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it’s a need to feel the suns golden fingers
teasing figure eights along my back,
& the wind on my cheeks.

i must have been
a bird in some past life,
a swallow or a hummingbird.
because, i swear on some nights
i can feel the growing pains of an atlas
ready to burst through my skin like wings.

i just want to be

                        free.
Secret:

"I feel guilty that I can’t wait to leave my family and move away."

More can be found here: [link]

Feel free to submit a secret at any time! :)
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:iconliljoja:
Liljoja Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That first paragraph is perfection.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Writer
I love the atlas section. Such a beautiful yet odd image.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
I love how you compare an atlas to wings--that is genius for the image you are creating.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D Thanks!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You really like that font, don't you? lol.

I want to be free sometimes too; but I was so happy when I came back home yesterday. I guess that sort of feeling just...comes and goes. I love this one so much, though.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes--I do. :D

I was actually talking to someone about this the other day.
The wanting to leave so bad you can taste the ocean on your lips,
but after you've swallowed a bit to much salt,
you run home to the comfort of your own bed.

Funny how life works that way.
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nancie-x Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, very poetic.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconsuzakugirl13:
SuzakuGirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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:iconsuzakugirl13:
SuzakuGirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. :)
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:iconfeuerbirke:
Feuerbirke Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is so beautiful!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks.
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Devilfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
(( An enjoyable read there! ))
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconalois-noette:
Alois-Noette Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
*yells* freebird! freebird!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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:iconst-saulito:
St-Saulito Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
( ゜_゜) Amazing , just Amazing there are really talented people in Deviant-art
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) Thanks!
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BloodSonic1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now,
'Cause there's too many places I've got to see.
But, if I stayed here with you, girl,
Things just couldn't be the same.
Cause I'm as free as a bird now,
And this bird you can not change.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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:iconbloodsonic1:
BloodSonic1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I did say I'd be here all week.
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:iconnekitah:
Nekitah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
OH,OH,OHHHH
And the bird you cannot change.
And this bird you cannot change.
Lord knows I can't change :music:
(lol I love that song)

By the way,Awesome little poet,it's full of charm
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Kreistina26 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great writing...love this poem
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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Patrikia-Bear Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I relate so well the the secret... this poem resonates.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think a lot of us do. :)
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I submit a secret?
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Here: [link]
or Here: [link]
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:iconcleamatt:
CleaMatt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel dumb to ask, but what is this secret project?
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
People send me anonymous secrets on my tumblr blog--and I write a poem based off each secret. :)
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhhh. Okay. I was seriously confused.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can submit a secret if you'd like! :)
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just might!
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octobird Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel this very often, though perhaps more literally than this poem was intended to be.
I love birds and wish I was one.

Great writing by the way!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
Yeah, I've written similar poems but this one is more whimsical or simple. Can't think of the right word.
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ClockworkWhite Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your poetry always makes me picture myself as Icarus. Soar higher, no matter the cost.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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BritLawrence Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wonderful imagery.. usually i don't really get into any kind of lit because of my poor concentration but this just drew me right in
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hear that a lot! Glad I managed to catch your attention! :)
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litfuse55 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, it is good to finally watch a poet who actually can write good poetry..If you were to look sideways at it, the line format could look like wings, too...looking like a concrete poem.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can see that! :D
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To fly is to feel, to feel is to fly.
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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