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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
growing
on the warlands
of our bodies.

Worthy,
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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Melonbread3 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
if this sounded even better in your head, then it would be even more terrifyingly good, it already gave me goosebumps! it's so true and just wow!
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Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Writer
Absolutely amazing and true. *smiles*
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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
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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.
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darksonicsoul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is beautiful!! 
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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:
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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.
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SognatoreViolento Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
"I have wrists that roar"
......wow.  Just wow.
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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. 
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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.
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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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pctomgirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this was so good :) really moving
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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pctomgirl Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
your welcome :)
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VictoriadeArdum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
fav fav fav
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the last stanza is so incredibly powerful. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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sara34 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
you are awesome. this is beautiful
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!
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vivalaresistance36 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is so incredibly gorgeous and very true. I agree that a lot of writers put their own pain/experiences into their work. You just expressed this fact in a more eloquent way than I ever could. Excellent job.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, I think it just needed to be said after some of the negative things that have been happening in the writing community lately.
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LimeBubblez Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think if it sounded better in your head, you must have sounded like mozart with words!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hardly. lol
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its great dont be silly, youre grreatt like frosted flakes.. lol jk but your poetry is wonderful once again.:)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thank you!
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it sounded better in your head, it must've been marvelous
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats what i was thinkin right! lol
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Maliceah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Damn if you didn't nail us writers right on the head!  My favorite line is where you refer to the flowers growing on the warlands of our bodies, and how our feelings are worthy and we give them life AND death.  Very nice imagery and capture of emotion.  
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I was thinking about Spartan's and how the only warriors who get names on their gravestones are those who die in battle. They become worthy of their name after death.  It's the same with their women if she dies in child birth. I know, I have a wandering mind. :/
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EloreCohlt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always thought a good writer should not always talk about his / her life and write completly non-personal stories but a friend of mine changed this opinion : I didn't know him very well but I knew he read my texts on DA. Then one day he came to me and we talked about writing. When I said I was proud of my totally non-personal writing he laughed really hard and told me : "I talked to you twice but I read your works and it's like I know all about you." This made me change my mind : even if I try to not put personal thoughts in my words, they will always be there - for the better.

Anyway, another great work. I really like that every little word in your works have a very great signifiance. :heart:

Have a nice day !

(Ah, and sorry for the long story, but your description made me think about it. I hope you don't mind :) )
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I believe everyone does it, even if they don't realize it. :)
And don't be sorry, I appreciate your thoughts!
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are quite right about putting ourselves in our work. It is just unavoidable at times. Tis the nature of the craft. :hug:

Beautiful words and imagery. It was a pleasure to read. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome! :heart:
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MataRahi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student
I just love your language!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No dear; this is lovely. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Tank you!
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're telcome! ;)
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S-E-Mercury Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Writing requires passion. We must pour our souls into our work for them to come to life. And along with our souls goes our hopes, dreams, fears, pasts, futures, and heart. We write what we are and we are what we write.

Anyway, I really liked it.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I completely agree with you, thank you!
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Rakeru18 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Writer
This is absolutely beautiful. You're right about that. As a writer myself, I always manage to find something within myself to put into a character of mine. Great work!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think such detail breathes a character to life. :)
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HoshisamaValmor Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013

you just expressed pretty much what I've been thinking about the act&feeling of writing in a few words and a lot more clearly than I could think of. Writing is one of the few things that keeps me on a track of continuity and stability, and I feel I would indeed be damned if I didn't have my characters to pour some things into them.

 

This was really, really good. Thanks for writing it

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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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ElvenZah Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Art of any kind is a self-expression. I believe it is impossible to create anything and retain every piece of yourself. :) Wonderful work.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I agree, thank you!
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AsianFroggy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
This is so awesome! You should write more, please. =D
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