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                      Expect them to be flawed,
                      a field of wild flowered-
                      imperfections, sticky
                            metaphors
                               & an inability
                      to speak.

                      Love them anyway.

                      Know that when they look at you
                      they are noticing the little things.

                      Your smile,
                           the sound of your voice,
                        the laugh lines—

                               bruises.

                      Know
                       that they know
                           you are walking
                      freeverse--

                           de-formated
                      prosetry
                      on the tip of their
                                 tongue,

                      & they can give you
                         the best sort of
                      nicknames.

                      Stand tall--
                          Don’t hand them
                      something to write about;
                                    just be you.
                 
                       Promise not to fall
                                   in love
                           with yourself,


                      & please,



                            forgive them
                      for writing about you
                           years, & years
                                 after your eyes
                      no longer give their words


                       a second glance.
because this one can't find the strength to love herself.
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TARDISBRONYFISHCUSTA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS FRIGGING BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE IT THANK YOU FOR WRITING THIS
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Sakura-Horino Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Damn. The ending really got me. Great poem. :)
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
A strong opening stanza, really hooked me in from the beginning. It starts off with tight formatting, but becomes disjointed as the piece goes along-- in a good way that really brings light to this poem's luridness. :rose:
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Perhaps lurid isn't the right word (realized after posting)
beauty*
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing. I really can't say anything else. 
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that sensation — inside turned out to fill the hollowness with everything
And everything with nothing.
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konakoffee77 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Writer
Wow...

That's all I have to say.

Just wow.
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DreamerInTheAir Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
This is amazing, I wish I could favourite it again and again.
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wolflogics Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
these words are so penetrating :heart:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
(pained look) (sighs)

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I'm sorry that I don't have anything particularly productive to say about this poem. I'll admit that whatever editing you've done to the work has worked out really well. The narration is balanced, based on a solid foundation, its emotionally vibrant, and overall its well portrayed. The themes and the blunt way you've presented the opinion of the protagonist of this poem is honestly true to its content - in fact, right up till the ending, it was accurate about how it was written and how it had carried its subject matter. I personally think its a decent poem and it was well written. Good job.
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