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Winter
is still clinging
to my skin,
with Autumn
sleeping within the tangles
of my night witch hair.

65 days to learn
how to
fall,

& Icarus, with his
sun kissed fingers
wrapped around
my throat, giggles
knowingly in my ear.

I have misplaced my
reckless disaster
of a heart
so many times,
I’m not even sure
it ever existed
at all.

But knuckles,
they never lie-
pressed flowers,
lipstick stained
against my
uprooted spine.

Covered in frost
& silence
I am a magenta
February-

the imprint of teeth
that bruised centuries
between me
& bed sheets.
This headed in a direction I'd rather not write about, but it seemed to rear it's ugly head anyway. I'm sorry.
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MermaidInDisguise Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeously tragic. Your poetry reminds me of Sylvia Plath's Ariel; there's the vivid imagery and the cutting emotional undercurrent. And of course, it is truly inspiring!
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NekoNekoGirl997 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, darling. This is heartbreaking.
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Eithelen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
That was really good, wish I could write this well. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you can! :)
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Eithelen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I dunno about that, but thanks for the vote of confidence :)
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NicolletteNikkiAce Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
This was beautifully heartbreaking but also so thoughtfully, and thoroughly. Visual that it was romantically stunning as well, as insightful melancholic, and dreamy. A wonderfully written piece of poetry. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much wonderful person for the beautiful words about me piece.  Stay sweet! :)
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NicolletteNikkiAce Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
I'll try and I can't wait to read more from you. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Writer
"I have misplaced my
reckless disaster
of a heart
so many times,
I’m not even sure
it ever existed
at all.
"

If I could, I'd frame that stanza.
Absolutely stunning. :heart: This may be my favorite piece by you so far.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Frame it if you'd like. :)
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Writer
I'd like to frame a lot of your poetry, to be honest. I'd probably run out of walls to hang them on, though.
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Augh, I can't. Your writing is too wonderful, I just can't. :iconcannotevenplz:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank yuM
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That last stanza really made the poem for me.

Don't be sorry. Even if it's something you don't want to write about, it still is a good idea to get it out there.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're right. Thank you.
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DarkCloudAssasin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
so beautiful :blackrose: keep your head up :) you are a very wonderful person
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
:iconbeatingheartplz:
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GentlePeace Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You inspired me to do better <3
Which is why I have to re-write something now...

But, great work!
Write what you feel and such.
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DifferentialME Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely vocabulary, and a refreshing poem! I love the intricate thought process and the use of imagery. Even though it headed in a direction you were not originally intending, I like the personal intimacy of the issue, because it connects us all to the poem in a very open and special way. Wonderful writing on your part, as usual! 

(also, you have no reason to be sorry for this lovely work or for anything that has occurred to you. You deserve to share it in whatever way, and I am glad you chose to do it in this manner. God bless you, and I hope things are good for you!)
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summersighs Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh. That didn't go in the direction I expected. Sometimes I forget about things that are universally personal.

Well done.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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eiralleena Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful. Really, don't be sorry at all for this, it's quite wonderful.


Also, it's really nice to read the word "Winter" without the words "is coming" after it.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...but it is coming. ;) lol
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eiralleena Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. CURSE YOU! 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol! Sorry, couldn't resist!
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't be sorry for emotions i think. the hardest things to write about make the best poems.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do agree with you, thanks!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
This is brilliant!
Excellent job!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
No problem!
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InterrogateMe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013   Writer
I relate so well to this poem, thank you for writing it. <3
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, Love. :)
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason this reminds me of myself. Don't be sorry this is beautiful, never stop writing. :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't think I could even if I tried.
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well keep writing for as long as you can, and when you can't anymore than don't. Do what you want not what others want.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I always do, thank you! <3
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CleaMatt Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, it's nice to know I'm not the only one!
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! Wonderfully penned. 
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome
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