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( I made a poll asking my watchers which poems they would like to hear me read, so--here goes. )



She Talks With Monster:
Reading:soundcloud.com/dearpoetry/she-…
She Talks With MonstersThis girl never had a fear of monsters.
She allowed them to rest on the insides of her eyelids,
the crook of her neck, the empty spaces of her chest cavity.
She had no fear, there were much scarier things in this world
than darkness, clawing at her back.  Living for the night
she etched her dreams upon the bars of her cage
whispering of centuries past because she truly missed the sun,
grass on her back. Frosty Decembers have her forgetting
what it feels like to love, but she knows who she is—
she doesn't need the taste of cigarette ash
suffocating her inside her own flesh.
November skies tore open this night,
ripping a hole in her bedsheets.
It is in those dark spaces between
bone marrow and heartbeats that she finds herself-
tattered and breathless, whispering dark secrets
into a strangers ears.  Her origami limbs folding
like patterned paper only to reach desperately
for the sun kissed frills of Apollo's robes.


Androphobia
Reading:soundcloud.com/dearpoetry/andr…
Androphobiai was stitched lips and a flightless raven heart-
all sex and a contorting spine;
his own lips engraving 'kiss me's' on empty stars.
& between you and me: i feared his teeth,
& tongue, & honest organs-
with skin that begged, 'please, don't touch me.'
don't touch me.
don't fucking touch me.
i am not soft.
there is a war raging in my lungs,
screaming through the uncharted galaxies
of my wanderlust heartstrings.
i am not soft.
i am lust, & war, & envy—
i am sin,
        
         crooked, misshapen,
& the kind of prosetry yet to be proofread.
—but he wanted to claim my guarded ghost eyes
and crossed legs.
'just—let me hold you.'
his callused hands were cancer,
my still body, a clock.


Supernova
Reading: soundcloud.com/dearpoetry/supe…
SupernovaShe only ever wanted a real reason to scream, collecting her tears in jars and hiding them behind Poe and Hemingway; she secretly hoped for an ocean to call her own.  She would name it after an aged bird spirit, pain manifested in many a Gods image—believing our vast universe formed by the callused hands of artists.
"They must have a sick, twisted sense of humor."  she said, eyes on the moon.
And I asked her "Who?" curious, because I'd yet to figure her out.
"The Gods; they give dead stars the prettiest of names."
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:icondonutmonk:
donutmonk Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
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WHY ARE YOU SO TALENTED AND INCREDIBLE AND AWESOME AND RJHBVUHBRVUEHBFVUHJBBWHDBHEBEBBUHVBUHEBFVJHWBFVHBVH.

I adore the rhythm and voice you gave these pieces. I could literally lean back, close my eyes, and let my consciousnesses delve in your words, feeling them rather than just hearing them or reading them. It is such a pleasant  experience.

Thank you. c:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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IDONTKNOWWW -CRIES- LET ME LOVE YOU!
HDHKFHKHFKHFBGL>DNHFLFHNFLF.

I am so glad I did a good job.  You have no idea how utterly self-conscious I am about reading my work out loud.

Thank you for taking the time. :)
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donutmonk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Let you love me until I learn to love myself? :3

Lawls, pop culture references. Mmm.

But really now, you're voice is cute. c: I like it, for all that comment's worth. And finally thank you for for taking the time and having the guts to post your own artwork. The world isn't always kind, but it is important to keep in mind that we are often our worst critics.

Stay fly gurl. <3
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darksonicsoul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
You're poems are amazing!  And you're voice adds the prefecture kind of emotion to them!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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:icondarksonicsoul:
darksonicsoul Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You're welcome
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Angelalala923 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Wow!
There's another poet I follow and they posted themselves reading their own poems and I...hated it. I was very hesitant to listen to yours just because I didn't want the words to be ruined-but they definitely were not!
You give the words feeling without sounding over-dramatic and your voice fits perfectly :) As they should, since they're YOUR poems!
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much.  I was pretty worried myself. I hate my voice and I get really tongue tied.
I write a hell of a lot better than I speak! lol
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summerday27 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are one of my favorite poets, ever. And i am just in love with your poetry. And hearing you read them is like falling in love with your writing all over again. You have a lovely voice and to hear the voice of the actual poet is such a treat. You narrate beautifully, and i adore everything about your poetry! :heart: 
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh--Thank you so much!  I hate my voice, so reading this makes me feel so much better!
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summerday27 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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DanielDGriffiths Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013   Writer
I always enjoy hearing you read your work. :)
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for doing this. :heart: had a bad day, & listening to these finally made me relax. honestly you are amazing.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wish they would work that way for me. I'm having a bad day too.
So I'm just reading a bunch of them right now. C:
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
same :O
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Jordie0710 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I' would to hear more of these brilliant poems.
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll have to read some more soon! C:
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
For better or worse, your voice makes me sleepy. You reading your poetry is like a bedtime story. :D
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Omg lol
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Excellent!
Would love to hear more of your poems!
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:icondearpoetry:
DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
C:
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dorroaker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks for that. I loved it
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :D
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Cold--Nostalgia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Listened to them all, and each was very lovely, if you make more, Id be happy to hear them c: I'm a big fan of your work~
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you so much! <3
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Cold--Nostalgia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime!~
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ShelbyJoyce Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just listened to all of the poems listed on your site. Wow. It's really amazing to hear the way you've illustrated them with your own voice, really, really amazing. I'm looking forward to hearing more :heart: :hug:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Omg thank you so much! :heart: :hug:
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Imperial-Radiance Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just listened to these poems, and I love them all...more than I did with just the words. :heart:

While the TEXT itself in each poem made me have a thrilling experience of some sort, HEARING the poems in their entirety, especially by the poet herself, allows me to sense more passion within each line, words, and letter. Plus, I hear, in my opinion, how you wanted each poem to be read, which was quite interesting.

All in all, I love it, you're brilliant (both your words and your voice are lovely), and I'll gladly listen if you continue to make more. ^_^
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omg hffdskfdskfdsfr
Let me love you! <3
You are much too sweet, thank you!
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Imperial-Radiance Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: You're very welcome! Stay awesome. :)
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