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At a young age,
I had to learn to dodge stones,
grow angry scales
along innocent freckled skin,
and open my eyes to a world not quite ready
to hear this tigress's voice.
Speaking in tongues to those paid too listen-
of fairytale wars, battle scars,
and the many linoleum squares I counted
day in and day out. I became mute.
Escaping through rabbit holes and back alleys
into a world of ink and worthy paper cuts.

[ I wear these
       paper cuts
          like a fucking
                   fashion statement! ]


And this goes out to you-
The Eden snakes, you dead-eyed demons:

It is you that keep me up at night,
weighing down these artist fingers-
IT IS YOU I WILL SLAM AT AN OPEN MIC NIGHT!

Because I,
I do have a life worth writing about.
This one is pretty personal. I've been told plenty of times to give up writing. Well honey, I'm not going anywhere.
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voguebarbwire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I hope you publish a book and prove them all wrong and become rich and famous :) you're incredibly talented, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. another amazing poem, btw. I love the imagery.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am working on self-publishing a collection of my work right now. :)
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Well, I'm glad you didn't quit writing. :) Keep at it, until you truly don't want to anymore.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I could ever quit, honestly.
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treefrog11 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOVE IT
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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treefrog11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no prob :)
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Writer
:iconbravoplz:
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taziekins Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I can't remember if it was Keri Arthur or Kelley Armstrong, but whichever it was, her english teacher told her to give up too. Both authors now have more than two successful published novel series.
Perseverence and practice is key, and I think you have both in spades. :-)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember my freshman year of college, my English teacher gave me an F on an essay.
I burst into tears when he told me I would go no where in life with my 'skill'.
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taziekins Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
alot of teachers these days don't have the right mentality to be around kids. an american dad put a wire on his son because he'd been getting bad behaviour reports from the new school (really out of character for this kid). then posted the results on youtube. one teacher was verbally bullying autistic students, and at least four more were openly talking about sex and binge drinking in front of the kids.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember that last story, about the autistic child.
What horrible people. :(
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taziekins Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
yeah and those horrible people were given teaching lisciences by stupid people that claim the authority to choose what other people's kids are exposed to. once inside the school building children are out of their parents jurisdiction, and those parents trust the school board to treat their children humanely. says a lot about the people at the top of the system eh?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It truly does, and that is sad. :(
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starshinexx Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. Its pretty fucking amazing, so much better than I did!!!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lies.
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starshinexx Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
definitely not.
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fuck those people this is great
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah! Thank you! :)
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Van-Dunkelschreiber Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsmilesplz:
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DoktorSpankenstein Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
You do indeed. Masterfully done.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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er111a Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Amazing!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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er111a Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Photographer
Welcome! <3
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant. Well done! Packed with raw emotion!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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EllynneTheWriter Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amen girl! I know EXACTLY where you're coming from!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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