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She wore layers. I don't just mean her clothes, though she was well layered up in those. She'd come out in a hat, a backpack, an undershirt, an over-shirt, jeans, socks, shoes, and to cover it all, a giant flannelette top that wrapped around her like a hug; and then under all of that she hid the layers of her true self. When she talked, it was a whisper. When she laughed, her mouth quirked upwards and opened in a quiet huff of air.
Six months in, she was starting to thaw. A layer dropped -- her backpack fell from her shoulders and crumpled at her feet. At the same time, she started to talk. It wasn't much of a change, just a slight increase in volume, and a tendency to verbalise a little more frequently; but I noticed it all the same.
Another three months and the hat came off. That day, I heard a real laugh peel out of her. It echoed in my head that night when I showered, and my thoughts started to change. I'd written her off before -- she was too small, too quiet, too innocent, too pr
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Day dream hero
I want to feel weightless and to hold up the sky
Visit pearly pink cities in the cloud
Glowing in the sunsets
I will be a hero to the people
Holding my empty hands outstretched
To hold off the frostbite and the fading light
Under the blackest skies
I will curl my fingers around the last stars
Make an immortal bridge
To tie happily ever afters to
The realm of ever-chaotic tomorrows
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my tears fall
with the forest's trees
a changing path
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(#3) unfeeling
22:34 29/05/2016.
its really quite late
and im not sure when to sleep anymore -
day break, night fades,
it doesn’t make a difference.
ive lost a kind of shine in my eyes,
and gained a glaze that reminds
everyone of my growing distance
of these growing weeds.
the lights are rarely on nowadays,
lingering in cold bedsheets
my fingers twitch
my eyes wont open once they close.
so i dont close them at all,
fearing the end i sometimes pondered
so morning always comes-
it hasn’t proved me wrong.
yet i somehow hope
that the sun will one day sink
and never rise again.
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(#4) bad choices
20:52 10/06/2016.
i could swallow it all, like
that void that captured my grievences
and froze them so they’d last forever.
i could make a drink out of it, like
the liquid i find settled in my stomach
so very often- never left, never leaving.
i could cloud my head, like
a light bulb went out and summer came running
humid, foggy- uncleareable coughs.
i could be happy
but i choose to eat all the nasty words,
until im swollen with ignorance, bitter ignorance,
and coughing it up hurts so bad,
scorching my throat at the mercy of any kinds words.
i could be happy.
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mother's skinning ginger
and i've become so bitter.
i'm brimming with vengeance and nowhere to stab it,
every slash and broken line just another tilt toward
madness / so look, love (haven't i said that before?)
i don't write about god and the only form of
kisses i give are fearful touches to crystal's forehead
and napkins stained with waxberries and wine.
the concept of spring is just too damn dirty; i miss the
eyes i had in winter. better to shiver and have enough
plans to smile than lie still with the static and music.
between dishes and worry and wind-snapped laundry,
my ideas tangle with hair at the end of the broom,
the men on television and ruin and despair...
i don't think in lyrics anymore.
"It’s not enough to say the heart wants what it
wants. I think of the ravine, the side dark with pines
where we lounged through summer days, waiting for
something to happen; and of the nights,
walking the
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The Gravity Between Bodies
When the storm came,
I was sitting on the green
underneath the shade
of an old familiar tree.
So many years, I’d watched it
rustle and bend free
and just this morning
I watched it break before me.
I have never known beauty
like the myth of fingerprints
I never saw so clearly
as when I needed to change.
There is a sign in the window
inside a passing store:
a woman I don’t recognize
isn’t welcome anymore.
When I get older,
and they ask why I went away:
The gravity between bodies
is so awfully hard to take
I have never known beauty
like the myth of fingerprints
Am I sleeping deeply,
or will we meet again?
Somewhere in the darkness
there’s a beautiful sound!
From a woman in the mountains
with no reason to come down.
There’s a fire in the valley
There’s a river in the hills
There’s an old soldier praying
to the things that made him kill.
I have never known beauty
like the myth of fingerprints
They hold me so sweetly
and hurt me just the same
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Mature content
rut :iconcristinewakesuphappy:cristinewakesuphappy 3 3
these brilliant faerie hearts
midsummer night
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breathe in the scent of happiness
dandelion hands reach through
sunflower screens and
they don't to blow away in the
hopes of wishes coming true
[they already are;
  dreams existing through rainbow words]
fingers don't tap on plastic keys, they
brush against new landscapes,
drifting into wor[l]ds of comfort and
birdsong dancing on gentle breezes
two souls are connected by more than a flickering signal.
they are connected by the roots that
have taken hold in their hearts.
they are connected by the rivers
rushing through their veins.
they are connected by existing as themselves,
and existing together.
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Damned Kids
"You wanna see something cool, Peter?"
Marnie's hair was long, shaggy. She peered at me through it. Shy. Brown eyes behind black curtains.
Every time she said that, it was an adventure. Danny'd snicker at me. "Where'd she drag you off to this time, Pete? Catch a chicken and kill it? Pull the wings off butterflies?"
The whole town thought Marnie and her family were strange. Marnie was bullied at school. One time Danny shoved a cup of worms into her locker. Everybody thought that was real funny.
I didn’t. It was stupid. Marnie was just quiet. Her mom drank a lot, didn’t leave the house much. Her dad, well. He wasn't around.
Marnie drummed threadbare sneakers on my porch. One of her knees was scabbed.
"Sure," I said. We grabbed our bikes.
Marnie led me down a dirt road. She stopped, skidded up dust. I did the same. "There," she said, "We're going under the fence." She slipped her thumbs under the barbed wire and scooted under it like a raccoon. She held the wire up for me.
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darkness flows
time spins the wide world
turning away from the sun
nighttime shadows grow
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fire stepped out of its place in the hearth -
a shift like turbulence, a silent rattle
in the dead of sleep that lifts eyelids;
yet time turns over and over -
as thoughts in the sleepless do -
never a pause for any one,
never a concern for tired bones.
it wrings the cloth in me;
nausea and a smile are 
unhappily wed, for no one
asked for objections.
when will it end?
the feeling of standing on the edge
wobbly legs, lightheadedness;
the home is cold, bitter and blistered
and still tomorrow stops by for a visit
even in this bleak subsistence 
I must answer the door with repletion
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His wings were glorious. It was 1985 and my father had just finished crafting another masterpiece. This one was unvarnished, a golden-winged angel, each feather individually carved into the wood. Since my father carved for himself and his family more than he sold, I asked if the angel could be my special gift. I considered it undervalued and priceless and my father, mercifully, agreed to let it stand in a tranquil glade I frequented.
I named him Azrael because I thought it was the most beautiful name I'd ever heard. Each day I would tell him my joys and sorrows, and he would listen patiently. When we studied Shakespeare, I would practice my lines upon him, and when I knew nobody else could hear, I would speak in iambic pentameter. Invariably, these would begin with "Verily". I didn't know what it meant, but I had always liked the sound of it.
"Verily," I would announce. "Verily, were I to be born a Queen,
my subjects royal would e'er love me well
for always would I have and have been
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Its That Lincoln Spirit


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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"
goldfinching you are awesome! your writing is so engrossing. i'm wishing you all the best in your creative (and noncreative) endeavors.
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!
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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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!"


"[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."


"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. ♥."


"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."


"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."


"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. ❤"


"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."


"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."


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`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.
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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.

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

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With Love Always from Your Faithful Servant,


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Thank you so much for faving, dear. :glomp:
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Thank you for the fav, my lovely. :heart:
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Long overdue check-in. Hope you're doing well and that the summer is treating you generously my dear :hug: Haven't seen your page in a while so to what I'm pretty sure are updated box skins,.. i want to say, I love the flowers so much!
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For no other reason than because I can...…

Happy Sunday! :)
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Woah! I love your profile! It's very pretty and well designed! Your poetry is superb too! :33

Keep up the good work! 
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Thank you for the favorite! :heart:
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hello friend, i love you & hope you're doing well <3
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Thank you for the support, as always <3
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Thank you for faving Love in Your Eyes

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Thank you so much for the watch and fave! ^_^ It is such a pleasure to interact with you! 
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Oh Lovely Lady, of inner peace;
a strength beyond what other's see -
draw towards you bags of broken lizzards;
puzzle them together...
and when they are whole,
know you are their Lovely Little Lady
who sat and stitched their soul.

Removing barbs and arrow tails,
with a calming touch and anchored heart.
Collecting torn feathers in loving hues;
a sharp, curved needled and straight-lacing the twine.

You love with each word, with each touch you care;
concern and understanding float, flit and flow
around your being and through your soul.
It meets mine.
It stops, warps...
...becomes the monster inside me
I am trying to drag out,
and I fear. I worry. I flee,
before I corrupt this angel
whose hands are held out to me,
arms open,
willing to hug this wretched wreck.

**~** | **~** | **~**

And the wreck is reborn from the phoenix ashes,
whole, courageous, strong and beautiful in her own eyes...
...even if only for one silent moment as the second sprints by.

**~** | **~** | **~**

This melted rubber whale,
now floats in the warming bathwater of your love -
for your heart is open and inviting,
peaceful and quiet...
...sanctuary in a sick world.

**~** | **~** | **~**

In short, you are the ruler,
aiding me to stand straight and tall and be proud
of the flower my blossom will open into.

You are the measure
against which I hold up my progress.
Scared the tiny marks might never reach up to yours;
"what ifs" trumpet their questions and scenarios,
like wayward farts killing the mood,
and they block my ears and heart
so I cannot see your light or feel your love.

Yet, your words cloak me like a mummy's bandages;
wrapping me tighter and tighter and tighter...
... the softest silks and plushest velvet,
while you hold cool cotton cloths to my fever-addled being,
and wrap my soul in a rare word-deed salve
created by your own mind,
from fragments of your soul,
that soothes all pain. ALL PAIN.

You plant in me an urge to be...better,
to speak...clearer,
to love...with my whole heart-soul-spirit-mind-body...
in a combination that is strong enough,
to raise my long-dead heart.

You. Are. Amazing.

You. Are. Beautiful.

You. Are. Special.

You. Are. Strongest - conqueror of all.

You. Are. Perfect...200% perfect...and You. Are. Loved.

Abraham Lincoln is Confident Abraham Lincoln is ready for it Abraham Lincoln Huh? 
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