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To Flow Like Water,
There is a place where it must run–the rain. But then I've wondered, where rain comes from and where must it go? Rain, is from the sky, from moody charcoal clouds.  Rain droplets are form there, then hurled into the world like asteroids.  Late night, early morning–more rain and rushing medics.  It's the rainy season and she screams.  Lightening slashed across the night–lighting up the darkness; the delivery room and in the comforts of my home, I can hear thunder.  Thunder, pelleting winds, rain, a nurse coaching her–"Push, breathe, push, almost there."  Rain is everywhere.  It gets into tiny cracks and crevices; seeps through dirt and windows.
The kitchen emitted a high pitch screech.  My mother is boiling water–watching the flames flicker and lick the old kettle on the stove.  A trail of steam.  She's making tea and occasionally glances out of the window. &
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Bipolar cells, Bipolar disease
We all have bipolar neurons -
brain cells with two processes.
Bipolar neurons process light
Some of us have bipolar disorder
where our moods chemically switch into two severe states
into mania and depression.
Sometimes we're fighting darkness
some days we're drowning in light
both are dangerous
both are debilitating
both can kill us
But we are all human.
We all have bipolar neurons and they keep us alive.
Some of us have bipolar disorder, which can lead us to suicide.
So next time you insult me for being bipolar,
remember that at a cellular level, your brain is bipolar too.
The difference is that my brain is cellularly bipolar
but it is chemically and structurally bipolar too.
Bipolar disorder needs your understanding
not your judgment.
This is a disease that brings us to our knees
this is a disease that can destroy families and lives.
This is a chemical reality that feels like a waking nightmare,
like trying to breathe inside antimatter and black holes
or feeling that euphoria, feelin
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Literature
Silent Trios,Gunfire Fireflies
white powder a litany of snow
heroin murder littering the black tunnels of a gun
snowflakes falling
oblique rain in the morning
fireflies swarm his mind
as eyelids flutter and close
she went down town
pennies falling silver and blue
from her hands
enough to pay the ferryman
across the deep
to the other side
she bought threaded coils
just for the promise of sleep
the promise of sleep
he wandered the arches
in the dusk of streetlights
of roads paved with rose gold
of gentle waves waiting below
in the cold of the night
his eyelashes falling into white
he took a step into the ether
just to breathe feathers
just for flight
fireflies, fireflies
the sleeping curls
touch the curves of her neck
the feeling of his feet
in nothingness
suicides running
into the dark
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Literature
Glimpses Through Windows
"What's it like to snake your fingers through gravity and rope the Earth's water with it?"
I wondered, if for a moment, he would actually listen if I gave him an answer.
"What's it like to breathe?" I asked, and though I knew he couldn't really hear my question, I wondered what he'd think if he knew who I really was. If he could actually understand me.
The conversation was taking eons because I would stop and sprinkle stardust on the grass; waiting for the sun to peer from behind me. He held his breath, but I can't feel the oxygen settling in his chest. I can't. I can't.
"You're not very good at this, are you."
It wasn't a question this time. More of you are there and so I'm telling you because you're there statements. I wasn't good at answering questions anyways. He didn't stay outside for long, they never do. The warmth of a house draws them back.
"Look how pretty the moon is, mommy!"
Her voice caught my attention, paper cup pressed up against her ear she waited for a response
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Literature
The Long Way to Say Goodbye
Dear Forget-Me-Not-Eyes,
It seems like with you gone I'm wordless, like you plucked each vowel and consonant from my mouth and left me tongue tied, trying to make up a new language just to reach you.  I've spent months counting the things I've done wrong and the stories I've forgotten and all the ways I could say those two words that to you, don't seem to mean a single thing.
I'm left with memories of cornstalk hair wound as tight as my nerves and a tongue like quicksilver every time I hear your name. I remember those things you said, the things I forgave you for time and time again and my eyes prickle and my hands clench, making half moons in my palms that make me think of all the stories you've read that said the moon holds magic. But fairytales don't exist and our story certainly didn't have a happy ending. Now, the moon just reminds me of nothing but the venom-laced messages you sent me late at night, the words stupidselfishhopelessI'mdone burned into my eyelids, h
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Literature
Love Letter
Come in
          through the front door
                    down the sidewalk
                    up the long street
An average house
          You           don't know
          You           wouldn't see
Three matching bowls
          stoneware          hand-thrown
          one in each of three rooms
          she had lived alone
The
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Literature
Translating the Difference
Sing to me songs in languages I do not understand.
Let me pretend I speak them fluently, their letters stumbling leaves
and I will catch them,
whispering new life into each foreign syllable.
When I repeat after you, they will still hold sway
with each rise and fall.
It will be sunset and sunrise, a collaboration of undertones
pulled together by circuits of moonlight.
Perhaps my translation will speak more to you
from the backs of seabirds, spilling across their beaks.
I will not become a spider,
legs aching from spinning, spinning, and spinning
every phrase you divulge to me.
Each sound will be stretched across a nebula,
my werewolf words becoming our mantra.
When this is over, we will understand each other.
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Literature
Sleep Is The Drug OfThe Living
When I was eleven, I stopped crying at night.
I just went to sleep.
I went to sleep and my self-loathing
sunk deeper into me, into my veins.
Then it covered me like a second skin.
I hated the body I lived in.
I hated my mind,
and I wanted to die.
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It's That Lincoln Spirit

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DeviantART Compliments #171More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!
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"DeeryDeerth
you are such an amazing friend
thank you for your undying support
i know things haven't been easy
i hope you know you're not alone
nor do you have to face anything alone
i'm here for you"
1/17/2017
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goldfinching you are awesome! your writing is so engrossing. i'm wishing you all the best in your creative (and noncreative) endeavors.
1/17/2017
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SunShiny-Sunflower you are so freaking rad!!! seriously!!! you're so talented and sweet! i love your creativity...whether it's your drawings, paintings, photos...etcetera...i love it all!
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LadyLincoln you are a constant source of unwavering inspiration for me. i aspire to be more like you. thank you for all that yo

I give my sincere thank yous and well wishes to all of the lovely souls who left these words of praise for me:

You are a constant source of unwavering inspiration for me. I aspire to be more like you. Thank you for all that you are.” - Anonymous, 1/17/2017

To the dearest, lovely LadyLincoln you give so much, purely out of the kindness of your heart. If I could I'd sing love and praises from the highest point I could reach! You've helped so many. Darling dearheart, words cannot accurately express how precious you are to us.” - Anonymous, 3/1/2017

Dear LadyLincoln many thanks for your support, love, care, compassion, empathy, understanding, and acceptance. I hope I can be more like you.” - Anonymous, 4/14/2017

What Others Have to Say...





"I don't know if you have any idea of how much the true magnitude of your writing does affect people. I look so forward to your journals. I always pray for your mom. Your attitude also has a big affect on me. You are a strong woman, like your mom and able to encourage others around you, even when you feel down yourself. So, let me say this: you have made a lasting impression. You have already made your ripples on my pond called life. I don't know of a stronger, more lovely and poised woman I desire to call my friend. I am trying to point my star more towards yours, because of your elegance, grace and charm. I want to be more like that. Thank you for being my standard."

Crossfire120576


"You are one of the most amazing women I have ever met only because you're so dedicated to EVERYTHING you do! It is inspiring. And you better never forget it. Because you are amazing."

LiliWrites


"I really appreciate your support. Always have. You are one of those people that are always there, always caring, always noticing, and always replying - simply always. You are a constant cornerstone here, and will probably always be the cornerstone in whatever it is you touch. You just have that in you. There's also a very deep level of kindness in the way you do things. And, I think it's time we all should admit to ourselves that you are DA's Lincoln. It just seems fitting. I wanted to thank you for the support and friendship, it means a lot to me, you are being who you are and it is enough of a gift. Keep being true to yourself and keep being strong."

leoraigarath


"The time, effort and love Jenene puts into the community is apparent at every turn. She is always there providing love and support to deviants in need, whether it be personal or professional, and she continually touches and affects so many people on a daily basis. Her devotion to the literature community is inspiring and so valued, and she continually dedicates her journals to every literature happening in the vast DeviantART community. Her kindness, selflessness and empathy for others make her the most sincere person I have ever encountered. She uses DeviantART to reach out to others and make a difference, and her voice is one that is highly well regarded and respected. Outside of DeviantART, she works in an emergency room, making a difference every single day."

Rosary0fSighs


"There is a level of emotional strength that is expected of an artist, being able to take every blow that is thrown and roll with the punches. Jenene takes those punches without flinching and still offers a shoulder to anyone who needs it, regardless of all else. You won't find a bigger heart around these parts."

ikazon


"Jenene, I think you are the one person everyone in the lit-community knows, and the world would be poorer without you. The Queen of Literature would be the perfect name for you in my own humble opinion, as you are there for anyone with a kind word or a compliment. Your writing is sincere and formidable, and your warm heart the source of so many wonderful things happening on this website, from features to the detailed lit-updates throughout this tight band of writers. For all of this, I can only say: Thank you for being here."

Lady-Yume


"I believe Jenene's deep affinity for Abraham Lincoln stems from something far more profound than a simple enthusiasm for history. I think she sees in Lincoln a kindred soul. She too holds a great love for words. She too holds her ideals and those she loves above herself, and it informs her every deed and thought. She too is blessed with a strength of character that enables her to push on with what is most important even when she is ill-used by life and people. Even though she may feel alone during the darkest times of her life, she most definitely is not. I and many, many other people feel that we are better for knowing her."

Memnalar


"Jenene is a powerful deviant with a giant heart. She is always caring and writes amazing journals that inspire and warm everyone who reads them. She is selfless, strong, and has an amazing attitude. Lincoln would be truly proud of her, as all of us are!"

Astrikos


"[As a writer] from a poem of one stanza to a prose piece of several paragraphs, Jenene is inspired from the intensity of that little understood emotion called love to craft her work. Her sentences, written with powerful imagery among other literary features, are read with the heart as much as with the eyes. From one piece to the next, her sincere and intimate expressions in her memoirs will bring tears to the eyes while her tender romantic works will compel you to think again about love and passion, whether you believe in it or not."

nightshade-keyblade


"Dearest Jenene, I have always admired you, and I always will, with your generosity, spirit, drive, compassion and love. There has never been a time where you haven't made me love you a little more with your endless love and your hope is truly a wondrous thing. You have such a beautiful, beautiful way with words and never cease to make me smile. You have such a gorgeous heart, filled with love. ♥."

HugQueen


"I don't have a lot of heroes outside of my parents. As a matter of fact, none are. But if there's anyone that has gotten any closer to becoming one it is you, Jenene. You are one of my deviantART heroes, you beautiful soul. I admire and respect you like no one else on this site for all of the love you consistently show everyone. Your altruistic nature is unparalleled, your artistic ingenuity is astounding, and you are simply one of the most beautiful souls I have ever encountered here on this fantastic site. Thank you for all that you do, Jenene. For me and for everyone. I love you so much."

chromeantennae


"Jenene is a selfless individual who always shows you just how much you are valued - as an artist, as a person, as somebody. She'll leave you a random note, or a random heart and for the rest of that day, you can't help but smile. The DeviantART community is not only blessed to have her among us, but we are inspired to follow in her footsteps as a humble artist who is giving, warm and genuine."

the-photographicpoet


"To the lovely LadyLincoln, you are nothing short of wonderful. I love all your work to pieces. Beautiful poetic words that touch my heart to the core. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Some of your works have gotten me through tough times. This is a reminder that you are such a sweet soul and that you inspire, comfort and encourage many artists in everything you do.

Thank you a million times over. ❤"

StarryEyedDreamer314


"Jenene is an inspiration -- patient and caring, everything I would like to be but am just not on her level. She gives me something to shoot for, no doubt. The star she sits atop is the brightest of all."

raspil


"I've always admired you from afar. It's only been in this past year, or months rather, that I've attempted to shed my shyness and bridge the gap. You are my idol, my mentor who didn't know she was mentoring. I find that the dA community is a far better place with you in it. I also find that the world would be silent....if you weren't around. I've seen so many people bow down to the point of not acknowledging the 'bad' things in the world. They stay in their holes, clutching teddy-bears of comfort, until nothing but the naivety and good fortune surrounds them. They don't want to stand amidst the conflict of violence, disease, poverty, among so many other things. They don't want to lend a hand of support or raise their voice about the issues. You, you stand tall. You do what is in your power to raise awareness and give support to those who need it. I am truly beside myself when I think of all the things you do. I can only aspire to follow in your footsteps. To make a change. To not just worry about myself and minor ordeals, but to look at the bigger picture.

You are an inspiration.
You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are amazing.
You are a blessing."

Shards-of-Shame


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LadyLincoln

Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
“Not all angels play the harp and sing,
some are called to battle.”
-ER RN Life


“Always look for the light in the darkness.
If you cannot find it, be the light.”

A Little About Me on DeviantART:

I have been writing since I was about six years of age. I write for my own enjoyment, a sense of inner fulfillment, and judge writing I read on the heart and soul of a piece that speaks to my inner heart. My writing is at times raw, but always honest. There is beauty everywhere and I seek it out, with an open mind and pen. I enjoy writing and reading novels of all sorts, but my favorite genres are Historical romance, fantasy, and suspense.

Away from DeviantART, I work daily in an Emergency room. Not surprisingly, there is always something exciting going on there. I do consider it my life’s work and love every minute of it. I also deem myself as a rather serious Abraham Lincoln scholar, and spend a great deal of my free time when not working studying, reading, learning, and eagerly collecting all things Lincoln.

What Can I Do For You Here?

As a former Literature Community Volunteer, I am very familiar with the community and will happily offer support to anyone who has questions or concerns at any time. I continue to strive my personal best to do whatever possible to make everyone’s experience here on DeviantART and beyond the absolute best that it can be.

Any other questions? Please feel free to send me a note.
Interests

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`LadyLincoln is a deviant that continuously goes above and beyond to nurture the deviantART community. During her time as a volunteer, she encouraged, pushed and motivated the literature community towards positive change and stood strong as a unifying voice even when it was difficult. Despite her lack of a ^, she is unwavering in her support and love for the community and daily exemplifies everything we define as devious. To this end we are honored to award deviousness to `LadyLincoln for June 2010.
-awarded June 2010

Needing Support or Know Someone Who Does?




I am keeping a Prayer Support Log. If you or anyone else you feel at any time needs a boost of support, a hug, or to be reminded how loved and appreciated he or she is, then by all means – send me a note and I will include them on the log and be more than happy to send a kind word or two their way.

Longing For Spring


Jenene. Writer. Aspiring to Inspire
past the end of this cold winter,
until the spring comes again,
until the flowers bloom again
stay there a little longer, stay there
Coding by baekmii Tiny Heart by socksyy

A Tender Reminder to All Who Venture Here:



Coding: UszatyArbuz Heartfelt Quote: LadyLincoln :heart:

Never Forget: You Are Loved



Sending love error message by Hekkoto
Credit: Hekkoto :heart:

With Love Always from Your Faithful Servant,


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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorite, my friend. :hug: I hope you are well.
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Barosus Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Writer
Thanks for the fav on Migration.  You were one of the people that I was thinking most off when I wrote it.  I am thrilled you liked it.
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bubble-fan Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama. ^^
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skrz777 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) 
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madam--guillotine Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favourite! :happybounce: +fav 
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
Thank you 💕
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Haegun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
Thank you for the watch.
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SamaxRex Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
thank you for the llama, my friend

here's a random song i like
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cerealnovels Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Thank you 😊 
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lilyrjensen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019   Digital Artist
Hi there! ✧・゚

Thank you so much for the fav!   ✦ It means a lot! Princess La

Nothing scares me anymore by lilyrjensen   
 
 
Please consider +watching if you like what I do! ✧・゚    I hope you have a wonderful day xx  light pink heart by DiegoVainilla Free Status Icon: In Progress by koffeelam
 
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting behind closed doors. :heart:
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denlm Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2019
You saved another one of my blogs? Wow, thanks!
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urbied Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
Thank you for your vote in the Lincoln Legacy contest.  I am humbled but happy.  I am almost through my third reading of Carl Sandburg's biography of Lincoln.  I learn many new things with each reading.  I mentioned once that I would like to go for a long drive with Mr. Lincoln in a big car (so that he would have a lot of leg room). I would love to talk with him.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting a gift of breadcrumbs. :heart:
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019
She's a bit late but here she is!
'Ask The Djinn' stamp by BATTLEFAIRIES
Thank you for Favouriting, dear!
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denlm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2019
Thanks for collecting my Writer blog. You are a sweetheart!
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank ya much for collecting both radiant child & ravenous.
It is very appreciated.
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urbied Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
Thank you Lady Lincoln for the fav.  
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DiablaDeLasFlores Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my Lord, your writing is so beautiful. I'm very glad that DC-26 linked me to you. :worship: :clap:
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LaurenIpsome Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019
Thanks for the fave on "R & R"!!
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James-Polymer Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2019
Thank you for +Faving my work! :happybounce:

If you're interested in Abraham Lincoln and his legacy, I think you would like my works The Big Sleep and Bugle Call. Give them a look-see if you want. =)
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Tiger--eyes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting “Part Dream” :hug:
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Penfury Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Thank you for the watch.  :hug: because everyone needs one.
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