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I am a walking, talking universe of dead poets
who tattoo their stanzas into my flesh
with ghostly, typewriter fingers.

I live and breathe their worldly disasters
like a nicotine addiction I've never had.

Drowning in their scribbles
I kiss their shoreline romances,
envy their Annabel Lee's,
& carry their hearts in my heart.

I am 7am coffee on Sunday mornings:
a half drunk, hungover limerick
waiting to happen.

I am jealousy:
nothing more than weak words,
& a tongue-tied cliche-

but death becomes me.
Thanks goes to ~SiennaRevolution for pushing me to write this.

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:iconapocalyptichome:
ApocalypticHome Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Photographer
love the reference!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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ApocalypticHome Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Photographer
yepsi!
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oneofakindwriter Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this blew me away. i can almost hear the typwriters clicking in the back of my mind. the imagery truly is fantastic. i just loved every line and it was so captivating that i couldnt look away.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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oneofakindwriter Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank YOU for posting these pieces :)
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:iconadagiobunny:
Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
That beginning line reels me in with shivers & I can hear those typewriters chattering in the cold... :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Writer
So wonderful! I love the imagery!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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:iconhockaloo:
Hockaloo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I love how even if it's kind of dark, it's true in a sense.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconthecmq:
thecmq Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, I really like this one. =) It speaks some truths about writers. I like to think so anyway xD
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, suppose. Thank you! :)
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HymneALamour Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic! Haunting. :love:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some beautiful similes and metaphors here! I was blown away by the first stanza, particular with the imagery of the typewriter.

However I felt the last line wasn't disruptive enough of the two stanzas that came before it. Maybe if you put more into those two final stanzas before the death line, there might be more of an impact.

But I shan't dwell because this is a fantastic poem. I tip my hat to you...though I'm not wearing a hat...
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This has honesty gone through a few different endings. So, in a way I agree with you. It is something I need to work on.
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:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Keep pushing - you'll find it.
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's really cool how come you describe part of my feeling when reading, and reding most of the time your poetry " I live and breathe their worldly disasters, like a nicotine addiction I've never had..."
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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:iconmariposaluna:
MariposaLuna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah... Poe... Dickinson.... I love you both...
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Don't forget e.e cummings! :heart:
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:iconmariposaluna:
MariposaLuna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Never ever forget e.e cummings...
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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DoktorSpankenstein Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
"It was many and many a year ago in a Kingdom by the sea..."

You should let Sienna push you more often, this is a lovely one.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I should.
But it was a lot of me going, "OH MY GOODNESS I CANT--I just can't. asdfjkl;!" Haha!
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DoktorSpankenstein Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
How about if Sienna pushes you and I pull? We could team up on you. Some girls rather enjoy getting to be the meat in a sandwich. ;p
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LightningIdle Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness... that is so good! Your prose is very beautiful, and I likes the transition from one verse to another. I'm not much one for dissecting poems, but this is really very beautiful. :D Excellent job!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
This is such an amazing piece! :D I love the theme, the choice of word, the flow, everything! Amazing work!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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Eragonlover1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Woah... Haunting...
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconbloodpaw:
bloodpaw Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
WOW O.o cleverly written :)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I try. :)
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CoHMissKyo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I can't explain it, but this moves me. Thank you.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :)
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midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
this is amazing \Kayla seriously I am completely amazed, I can't even think of a word to describe it! love ya :tighthug:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!! :heart:
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midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
np babes, and guess what!!!!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What?
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:iconmidnightbluedestiny:
midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
I entered a national under nineteen film critics contest.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How did you do? :)
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:iconmidnightbluedestiny:
midnightbluedestiny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Writer
I dunno yet, I'm so nevous! :worry:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I hope you do great! :)
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"She was a child amd I was a child, in this kingdom by the sea; And we loved with a love that was more than love, me and my Annabel Lee." Wonderful refrence.^^

You know, you should really consider publishing a book of poetry; It seems a shame not to share it with the world (technechly you are shareing here on DA but I know plenty of people who would love your writting and yet try to have as little contact with computers and technology as possible).
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've been told this before.
And I agree--I need to make a book.
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