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You taste like decaying leaves
and October's bad habits-
when it’s halfway through February
that still haunts these bones.

I have allowed you to
claw your love
into my arms
and chant into my
uninterested ears
for much too long.

I wish I was one of those girls
who could say wild flowers
grow up through my nooks
and my crannies just to tear
through my skin, screaming.

I’m just that dead eyed deer
on the side of the road dreaming
of shoving a pen down my throat
and writing these verses inside out.

I am no scribe, prophet, or spell caster.

I know it.
My skin knows it.
My pen knows it too.

Years and years
from now
my mind will dwell
on the way your fingers
chain linked between my ribs
and shook my
vulnerable inside,
violently.

But,
to be a writer
is to be a masochist,
and I refuse to get off
on the pain anymore.
At times, it's a miserable profession.

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:iconprimalfuryan:
primalfuryan Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
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Phan5everx2 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"to be a writer
is to be a masochist," don't we know it
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Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Interface Designer
"the way your fingers
chain linked between my ribs"

<333333
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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I love that verse.
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aieren Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible and one of my favorites among all your pieces (I think I say that every time I write a comment, but then again, you are very talented). Also, I completely recognize the emotions in this one.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yay!  I'm glad you like it so much, and I also don't mind! ^^
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:iconaieren:
aieren Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that is good to know :P
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love stanzas three and four.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconcecegrace:
cecegrace Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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MissGuitarist Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
wonderful.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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IamSlimTruth Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"shoving a pen down my throat and writing these verses inside out." love that line! 
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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cUpCaKe--LoVe Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You always write the most amazing stuff.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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cUpCaKe--LoVe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. n_n
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your gorgeous work has been featured here: untamedunwanted.deviantart.com…
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, hon! :D
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We write not in ink, but in the blood that oozes from our soul with every slight and every wrong against us. We speak not some beautiful earthen tongue, but in a language that is dark and raw and scratches at the throat and echoes in the cosmos, never truly heard.
But we write anyways, because if we did not, the wounds would only fester and kill us. The pain is our antiseptic.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If I could 'like' comments, I would definitely like this.  So true!
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, thanks. I try. 
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:icontarosmyr:
TarosMyr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Writer
Someone's on the "Popular" page.  :) 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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shadowkorgoth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Great work. I envy your imagery and word choice. I especially love the lines, "dreaming of shoving a pen down my throat and writing these verses inside out." and the opening. Keep it up.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! ^^
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love love love love love this.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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melkat7 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
It really is
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it really is quite masochistic ._. and we just hold on to that pain
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yep.
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A-J-Hallows Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Beautiful piece. I particular enjoyed the line, "I have allowed you to claw your love into my arms."
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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Ribbon-Candy-Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I told her I was going to write something similar.
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Ribbon-Candy-Kitten Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
So did I ^^ I really love your piece too though :hug:
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Into-Oblivion97 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"To be a writer is to be a masochist". 
I don't think truer words were ever spoken. 
You can't live with it, but you can't live without it. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very true.
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Tassadar723 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Maybe at times it's miserable, but those times are only when no one is reading you. Today, you're lucky to not have that happen. The chain-link ribs line is particularly great. Mae govannen.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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EJJones Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Curiosidad... sólo curiosidad...
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i adore this Kayla!!!! its amazing my dear (: truly fine work indeed
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! ^^
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
[:
keep it up dear 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I shall try. C:
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you can do better than that [:
youre amazing exclamation point exclamation point 
because that button on my keyboard is broken hahahaha
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
bahahaha!  That made me laugh. XD
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i need a new keyboard lol [: 
thats also why i have to do my smiley faces all weird lol
its ok i just pretend thats my style 
lmao
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DyskoDelThunderback Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Interesting...I think I understand the meaning, but maybe you had something different in mind?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What do you think it means?
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