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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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:iconangelsnowywolf8:
Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Student Writer
Aww...that's so inspiring. *smiles*
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30SixDegrees Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"Know that when they look at you 
they are noticing the little things."

That is so true. This is wonderful. 

(stupid question maybe, but i don't get the last line - "give their words" just doesn't make sense to me. Can you explain, please? :) (Smile) )
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's "give their words a second glance", 'second glance' is in very small font. :)
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:icon30sixdegrees:
30SixDegrees Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, I didn't even see it! Derp Oops! 
Thanks! That makes the ending even more wonderful and poignant. 
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EphemeralMonochrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
The ending was what really got to me...
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NayaSelenia Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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sairey Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are beautiful
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PixieWhispers Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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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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