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I am a pirate,
a ghost among the sunken ship
of your treasure trove heart.

Like the last bit of rum in the jug,
I enjoy the way 'fuck' rolls off your tongue,
as if you invented its meaning.

I try to articulate that one syllable,
match your way of speech-

You've never needed to dress your words-
dip them in ink or paint them in poetry
upon the exotic map of my sun-kissed curves.

I have drowned so many times
in the green sea of your eyes
that I am coughing up seaweed
& weak bones.

You tell me not to speak-
that such words sound dirty on my tongue
that my spine is made for beauty
and not for a bounty.

But you, you are a plague
light-years at sea
and I am finding the ocean
through seashells
& salty siren lips.
I puke words.
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:iconkissthesunrise:
KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Nice.  Well done.  I dig it. :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Writer
Vomit away then, mademoiselle!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe I shouldn't have said that.
Some people took my comment as me being negative. lol
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breezybrutality Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it when you puke words xD
"& salty siren lips" um YES! ♥
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I do too! Lol
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:iconfallenseraphim1956:
fallenseraphim1956 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bloody hell you are amazing with words, wish I was That good.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you could be. :)
I've ween writing since I was 12.
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:iconfallenseraphim1956:
fallenseraphim1956 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am only 14, and I've been writing since I was... 11? 10? somewhere around there.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, don't ever give up! :)
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:iconfallenseraphim1956:
fallenseraphim1956 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
don't plan it. Writing is one of the few escapes from the hell I call reality I have. XD
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's the same for me. :)
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:iconfallenseraphim1956:
fallenseraphim1956 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Besides music, drawing and my gf, only thing. :)
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! :)
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome. Reminds me of my lovelorn college days!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aww thanks. :)
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flawedfairytale Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Writer
You string words together so well- this is a stunning piece :heart:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, I'm not sure how I do it really. lol
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flawedfairytale Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Writer
Haha, well hold onto it, whatever it is! (:
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll try. :)
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:iconsolarapple:
SolarApple Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Why is this so amazing!? I wish I had this kind of talent.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's not all that amazing, I just write--having no idea where I am going to end up in the end.
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pyrothepoet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
wonderful
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.
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dreamlandcody Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dont look at alot of written stuff, but this poem is beautiful and awesome! I love it !!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you! :D
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dreamlandcody Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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SpiderQueen1987 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, amazing poetry. This is beautiful and yet epic with pirates and sirens. You have an amazing talent.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't think I could do it, honestly.
Someone gave me 'Sunken Ship' as a prompt
and I was like, 'What the hell am I going to do with this?' haha!
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SpiderQueen1987 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
Well it sure is amazing :)
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midnightbluedestiny9 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
thats beautiful kayla, seriously.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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midnightbluedestiny9 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
no probs babez! :)
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tiajones Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
<3
"I try to articulate that one syllable,
match your way of speech-

You've never needed to dress your words-
dip them in ink or paint them in poetry"
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love that part! :D
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tiajones Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
me too.

so very much. <3
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quickwing23 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful XD
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :)
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quickwing23 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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rainbowfishie101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
This is gorgeous <3
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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rainbowfishie101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome :)
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually really enjoyed this piece a lot!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad. :)
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome^^
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Vyrerus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Eloquent.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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burning-watermelon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
That was amazing.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Aoxor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness..
This is amazing.
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