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Literature
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You voice words
in tiny letters
fixed in light
echoing
the hate
you condemn.
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Literature
The Old Woman
I am a book,
hard bound,
dust jacket missing,
cover faded
and a bit frayed.
Still, I contain a story
that continues
to unfold.
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Tortoise Wonder :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 5 5
Literature
Folk
Too often,
we turn our personal opinions
into gospels.
They seem to be
to those who are like minded.
For those
who do not share
our mind set,
they can become walls, ammunition
and even the core of damage
that spreads
like an incurable disease.
It is time to recognize
the limits
of our individual understanding
and make room in our hearts
for those beyond
our kin.
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Literature
Gull
On the tip of a feather
the winds do rise
lifting my memories
to better days.
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Waiting by cerealnovels Waiting :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 2 2
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Tortoise Time :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 2 6
Literature
Under Water
The stir,
the motion
that lifts
the past
from the bottom
of my history.
Mistakes float
upon the surface
and I am
unable to undo
their creation.
Judgement
burns
but never hot enough
to incinerate
the mistakes
into oblivion.
So, I wait
and pray
they sink again...
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Literature
Social?
The troll within us writhes.
Impulse pushes to the surface
of our minds
the damage we can do,
the power we can feel
by decimating another
with our finger tips.
A temptation?
Will we resist?
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Literature
The Boy
Dressed
in the shabby
clothes  of time,
I saw light
leap
into
his bright
old
eyes.
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Literature
Pitch
Words piled upon words
by people we allow to invade
the sacred space
of our vision,
of our hearing,
of our touch.
Fantasy
sold as reality
to make us believe
we will be better,
with their product,
their perspective,
their belief.
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Literature
Flavor
Bitterness—
even the word
has a flavor
that tastes of poison.
When it is clung to
it can kill
joy and
hope.
It festers
without forgiveness
and release.
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Literature
In Utero
Tiny heart
I hear you beat,
a mystery that gives you life.
The rhythm of your dance
is my dance too.
When you have grown
into who you were born to be
I will remember the thrum
of your symphony.
I will remember
the first time
I heard you sing...
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Stream by cerealnovels Stream :iconcerealnovels:cerealnovels 1 2
Literature
Twitter
Hear the sound?
Birds of prey...
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Literature
Blank
Along the flickering waves of colorful light
I seek escape—
only to discover
the noise and images shred me...
This engulfing sensory stimulation
submerges the needful exploration
of the experiences life has dealt me.
Is it escape I seek or peace?
I unplug.
I turn to a paper page
not yet inked with letters.
It offers a silent invitation
in its broad blank emptiness.
I pick up my pen...
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Snowing through the woods by Wolfoftheghostblade Snowing through the woods :iconwolfoftheghostblade:Wolfoftheghostblade 8 0 Proposal by LionHeart992 Proposal :iconlionheart992:LionHeart992 13 4
Literature
Our Valentines
He looked in the mirror as he attached the white carnation to his black suit.  With white shirt and red tie, this formed his now traditional outfit for Valentine's Day.
"Are you ready, dear?"
"Almost," his wife replied.
As she cam around the corner she asked, "Can you help me with this?"
He took the red rose bud from her hand, and pinned it onto the black dress with white collar and buffs.  Her scarf matched the red rose as her white hair matched the collar and cuffs.  His hair was just as white, even if much more sparse.
"You look more beautiful every year, my darling," he said just before kissing her cheek.
Raising an eyebrow, she replied, "You said that I was the most beautiful woman in the world when we first met."
Smiling, he responded, "I obviously set the bar too low."
Changing the subject, she said, "It's time to go see the kids."
Their two children were twins, born on February 14.  Once they were old enough to understand, they made themselves up as Valentin
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Literature
raining at dusk. the electric artist.
rain dots the asphalt;
shadows overtake the sun.
streets become mirrors -
multicolored reflections
of neon painted rainbows.
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Journal
Recent Faves Feature 2019 VI
Hi there all! :wave:
I really like to do feature journals. I always have, since the day I joined DA in 2008.
I've been feeling bad, my heart is heavy for so many reasons, I can't count them.
  I can't even get through my messages and deviations,and I want to apologize. I feel mute for the last few days, although I've been trying, I decided to do this journal instead today. :nod: It's huge! I can't believe I could fit it all in. Wow! ;)
Most of my messages I'm a little caught up on, and I love reading them even before I get a chance to respond. I love deviantART! Heart Love But I have almost 5000 replies I feel I need to double check ...some I'm sure I really want to answer. Some I do immediately, but then I fall behind on the older ones.  Every time I look at them, I feel sick. I know it's not very nice, but I've really been doing my best. Apologies to all! 
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Literature
once more, without feeling
there can be no continuance
you can (almost) admit that this
solitude isn't
exactly
a decision
you can (almost) stand to read
what you
have written
you can stop
reaching out
(any day now)
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Literature
haunted
i have a
thing,
for ghosts-
maybe that's why i can't let you go
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Violet Utopia by anxiousrestlessmind Violet Utopia :iconanxiousrestlessmind:anxiousrestlessmind 1 3
Literature
broken
My breaths are shallow
& i swallow the whimpers like
Water; too hastily, as if i’d been trapped in a desert all year
But you asked me to keep breathing
& we both know i want to do just that
It’s just sometimes
What i have to do to survive, is too damaging too.
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February by libelle February :iconlibelle:libelle 21 7
Literature
behind closed doors
insides compromised
the heart wants what the heart wants
the tongue stays silent
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For You by PermanentlyExhausted For You :iconpermanentlyexhausted:PermanentlyExhausted 24 11

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You voice words
in tiny letters
fixed in light
echoing
the hate
you condemn.
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I am a book,
hard bound,
dust jacket missing,
cover faded
and a bit frayed.
Still, I contain a story
that continues
to unfold.
Too often,
we turn our personal opinions
into gospels.
They seem to be
to those who are like minded.
For those
who do not share
our mind set,
they can become walls, ammunition
and even the core of damage
that spreads
like an incurable disease.
It is time to recognize
the limits
of our individual understanding
and make room in our hearts
for those beyond
our kin.
On the tip of a feather
the winds do rise
lifting my memories
to better days.
One week and one day ago I bought a Russian Tortoise. I was told she was female so I named her Tree. Tree was symbolic, tied in part to Mother Nature. I have spent a week and a day chickbonding with my girl...only this afternoon after some research I discovered, she is not a she. I was not mad at the pet store, which would have been reasonable, oh no, I was mad at Tree for taking me in with his gorgeous bright eyes and making me believe he was something he was not. Crisis thinking ensued. I always and only get female pets. Not one has duped me, until now. If hadn’t been convinced he was a she I would not have bought him...but I was convinced and I pride myself on my intuition...so not only was I duped, my intuition failed me. Not cool. Then after a ridiculous search for a new name, and dealing with some major disappointment that I was not going to grow old with  my Sista friend Tree, I realized that  Tree is still Tree. Tree still has gorgeous eyes and a grumpy disposition. His gender is his gender, he was always a male. I was the one who could not see the possibility of growing old with a brother friend. Now I do.

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Wolfoftheghostblade Featured By Owner 8 hours ago  Student Artist
thank you for the favorite and the watch
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on once more, without feeling.
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libelle Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019   General Artist
thanks :heart:
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much for the recent influx of favorites.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the :+fav: on questioning people.
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