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26 Weeks Ago
26 weeks ago
I sent you something special
did you read it?
I don't need you
to respond immediately
just once
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Literature
Winter Charms
Winter charms
rang like tired, uninspired alarms
years in the making
less of an undertaking than was,
initially at least,
surmised.
"Surprise!" I thought and felt
and deftly knelt between them.
"Arise!" cheered an underwhelmed fly
here only for the free beer
A cheer provided, a leer decided instead.
"You shall not pass!" I finally gasped
as I stood on solid, oaken-shaft wood
slightly bent, with subsidized rent
and several emails left unsent
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Literature
Autumn Haikus Collab
Colors of Fall
by Malintra-Shadowmoon
Autumn rose petals -
Color glow in the fall mist:
Moist scent of late sun.
Summer Dreams
by C1nderellaMan 
Autumn leaves chatter
Summer dreams linger beneath
A stiff rake: silenced
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Literature
Mauled By A Meatball
Mauled by a meatball
Crushed by a cake
Chased by the cutlery
Boiled twice, then baked
Ran from the rutabagas
Hid from the ham
Slipped on the sourkraut
"Healthy foods" a scam
Caved for banana-chips
Melted for the cheese
Slackened for the parsley snips
Ate an egg with ease
Searching for a sample size
Buying whole-wheat bread
Staring at my ample thighs
Going back to bed
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The Return of the Wizard by C1nderellaMan The Return of the Wizard :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 14 7
Literature
Leave Alone My Provolone
Leave alone my provolone
don't buglarize my brie
my pepper jack stays in my sack
my mascarpone ain't free
I can't guarantee your health or safe-tee
if you swindle or swaddle my swiss
My nose will detect a dent or defect
if you bump or befuddle my bliss
If you drop by with a cheddar cheese pie
delightfully gooey and fresh
well, then I'll abide and gladly provide
an american slice on a dish
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Tourists by C1nderellaMan Tourists :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 30 20
Literature
We Are Drowning
The TV mumbled and flickered.
In the distance the door softly
closed. Footsteps, and she entered
wearing her favorite pink jacket
and tights.
"I got a 90!" her face beamed
brighter than any luminescent
60 inch smart LED TV purchased
at wal mart recently on sale
with the extended service plan.
She held in her hand a piece
of paper with several stickers
in the top left corner near
a large, red, circled "90".
Canned laughter eminated from the
simulated surround-sound speakers
with bass-boost technology.
Her mom chuckled.
"I got a 90!" she said again
this time as the announcer
explained the side effects
of Celebrex for effective
treatment of arthritis.
Her mom looked at her from
the couch and smiled.
"Yay! Good for you!"
just as the canned laughter
resumed.
For a moment she could still
see her mother treading water
among the waves of disinterest,
her body rising and falling
with the sitcom plotlines.
Then she was gone.
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A Dreamer's Dream by C1nderellaMan A Dreamer's Dream :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 35 24 Barely Noticeable by C1nderellaMan Barely Noticeable :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 28 25 Winter's Cure by C1nderellaMan Winter's Cure :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 21 8
Literature
How To Murder Your Muse
I can't think! My poems stink!
My rhymes just stare blankly and seldomly blink.
My writing is crabby, my citing is flabby
My verses were cursed by my three year old tabby.
"Not feeling inspired?" my doctor inquired,
"Maybe your muse feels abused and retired?"
"Here are some pills, they're crunchy and pink.
Take two at bedtime with plenty of drink!
By morning your musings will bandage their bruising.
Your rhymes will be chiming and bouncing and cruising!"
"He's a real pro." I thoughtfully thinked.
Munching on meds I then said, "All right pink,
let's cure my write crisis and restock my ink!"
As late evening crept, I slept and I dreamed.
I saw my muse trembling under a tree.
She looked rather stressed, her hair was a mess
her clothes were all tattered and not even pressed.
I felt some compassion and knelt on one knee.
"Muse!" I compelled, "Please, why did you flee?
My work has no passion and lacks joie de vie!"
She paused in mid-sob, then grabbing my ears:
"Please make it stop!" as her ey
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Ghosts of my Past by C1nderellaMan Ghosts of my Past :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 21 14 The Return of the King by C1nderellaMan The Return of the King :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 18 23 Paper Butterflies by C1nderellaMan Paper Butterflies :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 88 45 Bicycle Tricycle by C1nderellaMan Bicycle Tricycle :iconc1nderellaman:C1nderellaMan 14 15
My latest nonsense.

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Literature
Immortal
I have existed forever
         microscopic particles shifting
         from one configuration
                             to another
and I am not afraid of dying
         organic molecules decaying
         from mass to energy
                             then back again
I am never created nor destroyed
just always forgetting what I was before
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Sloth by Flufflepot Sloth :iconflufflepot:Flufflepot 140 12 cat eyes by JenniferWallura cat eyes :iconjenniferwallura:JenniferWallura 306 29
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Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!
‘Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house,
Not a deviant was clicking
On a touchpad or mouse.
Deviations were packed
In their boxes with care
In hopes re-designers
Soon would be there.
The deviants were nestled
All soft in their Profile
In hopes that a change
Would come soon with style.
They’d heard mysterious stories
From the Betas upstairs,
And they knew something special
Soon would be theirs.
New dark mode, new light mode,
Love Meter, and more!
New backgrounds, Profile headers,
More storage for Core!
One curious deviant,
Sketchbook tight in their grips,
Couldn’t wait one day longer,
They must see Eclipse!
They ran up the staircase,
Threw open the door,
Awoke all the betas,
And all of this for:
A glimpse of the new version.
A screenshot, a peek.
The clatter woke a beta,
Who started to speak.
“We’re working some kinks out
So it’ll be perfect when
It’s released to more soon.
There’s
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The Well's December 2018 Treasure Chest
Welcome to dAWishingWell's DECEMBER 2018 TREASURE CHEST

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NOTE: Rules for Suggesting will be at the Bottom of this TOTAL FEATURE. So if you want to suggest, scroll to that section, to see the rules!


:icontreasurechestplz: THE TREASURE CHEST :icontreasurechestplz:

PART 1, From The Suggesters:





Hiding cat by marmeline
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The Joy Of Reading
In recognition of NaNoWriMo
we are excited to bring to you
The Joy Of Reading!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
Aunt Sally by Supach   Mona Mouse. by Supach
Paper Butterflies by C1nderellaMan     Cat Lady by scratchproductions
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Happy Halloween

And just so you know -
My given name is Penelope,
and I have long white hair!
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Literature
Custom Super Mario Galaxy Epilogue (Lyrics)
This is Major Tom to ground control
the powers have been restored
But I've only got a minute left to spare
and there's blinking panels crying everywhere
This is Ground Control to Major Tom
your signals are very weak
and our engineers are working on a plan
so save your breath and listen while you can
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Rosalina, can you hear me as well?
Rosalina, can you hear me as well?
I can hear you Ground Control
I can hear you Ground Control
but there's peace now in my soul
and another peace now in my soul
Here, I'm dreaming in a tin can
far above the stars
planet earth is blue
and there's nothing more to do.
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Tread Wisely, Bravely
I took a journey, recently, into parts of New Mexico and Colorado I had, and hadn't been before. But although the scenery was beautiful, it was the journey inward I was more concerned with--a journey backward into a self I was before, and had lost the ability to be, because of a long trail of things that had happened. I am happy to say the trip was a success, because it was made in prolonged prayer, and I wish the best for you if you must ever make a similar journey, that you receive all the restoration you need. May the coffee be good, birds eat your crumbs, and no one criticize you to their friends on Facebook while you're seeking the Lord's hand in your life. :heart: Have a blessed week, and please enjoy the features and music at the end! Emoticon: Heart Balloon:bademoticon: - Love, Debra
Feature Photographer: Sam Lim

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Literature
Colors of Fall
Autumn rose petals -
Color glow in the fall mist:
Moist scent of late sun.
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The return of the wizard by LualaDy The return of the wizard :iconlualady:LualaDy 128 63
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Life gets in the way
So, I have been otherwise occupied as of late. I truly apologize to my awesome admin LualaDy and C1nderellaMan of CollaborativeMinds that I have been out of it... Especially you LualaDy. I abandoned my post and drove her crazy in the process. 
My husband retired from the Navy (Not officially yet but we had the ceremony). We had family over and many friends and well I am easily overwhelmed. Lots of painting led up to this. Not fun painting either... it was the hard house painting stuff... much of it was crown moulding... my neck is really not happy. 
I bit my tongue and oh my the bleeding... really deep and that was Saturday afternoon and it is still causing difficulty eating. 
I ended up taking my daughter and niece to the beach Sunday morning, and the heat was miserable, despite my view from under the pier. The sun is truly my enemy.
I wanted to sleep the day away but had to return supplies we rented from the military outdoor rec. Then there was the update on t
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Focus on illustrated Literature
Hello :iconlualady: & :iconmegapixelmasterpiece: here for OurDreamsWillCome 
Here with another feature where we delve into individual folders each month to showcase and feature all the great work that our members have ever submitted to that particular folder. We'll also be sharing a video that matches the theme for the month.
This month the focus turns to Illustrated Literature. 

Let's kick this off with some quick announcements!
 
There is still plenty of time to submit or create a new piece for our June prompt
SUMMERTIME
We accept all media to the monthly theme, as long as it fits the theme
Submit your art to the monthly folder
 Old or new (preferably not older than 1 year)
 No
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DD Discussion chat on June 9
In May we held a special chat event to discuss Literature Daily Deviations.  Many members of the Literature community attended, including several people who had received a Daily Deviation in the month of April.  We have decided to go ahead with a second DD Discussion, which will feature a selection of Literature Daily Deviations from the month of May.
Thus, we are inviting you to join us in CRLiterature this Saturday, June 9 from 11am-1pm Pacific Time - see what that is in your time zone here.  A list of the works of literature that we intend to discuss can be found below.
Why?
We believe that discussion with friends and peers is a valuable part of how a reader experiences literature, and
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Darin LaGarry
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
I'm a writer, collaborator, and occasional photographer. My material wanders between deeply moving, chuckle-worthy childish, and gloomily ominous... my muse can never really make up its mind.

I do software development up near the border of Canada in NY state, USA. Some day I hope to write for a living instead! I am happily married for 30 years and have three kids in college. Thanks for your interest in my art!

Thank you to Tsvetka for my absolutely perfect profile picture! :D

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26 weeks ago
I sent you something special
did you read it?
I don't need you
to respond immediately
just once
26 Weeks Ago
At some point tomorrow becomes never.  That point varies with the individual.  I am sloth-like... so "never" feels non-existent to me.
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Winter charms
rang like tired, uninspired alarms
years in the making
less of an undertaking than was,
initially at least,
surmised.

"Surprise!" I thought and felt
and deftly knelt between them.

"Arise!" cheered an underwhelmed fly
here only for the free beer
A cheer provided, a leer decided instead.

"You shall not pass!" I finally gasped
as I stood on solid, oaken-shaft wood
slightly bent, with subsidized rent
and several emails left unsent
Winter Charms
Winter is a wonderful time of suffering.  I was talking to my wife about how the long, cold, dark, miserable winter we have here in northern NY is actually a GOOD thing.  Without misery how can you know peace?  Without misery how can you know joy?  She didn't seem to agree with me.

In truth I like winter for that reason.  Being made to suffer gives you something to write, sing, sew, compose, or dream about... while you are curled up in a blanket in front of Netflix.  :sun:
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Thanks for the Fave!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I hope you have a wonderful birthday! :heart:
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks LL! I did have a nice relaxing day. :sun:
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Glad to hear it, dear!
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Happy Birthday :)
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Thank you! :D
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Happy Birthday :heart:
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you my moon-friend :)
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You are so welcome :)
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Woo! Best cake I've had all week. :heart:
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018
Hey man, happy birthday!
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks BF! I appreciate it! :sun:
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ChasMandala Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Birthday Cake  :D   :happy birthday:  
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Nick Wilde (Deleted Scene) - Icon Thanks!
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:giggle:  Sure thing!  :highfive:
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Happy Birthday! 
:cake: :party: :dalove:
wishing you a day filled with creativity, love and lots of cake!
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C1nderellaMan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I got the cake and love and loads of loafing. :heart:
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Happy Birthday! :iconsparklesplz: :iconcakechocplz: :iconballoonsplz:

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Thank you so much! :hug:
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