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I’ve fallen in love with wars & darkness.

The kind of darkness said to have made
shadow monsters of seen-too-much eyes
& the kind of war lands made of
desecrated, dandelion wrists.

I am the wind, the morphine pump


& I’ve carved my bones into stars.


I wear them around my neck
like outward sun marrow
warming my carotid pulse.

These little glow-in-the-dark blankets
aren’t enough to stifle the sounds;

but my anatomy never seemed to fit
together the right way anyway.
"I am not a poet. I hate poetry. A poem doesn’t come out and tell you what it has to say. It circles back on itself, eating its own tail and making you guess what it means." -Chime, pg. 5 Franny Billingsley

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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your imagery is amazing. I hope you know that.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there! :wave:

I used the title of your beautiful poem for my title poem found here

Have a wonderful day and keep creating! :huggle:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! C: Loved the poem, by the way!
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww thank you so much that means a lot to me if you only knew hsvhgvkhd
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Writer
So much power in these lines! You've got a knack for that.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! This is a friendly little note to let you know your piece has been featured!: [link]

Please consider taking a peek at the other pieces and faving the article to support the other artists :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! And I'll be sure to take a look at it! :)
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're so welcome!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your writing is so beautiful and this is no exception. Gorgeous.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :)
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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chancerox Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your poetry just renders me speechless. you are one of my poetry role models. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! Really? :D
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chancerox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep :)
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mangosquirrel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
every single line is so amazing.
so so beautiful
much love
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Lauryn120 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This caused some tears.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sorry. :(
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Dejavooo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful poem, I especially like the ending.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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aikalikka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Tearing up, perfect end line. ♥
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, please don't cry!
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Khiri-543 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some great imagery and word selection. A very strong style of writing with a lot of impact.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it!
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
A beautiful piece. Amazing job.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
You're welcome. :aww:
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RandomKairiNamine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
but that's the beauty of a poem, it lets you find your own meaning in it.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, yes it is! :)
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RandomKairiNamine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Fangs2Go Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I love it. I'm just on here because I can't sleep and I love reading the stories of my fellow deviants... but it was like I wasn't even reading it but dreaming it.... you have something as a writer.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. C:
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Fangs2Go Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Welcome :3
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FacePaintInRhyme Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! You're an amazing artist... Would you mind giving me some criticism or advice on my own pieces??? If it's not too much of a bother, that is. I wouldn't want to be a nuisance.
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Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is absolutely amazing, and the quote in the description drove it home. Fantastic. I would ask for the inspiration, but I see I'm supposed to guess. :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The lead singer of Shinedown, actually. C:
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Hawk-tip Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Oh, no way. I really like Shinedown. Well, wise words then. x3
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Npm98 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Seems like something from an I Am Ghost song... Amazing.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've never heard of them, now I need to look them up! :D
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Npm98 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bone Garden is a good one. ^^
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll look it up! :D
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
"seen-too-much eyes"
lovely :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)))
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CloudiestNights Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I've reread this three times, but I can only try to understand the first five lines. The rest feels like beautiful gibberish that my mind just will not comprehend.
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Celestrai Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's... simply brilliant.
I honestly have no idea what to think.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Haha, thank you, Sweets. :)
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MataRahi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student
This demanded that I reread it a few times. Brilliant!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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