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I have told my secrets
through loves ink -
painted them to my skin
with watercolor defiance.

& writers, we sometimes
write about our scars
in riddles, layers upon
layers of thought, -

care for them
like flowers
on the warlands
of our bodies.

we give them faces,
we give them names,
we give them gravestones.

We kill them off
in our stories,
make them villains,

make them heroes.

I have wrists that roar,
& I will be damned
if I don’t let them
tell their stories.
I believe every writer, no matter what they write about, they put a bit of themselves in their work.
I think this sounded better in my head, but I'm glad I got it out regardless.
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Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely amazing and true. *smiles*
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student Writer
Can you pleeeeeease record this one?:please:  I love it so much, but I wanna hear how you read it~~:D
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful writing dear,
as usual :heart:
I don't know how this wasn't in my +favs already :giggle:

The first 3 stanzas were definitely my favorite, short and simple enough but raw and powerful.
darksonicsoul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is beautiful!! 
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Writer
Wow... every word of this rang with perfect truth! You said this so well and I think just about every writer would agree with you. :heart:
goldenchaseD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Artist
This is downright amazing, fantasmic, GORGEOUS. You make my heart ache with lit-love with every poem.
SognatoreViolento Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
"I have wrists that roar"  Just wow.
NicolletteNikkiAce Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
This is kind of adorable in a sense, and its just so perfect and brutally honestly, and resonating. It is  lovely and may I say extraordinary  your talent with words is just wonderfully masterful and this is truly inspiring and another thoughtfully captivating piece I really enjoyed it. 
Pereyga Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that.
And I definetly do always put bits of myself in my work.
Dodsmonster Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, theres something about writing...
this is a really awesome poem. Great Job! I think it's very true, to some extent.
But I have a personal opinion about writing. It's probably not common, but it still in a one sided opinion, like always. I'm always trying to selfishly make myself unique. Because who wants to fade into reality, which is basically a fucking world of distinct opinions that are stitched together with lies?
But, this poem is extremely beautiful :D
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