write a poem
about boys and peaches
and how I wish they tasted just as sweet,
about how I sanded away layer, after layer
after layer—just to see if I really bleed ink.

Ask me to write a poem.
This pieces was inspired by this one: [link]

Go check it out!

I just fell in love with it, so I had to write my own! :)

Enjoy.
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LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! And the bump on my middle finger is swelling. Apparently no one else on my my family holds a pen "the right way". :) :hug:
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:iconbookwormmk:
BookWormMK Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like this very much.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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:iconbookwormmk:
BookWormMK Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Very interesting imagery to describe yourself with!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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:iconblackwolf5496:
blackwolf5496 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful and touching. i love your version better than the original! good job!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw thank you. :)
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:iconblackwolf5496:
blackwolf5496 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youre very welcome!!
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:iconyaoi-addict-uke:
Yaoi-Addict-Uke Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
I'm completely blown away . . .
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? :)
I want to maybe to a spoken word for this one.
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:iconyaoi-addict-uke:
Yaoi-Addict-Uke Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
YES!! <3
Ohhhh, that's a fantastic idea! You totally should! :))
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Rain-kissed-drops Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, and am actually wanting to write one myself! :D

'Ask me to write a poem
about boys and peaches
and how I wish they tasted just as sweet,
about how I sanded away layer, after layer
after layer—just to see if I really bleed ink
.'

^ amazing, beautiful imagery right there. favorite line. :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do it!! <3
And thank you!
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Rain-kissed-drops Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will! And will definitely link to your piece. :huggle:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww~! :)
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Rain-kissed-drops Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's the link to mine! [link]
:heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ohhhh, I love it so much! <3
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:iconrain-kissed-drops:
Rain-kissed-drops Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! <3
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whitegrowsthelily Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The half rhyme of "sweet" and "ink" really did it for me, as well as the deeper meaning you gave "die by the pen." Excellent job!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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:iconwhitegrowsthelily:
whitegrowsthelily Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
By the by, I find it interesting that our two avatar pictures would make a tiger lily. No? Just me? Well, I'm a geek like that. Just ignore me. :P
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOSH--It does! XD
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whitegrowsthelily Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome. :D
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:iconthebluemoustache:
TheBlueMoustache Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's absolutely beautiful.. I love this, and I envy your creativity so much. Just the ability to come up with the random things is so awesome...
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it's not that hard. :)
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:iconthebluemoustache:
TheBlueMoustache Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, for you maybe!! ;)
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:icondyingcrimsonroses:
dyingcrimsonroses Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow....
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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dyingcrimsonroses Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^.^
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lxOnedrEAm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. O.O Beautiful poem.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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:iconlxonedream:
lxOnedrEAm Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
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LookingGlassInk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Excellent imagery and delightful rythym. Very nicely written. Thanks for sharing. :)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, it was a fun write. :)
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NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so beautiful and all words flow in a wonderful way! :love:

I love the line -just to see if i really bleed ink
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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:iconnaimaaldarion:
NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are welcome :hug:
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GossimerWings Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
die by the pen? not in usa in 2012. not you. Nice poem though. all battle scars are trophies . The pen is mightier than the sword, child. so powerful is just one word that it will render you completely full of power and surrounded by power which is impenetrable. No, not in the usa. well, YOu are in the usa? Yes? Hopefully. I have most confidence in
this messed up 2 second old nation.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I am in the USA. :)
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Griffkat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I like the beginning stanza; it really caught my eye! I also like the line: "about my rose thorn teeth" I don't know why, but it's just so... weird, in a good way lol
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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:icongriffkat:
Griffkat Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
No problem :D
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keira-n Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
love it :)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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keira-n Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconwinterkate:
winterkate Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
I won't submit a critique because I can find no faults with this.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thanks nice to hear. :)
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winterkate Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
You write such a wide array of works. I really love your poetry.
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