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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
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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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