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a rebellion
tucked away
in her chest.

they say
she's got skin
unworthy to write
poetry on,
but
she tapes those
lovelies
to her limbs
anyway.

-dp
don't tell her she can't.
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draecana Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hello hello! this is such a lovely bit of defiance right here! :heart: I just want to let you know that I've used your title in a bit of 'title poetry'. I did link your wonderful work, but thought I should also let you know. ;)
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UselessItalian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this poem.
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous in its simplicity.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconelaine-moon:
Elaine-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh gosh. All of your poetry is so amazing!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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:icondreamsinstatic:
dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
You're welcome.
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tiajones Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i absolutely adore this piece.

1. i love the first three lines, about having a rebellion tucked away in her chest. it makes her seem so powerful, yet unseen. like she's waiting for the day that power should be unleashed.

2. i also love that you'd said "they say she's got skin unworthy to write poetry on". often- people think it's silly to write poetry on your skin, so if they think she's unworthy even of that, it seems they think very low of her

3. i love the temporary feeling and the imagery when you read "she tapes those lovelies to her limbs anyway." i can almost see her standing there- neruda and sandburg and sexton, all these pages ripped out and taped to her with her arms stretched wide.

absolutely lovely :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much for this Tia! You're amazing! :heart:
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:icontiajones:
tiajones Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
of course!! YOU are amazing!!
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LightningIdle Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Testify.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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maduc Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I was...actually really surprised at the quality of this poem. Being on the front page of DA and everything.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In a good way, or a bad? I have no say in whether or not my work gets on the front page.
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maduc Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I a very good way. Poetry on DA's front page is infamous for being absolutely terrible. But this poem is pretty rad.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know what you mean! Thank you!
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YahoolYafool Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:O osmehow you always manage to leave me speechless

(this is so going on my wall)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol! :heart:
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YahoolYafool Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
agh, that was a typing fail :iconfacepalmplz: i meant to say: awesome how does your writing always manage to rein me speechless
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have no idea. LOL
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YahoolYafool Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha anyway nice job on this :D
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melancholy-eyess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
This is simple yet beautilful
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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GhostlyHumor98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
Gorgeous
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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GhostlyHumor98 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: :3
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crimsonlegion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
cute yet powerful in its simplicity
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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Botoru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful and simple! Good job on this! :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Botoru Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np^^
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:iconclockworkprincess:
Clockworkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness.
Absolutely wonderfully stunning.
Really.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Dancing-Kiwi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
this is so extremely relatable..
How in the world do you manage to pack such emotion and..I don't even. In such a small little thing...Please don't stop writing <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just...write. :)
And I wont...ever.
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kimbostar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Beautiful work. I like how you say so much in so little; that's truly a difficult thing to do, but you've pulled it off very well. :heart:

Please keep writing. The world needs more beauty such as this in it.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll never stop writing.
I'll probably be writing even when I'm dead. lol
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chromakusanagi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist


I enjoyed this as I signed into the site xD
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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BITE-ME-icandance Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This is incredible. Oh my gosh wow. Just beautiful.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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:iconearthy-rah:
earthy-rah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Writer
So simple, but it speaks volumes. <3
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah.
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ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of Anthem, by Ayn Rand, which I'm actually being force-fed as I type this xD (it's a book for school)
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:iconclockworkprincess:
Clockworkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been told by friends that I must read that. Is it worth it?
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ThisLittleBluebird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty interesting, though does bring up uncomfortable topics that question beliefs... The lady who wrote it grew up in Communist Russia so it's heavily reflective of her hatred for it, but yes it's pretty interesting. Short, too.
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Clockworkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only Ayn Rand book I've read is the Fountainhead - I've been meaning to read Atlas Shrugged as well as Anthem. I like things that bring up uncomfortable topics, and question beliefs, so I'll look into it. Thank you!
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