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Your confessional arms are Willow trees,

draping lonely limbs around an empty ink-jar heart.
 
Scars worn down like henna tattoos.

A night witch scrawling her incantations on blue moons,

rolling her letters into sentences like a curse.



But, it is in these coffee eyes you have found a home.
Was thinking about Willow, and her life so far. Then I started thinking about her as human and not just another abused cat. She must have been so strong to have survived this long.

This poem was born. :)

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spillingover Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! beautiful!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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Homercat17 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Talent!
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thecmq Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Writer
Naww this is cute. <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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color-sekai Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful poem for a beautiful cat :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :)
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color-sekai Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no problem :)
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Vlemode Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My gosh I have to sa one to my favorites, probably the more cheesy but I jus love it :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know it's pretty cheesy, but I liked it too. lol
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Merikuu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing:heart: You are absolutely one of my favorite poets, your poems are stunning!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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chalekam Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful imagery. Im a little confused, your poem personifies a tree, which examplifies a cat/person - is this a deliberate literary device?
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well my cats name is Willow.
I got her a few days ago from my local animal shelter.
She came in all beat up with a bite wound and severely dehydrated.
And I just felt that she was one strong cat to have survived abuse.
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randomlyinspired-21 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Writer
I love this! :heart: Your words are just so...magical! :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Sarvstergal Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. Your work is amazing!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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Jessi-ka-ka-ka Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My Cat is named willow, when I moved to America from England Willow stayed behind with my mum, she keeps running away =< I miss her terribly xxxx
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
At the shelter they actually named her Pussy Willow. Which was rude so I scratched out the first word. lol
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Jessi-ka-ka-ka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I can see how that could b rude xD but Pussy Willow is just what u call smaller species of willows and sallows when they come out in the spring =3 buuuut I wouldn't want to call out PUSSY WILLOW!! =S I would probably shorten it too xD
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes I know what a Pussy Willow really is, but to name a cat? lol My theory was that because there was a big warning of 'This Cat BITES!!' on her paperwork, that the first person she bit named her. XD
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Jessi-ka-ka-ka Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
then she shouldn't be pussy willow she should b bad ass willow :PP
if u tell her no enough she might stop doing it bur for the most part I only got bit out of love xD! cats are weird like that
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Like evil bad ass Willow in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. XD
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Jessi-ka-ka-ka Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
we actually used to call my cat Willow the butterfly slayer xDD she used to bring them home all the time xD!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lol! That is so cute!
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Awww. Beautiful. :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Writer
:heart:
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TheInkheart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome :D Your poetry is amazing :highfive:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful description :D. She should be happy in her new home with someone good to take care of her :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh she is! She realizes she is now the queen of the castle! :heart:
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reflectionsinwater Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awww. :D :D :P
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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