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RIP by DearPoetry RIP by DearPoetry
There was nothing
half ripe about her-

A struggle in my throat,
a blackness ground
into the angles of my body-

her eyelids, an open coffin.

Book: Kissing the Witch

Other poetry by me:

Post Mortem 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.
Supernova She only ever wanted a real reason to scream, collecting her tears in jars and hiding them behind Poe and Hemingway; she secretly hoped for an ocean too call her own.  She would name it after an aged bird spirit, pain manifested in many a Gods image—believing our vast universe formed by the callused hands of artists.

"They must have a sick, twisted sense of humor."  she said, eyes on the moon.

And I asked her "Who?" curious, because I'd yet to figure her out.

"The Gods; they give dead stars the prettiest of names."
Fever I like pretending I mean something to the ghosts
who wreak havoc on my bones-
impaling these masochistic butterfly wings
on railroad spikes
between heartbeats and bedsheets,
immortalized.

I got a heart in New Orleans,
palms engraving names like
Juliet, Alexandria, & Christine
on the seats of greyhound buses.

& I'm offering up 102 degrees of skin to a godless moon
as I breathe in her night scent.
Never trust ladies with scythes for smiles. i.
    these god-hands are barbwire's,
    snagging & scarring everything
    they touch.

ii.
    black tongue bleeding sweet ichor
    along the guarded walls
    of skeletal frames.

iii.
    'i want to taste heaven.
    it rests there,
    just beneath your bones.'

iv.
    he is a god dog
    made of scythes & scalpels,
    sewn together with weak thread.

v.
    and she is
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, such beautiful artwork and such beautiful words X3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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XxAnimeCharliexX Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!! ;D
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From-Time Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
that's truly amazing!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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From-Time Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome (nwn)/
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Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student General Artist
you are a beautiful person, seriously
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thank you! :blush:
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Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
"Her eyelids an open coffin"
WTF! That's insanely amazing! haha :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha!! Thank you!
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
"a blackness ground
into the angles of my body-"
beautiful!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Very original, and beautiful. Love it!!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Kaylimh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
So beautiful, I absolutely love this!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Kaylimh Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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AlchemyIsMyMuse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, eccentric, and amazing
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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AlchemyIsMyMuse Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
This is such an awesome piece! :D I love the words you chose, and the design on the page is nice as well. Excellent work!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D
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BelaRoseWolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this page is from "snow white", no?
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, when she eats the apple. :)
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Deus-Suetonius Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:la: I'm awesome :P
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
....wut?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
?
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
why is it titled RIP, and why is it on another page with words surrounding it? :S what is that page from? well I THINK its on another page and circled in black to give effect but what is the other page? :?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's called 'Found Poetry'. You can take an old book, a news paper, pamphlet, old journal entry--anything really and 'find' a poem within the text by blacking out the other words. This is also known as 'Black Out Poetry'. It's a lot of fun! I am using the book 'Kissing The Witch' by Emma Donoghue. As for the title, Rest in Peace just seemed to fit with the line, 'Her eyelids, an open coffin.' :)
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
ah, thanks! hmm I feel like making one now, again thanks ^^
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
As always the best poetry. And I like how you describe or talk about blackness
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! Thank you! :D
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color-sekai Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love it! <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
So amazing!!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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RheaR0812 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
That was deep~!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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PedroTheDemonReaver Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it's totally awesome
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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SilverShadowess Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student General Artist
"Her eyelids, an open coffin" may be one of the best poetry lines I've read on dA. :heart: I'm normally not a huge fan of this type of visual poetry, but I really like how you made the outline flowing and part of the poem itself. And your poem actually makes sense and makes you think.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It all depends on which words one chooses to emphasize. :)
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brambleclaw33 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Writer
Amazing poetry, I love the imagery.

I have to ask, do you draw on the actual pages of the book? Like, in the book itself?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I write in the book, but before you preach at me ( lol ), I got this book for like a dollar at a used book store.
I liked it so much, I bought a clean copy to keep for myself. :D

It already had little notes and highlighter marks all over it.
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brambleclaw33 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Writer
Not planning on preaching at you, you can do what you want with your property, mostly just wondering. :) I've seen some people take scans of the book and write over it digitally, I've seen some do it your way, so yeah, just curious. :)
Still, very excellent poetry.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didnt mean to make it sound like I was snapping at you. Im sorry. I've just had crazy book fanatics attack me over my decision to write in a book. Lol
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brambleclaw33 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012   Writer
No, it's fine, for sure. :) I think that as long as you read the book first (only because the authors works so hard to write it), then you can go ahead and do what you want with it. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I read it, and loved it. :)
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