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You have cataloged your scars
like your body is a library-

to be read through &
learned from.

You think of
all the little boys
whose greedy fingers
graced
your pages.

You are angry-

none
cared for you
properly:

folding
creasing
& breaking
your spine.

They left you
on a shelf
to gather dust.

& why
should you ever
forget that?
Secret Series.

Anonymous secret: "Sometimes, when I’m alone I like to think of the ways I’d greet the people I’ve hated in the future… Sometimes it's not even a greeting."
More can be found here: iorbither.tumblr.com/

I know that sometimes it's hard to forgive the people who have wronged us, believe me I do. And we shouldn't just forget it, but for the sake of our own physical and mental health--we should move on. For every time you've fallen and bruised your knees--those bones have become that much stronger. You can walk away, don't let anger and hate consume you.
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Xtohrme Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have spent the mature part of my life obsessing myself with the arts, most especially poetry, as I am an avid poet myself. Most of the time, the things I see people write are. . . Horrendous. Like a twenty year old writer with a ten year old mind track. It has been really difficult to find good works such as this, that I can actually enjoy reading, which I did with your poem. 
Great job, man. 
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bigdaddymax Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Amen
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SognatoreViolento Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This I can relate to.  I have to remind myself on a daily basis that I am no longer the person that let myself get used in order to self-destruct.
It's hard.
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RavenDehartFox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Beautiful written work of art. :) (Smile) 
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JoshuaThePhilosopher Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Good work.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Beatriz13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
this is really good. congratulations
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
On what? :)
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:iconbeatriz13:
Beatriz13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
having written it
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thephilosopherpoetes Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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R-J-S-KING Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wonderful work
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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SyGuy2013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I give you credit, which I will, may I put this on my blog? I'll send you a link to my blog after I put it on there, and I'll also want to know what you think about my blog.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is this blog on tumblr? If so, you can just reblog it from me. C:
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SyGuy2013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it isn't.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine, just give me credit. C:
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... this fits with part of a song I heard.
I keep having moments where songs I've heard click with awesome stuff people wrote or drew...
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What song?
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:iconcecegrace:
cecegrace Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it was by Train, possibly...
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VictoriadeArdum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
love this one.  it´s a kind of x ray of someone very victimized
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The worst is when, after they've bent and broken and misshaped you, you think you can have some respite, and you start to sew your wounds closed and restitch the binding and flatten out the worst of the folds, but then they return to break you and tear you again.
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ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
It's not easy, but necessary. So true. I love this work by the way, it's beautiful.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
You're welcome.
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mgless Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
I like this a lot.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Claireluvs1D Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Claireluvs1D Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It feels like nearly every poem you write correlates with my life. I definitely needed to read this because I've been angry towards very special people for awhile now.

And the analogy of us being like mistreated, forgotten library books...you sold me.

I really like this one. I really do.

omg you're posting on the secrets page best actually get on tumblr and creep then wheeee
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I could take my own advise.  There are people whose voice I can hear and then just snap. :(

....Yeah, I've been neglecting them lately.  Opps. :(
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Don't I know that feeling all too well. Most of the people I've been upset with don't deserve it because life has just been in the way...but there are some particular people who are making me want to scream and run them over...

It's okay, I understand - it's a big responsibility and one shouldn't push themselves too hard.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have upwards of 100 secrets I've yet to write for. XDDD -dead-
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Psychedella-foxwolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so true, and its so well written c:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Psychedella-foxwolf Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! C:
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jadedPhotographer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   Photographer
I normally don't read poetry but the first 4 lines made me fave this. Beautifully written.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Glad it caught your eye!  Thank you!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is amazing!
You seem to improve with each new poem!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I try.  Thank you!
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MissTsukii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just LOVE your imagery! Why cant i write like you??
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can! <3
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MissTsukii Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dawww!! :iconsnugplz: 
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authorofthings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
i think you meant either get stronger or break
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They break, but can heal.
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authorofthings Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
haha yeah
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my goodnesss did i need to hear that.. grudges. they destroy people... they rarely realize that you do more damage to yourself by keeping that hate inside than you do to anyone else.. youre so right. thank you for posting this piece its very welll written and the part at the bottom about forgiveness, incredibly wise. its so hard to let go of those emotions when they cut you so deeply but i try and try everyday. you helped alot, thank you again!
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