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denial and uglier aftermath
i drink to you, raising my glass and
choking down the things you left,
ignoring my gag reflex and waiting
on the buzzing in my head, white cotton
lullabies for the weak of heart.
it kills me that we are just a
collection of vignettes, that soon
i might see your blossom fingers
and bleeding sunset smile but
only as a memory gone static with neglect;
this summer, i became a rebel. a
martyr in a child’s game, a vagrant
with boxes of dead poetry to call
a home, and when i asked you to want me,
it’s only so you’d take the sanity and consciousness
with you when you left. i miss
the days when personality disorders
were not graceful.
do you even remember taking me to the moon?
you were so fucking tripped out on acid
and weed and love and other drugs
that you thought we were a portrait.
midnight blues and sober grays
breaking even for a story,
but every planet we landed on
was already dead.
and trust me, i know you wish life was
a one night stand, because you
can’t keep
:iconintricately-ordinary:intricately-ordinary 72 62
In star-crossed balance
and I will learn
how to sew these skies together
when the constellations
unravel themselves
like a monsoon.
pillars of bones
and the quakes of every heartache
rests in the space
between my lungs
and my ribcage-
a home built to shelter
the song of the ocean
and the sweet silence of clouds
drifting above my irises,
against the downpour of waterforms
colliding in my veins.
[pluma, membrana-
nothing but the softness of dreams
and the heaviness of air]
I am a star-crossed lover;
a body who nurtures the mind
the heart
and the soul-
misers in a variety of matrimony
with this forsaken archipelago
whose plates have long ago been
separated by their unequal forces
then the climax
of life
came in slow motion
in vigorous verses.
the beginning of the end,
flowers blooming from bone marrows
and the sounds
of heavy breathing
white dwarves
pour out into the open
scattered like debris,
the discontinuity of souls
in my palms
but only the m
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Loving a Writer
When you read their work –
and it is work,
and you will often come second to the job –
it’s best to know which pieces are fictions,
which ones are wishes,
and which parts are for you.
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Teaching Summer to Breathe
Summer will always remind me of hot, sweltering nights spent drinking sangria, through the dripping fairy lights of your bedroom window. A sticky, starry sky looked back at us, the glow of the moon almost golden in the heat. Fourteen meant we weren't growing up fast enough and a liquor cabinet key seemed to hold the answer to that problem.
You taught me how to drink that night.
(You also showed me how beautiful it was to just hold your breath till your head spins and reality seems like it is going to fade further and further away.)
Six summers ago I met a boy who liked to tell me how much like summer I was. He was big boned and thin skinned and the first time I told him he wasn't mine to keep, he left handprints on my skin that reminded you of a canvas covered in autumn leaves that you saw in New York. Then you proceeded to break every single window in his house (Yes, even the one in the attic he loved so much.)
You taught me how to smile through heartbreak that night.
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a wife's lot
spent as vapors,
the truths of the starving.
no root to the vines
they are charming.
spun soft but not weak;
bright leaks in the cellar.
i swear i have not
enough salt to empillar.
forked kisses
and absent shovel thrusts
bless rusted rings with vast distrust.
a smack of lust in entrancing dust
that romances backseats
with crimson masses disgust
as tracked axes gush.
you picked all the strewn
and found the door
fast as falling,
a shame not honored
and blame dissolving.
ripped out the knob
as cobblestones revolving
turned mattress
to lapse appalling.
o gomorrah, adore me
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Mature content
for the love of posterity :iconkonjuku:Konjuku 9 1
Crystal Supergrass
—See, you need to think of it like a business proposition. That's all this is. Business. And sometimes when you're trying to run a successful, profitable business, you have to make sacrifices. And the thing is. Well, you know what the thing is. I'd be down for this but Fish just doesn't like fish.
She throws her hands and giggles at her own joke. She rocks from heel to toe and then paces her bedroom, stepping on dirty clothes and pillows. She sits on her bed beside me, pushing stacks of paper onto the floor. Handwritten lyrics and sketches of skinny women and music sheets scatter. She rests her hand on my shoulder and looks me dead in the eye.
—And think about it like this. How often do you get to seduce someone? I mean, yeah, you could seduce a girl, but it's not the same. Girls don't think with their vaginas the same way guys think with their dicks. You have to be lovey with a girl. This is just raw sexuality until you have the quad. And we're in the hole, man. I mean, wh
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stella melodia
you weren’t only made
from spun rainwater
woven into clouds;
you were passed through
the exhales from angels,
whispers of dreams that
fell from their lips and
morphed into nebulae.
you weren’t just fabricated from
fingertips of something more,
whatever that may mean;
you were touched by
a constellation--
a cluster of asteroids so bright
it couldn’t help but
rub off on you.
you were made from
the dying breath
of a galaxy;
the final notes it hummed
as it exploded into
particles of grace
floating around in a
navy-lit sky.
you were made from
a star’s melody,
the song it sang every night
until it found a better use
and gave itself up
for you.
you give back something beautiful
every time you breathe.
                              [ Vos sunt stellam scriptor melodiam. ]
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metallic sky
you fell from the moon in all your
silver-skinned glory,
i found you on my doorstep, blue
eyes round with awe.
kissing you is like kissing the reflection
of the yellow sun,
my fingers sliding down your striking
metallic figure.
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A Lesson Learned
I know why the baby birds hatch
in the new found morning glory,
and why icicles, hanging from drainpipes,
melt during spring time.
I can tell you how the constellations
know more than we do and tell stories
older than time itself:
of folklore and myth.
I can tell you how the sky opens up
and weeps despite its joy.
But I can't tell you the rhyme or reason
behind why feelings harden, like a stone.
I can't show you the way to paradise
or to your hearts desires.
For, this I have not seen.
You tell me about cold shoulders
after years of a warm embrace.
You show me how colors dull
and that we're all blind as the night
that finds us all.
You find every crack in my wall,
every stumble in my step.
You remind me that sometimes
all really is lost.
And yet, I still listen.
For I am starting to unravel and discover
that darkness will find me
no matter how far
I run.
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because we're too afraid to fly in daylight
just when i thought i was home,
the welcome mat
turned to tacks beneath my feet.
i apologized for the blood
that crept into the cracks and stained your porch.
this isn't the redwood i had in mind;
but i think it's kind of beautiful,
in the same way
a moth can't find its way to the stars
from inside the garage so it
flicks its maddened wings to make a
ting, ting, ting
on a dying lightbulb.
"abyssus abyssum invocat,"
i whisper to the winged-dreamer
as she makes her way across my cheek.
i know she hears it as she
eases past my softly, parted lips.
ex glande quercus,
her wings thump morse code
against the rawness of my throat
and i swallow to quiet her pain.
hush, now shush. be still, my dear;
trees do not talk or bleed.
you've given your wings to grow with me
and we will reach the heavens.
we will be greater than the oaks
as our forest of hair plants us among the stars;
then, we will be home.
hitched to the sky
with the veins of your wings
and stuck with the red of
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the your chest
i will
always be there for you
right at the end
of the arc
of your arrow
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a few years back you drowned
yourself nightly, face-down
and bloated, infatuated
with the moon's pearly depressions.
in darkness, I’d remembered you as
the theoretical portrait you used
to define death to different
philosophers. but now, a long
and simple time exceeds your careful
skin, your embryonic forms bruising
beneath quietudes where i had promised
you absolution and developed things,
and you kept still like a planet.
the letters you wrote from loved to lonely
were there when you peeled back my teachings,
because the skin beneath my thoughts
was your one taste of honest stillness
without newspaper words calling themselves
over, heady and apologetic, like lineal
beauties mating with the ambience.
you prophesized your own downfall
and romanticized it, noting only
the longevity of the paper doll people with
champagne sincerities frothing from their lips,
instead of the muffled pulse they carried
in weakness. and when you scar,
not beautifully, you will begin
to honor the treas
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snowglobe song
It grew in lightless dissonance. The perfect balance of warmth and wetness which would deform any suckling and birth putrescence. Here, in the dank depths of hope deferred, it grew.
They formed it with their broken voices and it strained to hear every lost syllable. Between the fragmented sounds, a constant; a muffled whisper of a melody. It sank as though it were made to exist beneath those muddy refrains.
Little mocking bird, born without a song of its own. It stapled grounding reasons to each feather and chirped a scratched-out song to dandelions in the place of clouds. Rough notes swept across the seeds. A coarse melody was reborn in those colorless tufts, which suffocated every living thing on the small bird's horizon. The sullen snowglobe burned brightly as creatures tried to breathe under the ungodly weight of a once insignificant song.
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maven of the strings
let me sing to you,
clear as the evening
and pure as the snow
we are grieving
let your worn hands stray
as my anthems paint
a new sky
for syncopated breathing
let go your seething
and sway to my instrument voice,
full harmony laid
at the feet of the needing
let my song
ease your beating
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It's That Lincoln Spirit

I Support...

Thank you PoetryOD :heart:


Thank you Spotlight: DeviantART Compliments #171

DeviantART Compliments #171More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!
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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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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.

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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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting it's dangerous to go alone....
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Domaex Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for being a beautiful and kind light throughout the community. I saw you were in need of prizes, may I offer 2 digital art commissions?
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sophiecowdrey Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for suggesting my artwork for the DD! :heart: So incredibly kind of you and I'm very grateful. 
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nosedivve Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Writer
Thank you for adding Camouflage.Tethered to your collection. :heart:
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner May 18, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting war memorials.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
I sincerely appreciate the watch, thank you for the support! :heart::aww:
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twelvedaysofjune Featured By Owner May 12, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for collecting my piece <3
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting mental contortionist. <3
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Lodestar1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I raised awareness for you LadyLincoln.
Rosa A.K.A StarzInAll suffers from Major Depressive Disorder and I'm curing her mental illness by talking to her and making her laugh.
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PermanentlyExhausted Featured By Owner May 9, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
sending you love, always. :heart:
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner May 2, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the favorite, dear one. :heart:
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for faving Make Your Mask with Prisms.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting an endless expedition.
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twelvedaysofjune Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, lovely lady <3
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting no sunlight, my friend. <3
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ProsePetals Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2019
Thank you for ALL that you do. I haven't been regularly active here in so long, but I enjoy reading your thoughts and I adore all that you put forward. XOXO Happy Easter to you and yours. <3
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twelvedaysofjune Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
also thank you for the watch :heart:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Huggle :backhug: :hugs: :snuzzle: V3 :loveseat: 
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twelvedaysofjune Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for collecting my piece <3
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Welcome to :iconthe-creative-writer:

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nkltplkd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for making "Nothing but a Soppy Song" a favorite, much appreciated!
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barefootliam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2019
Thank you for :+fav: on my Notre Dame poem - Treasured Literature, what a nice collection name.
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019   Writer
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for collecting an invitation (red and unread). <3
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