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Memoir III
on the way to school:
roadside tsunami.
Sunday morning—
burnt pancakes,
lined like Jupiter.
Yin-yang cat
dozes, balancing
waking and dreaming.
Cloud gazing in
the rain—tears of the
weeping woman.
Hot chocolate—
marshmallow meteors
in a darkened sky.
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Ineffable: A Rubaiyat
        Sometimes, when it's tranquil and I get to   p o n d e r
      I begin to fathom we're made for each   o t h e r;
     I know that God plumped up my chest and its   c o n t e n t
     to safeguard your worn out bones from curling   o v e r.
    Laced, our hands trace shadows under mint moon's   c r e s c e n t;  
   we are lost causes and divulged dances   o u t s p e n t.  
   I know my skin is downy as opposed to   y o u r s
    for you to take shelter under my winged   s e g m e n t.
     Still, understand that you're the reason I can   s o a r,
     accept that we're a pastiche of paramour   c o r e s.
      I'm the answer to your unspoken   l i t a n y;
        Surely, you're my inglenook and my lifeboat's   o a r s.
:iconsammur-amat:Sammur-amat 14 24
the night in Sagada
lily-white fingers
forget-me-not eyes
dandelion bones
the unfurling
of wildfire,
the sound of
hair and sinew
cracking then breaking.
ripped, burned
then smothered.

the song
of raven wings
and starving
the soul of
a dispassionate
body billowing
like the waves beneath
dead skies.
your grave.
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songs of sorrow
the weeping of birds
autumn rain and sallow tears-
skies torn in defeat
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Languid Epiphany
my blue-hearted lady,
why let Spring
slip through your body;
to ricochet towards the end
of gravitation for dreams
to enter your lungs?
why let yourself
be battered by autumn rain;
so that the stars could
feast on what was left of you
and your dispassionate body?
why let your bones scatter
the earth; to give birth to
fireweeds and wildflowers
while the moss perforates
your marrows like river stones?
why let gods rattle
the moons at your ankles;
for the sun to scoop your spine
and drown your skin in fire?
why let your heart break loose
from your ribcage?  
why run away from a house
sewn together by ancestral teeth
and blood?
a house built with cupped veins
and hands open for your weeping?
for a man that leaves promises
hanging by the edge of his nails?
a man that never realized
how a sacrifice was meant
for the prayers of
those who learned how to give
not take?
why, blue-hearted lady,
why tear your wounds
and build your grave?
yet only time could tell
when I could
:iconbrokengod--veins:brokengod--veins 16 8
be still, my heart
light fell
stark colors to
float into sky
with glints of 
pearl dawn
in china blue
shattered sun
crawled out of sea
still- across breath
of shallow end.
organs drifting
carefully in the air
breathing empty water.
colors died 
to open air
honey sunlight
slid the bushes
toward canopy
under the trees
closed in pale flowers
left prints in soft soil
where more sunshine fell
from sky (strange as sea)
:iconlittlemoonboots:littlemoonboots 27 10
The crying wind
brings a
and blurred at
the edges,
:iconconcora:Concora 30 35
you blush and bruise
with sidewalks, stones,
the quiet doorways in your thighs
and the weight of your purple
tongue against mine
(a carnival of teeth)
if you swallowed the moon
with your agate jaws,
you could not be more nacreous
or divine
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Cupid's Cuspid: A Pantoum
                                              I, the chatoyant star-gazer,
                                              blown in by winds of west northwest,
                                              become each decrepit paper
                                              that lives in pyrrhic palimpsests.
                                              Blown in by winds of west northwest,
                                              I choose to be a moiety.
                                              My eyes he made his treasure chest;
                                              he is my shrine, my piety.
                                              I choose to be a moiety,
                                              ever half-full and bucolic;  
                                              lavender rain anxiety-
                                              in your lightning I will frolic.
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I breathe words into your lungs
trapping syllables inside your ribs until they echo
shadow words taking form;
hope flight resting in the spaces
until we speak with the same tongue
tripping whole and unwhole,
until we breathe together (as one).
Your rhythm is mine
and I'm torn asunder in the gentle warmth of you.
Your body is a ship in the ocean
held underneath salt crystals that clasp you
as tight as an oyster
and I open your dress and let it fall
to the sand
and my hands trace those tender curves in the wan light
of morning, in a sea we created last night.
You see yourself as a wreck you seek to plunder
but I see only the skeleton of survivors that haunt the shore
beautiful ghosts that tresspass over my lips
with soft kisses in the early hours
and love letters I have left unwritten in my mind.
They wait for my pen, or courage enough to try to paint you with words,
and hang weightlessly above us.
while I press my hands through your ribs
sifting for gold dust
and the murmurs of y
:iconrosary0fsighs:Rosary0fSighs 31 14
Late Monet in a Boy's Bedroom
you have mourned for a childhood spent
siphoning color's touch from men with your eyes
unshut, begging at the heels of lovers who
wanted to know your shadows. you accepted them
into your bed, reminding yourself of such moments when
you lay back: powerless, aroused. his hands knew you
in wide spectrums they shouldn't have, but you lusted
and lust for another whose brush is careless, whose teeth
will paint your neck without praying to consequence,
who will have you jealously, selfishly: who will let you
call him by that paternal name that rots your liver, that
makes your tongue soft for affectations. he was a liar,
but a charming, intelligent man: an artist, blending his
half-blind writer.
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The Half-Way Point
We had fallen together before;
into love and into sleep
and as I careened from
one consciousness to another
I heard you speak to me.
Your whispers tint my dreaming hours
with rosy kisses and a gentle touch.
And when I hurtle down
through starlight and through stinging clouds,
you catch me as I go.
Through a veil of halfway-dreaming,
I reached out and brushed the wall instead.
I thought you'd turned to stone
and shivering I dreamed you left me
living life alone.
So when I woke I read your words
to reassure me you were well,
and I calmed my trembling like
you would if you were here.
I constantly come to terms
that my soul's hand is holding yours
and find my solace there.
:iconcallerofcrows:callerofcrows 13 4
time-spared drawers of dreams
i. someday the sight-starved
will find more than just the moon -
that i promise you.
we've seen all of what happiness
will never be and
like liquid stars in the milky way,
smiles will seep down
into the oceans of your laughter.
never mind what they said
about shady equilibrium;
it's only man's insecurity.
truth is, there is no
karma -
no rule, no eyes
watching over you;
just the forgotten remains of the
god that falls on us
every time it rains.
ii. someday, my dear,
those cranes won't just be
an exhibition of folded paper -
and those tears you cry now?
[which you hate so much?]
will leak into my arterial walls
and tell me they only tell stories of ecstasy;
we just have yet to realize.
love, it won't be long
till autumn will not be as forgotten
and between these
multiple shades of grey, will rest
the emptiness within yo[us]
and the broken smiles
of a shattered yesterday.
iii. grieve not, sweet traveler -
our draining journey has just begun.
and though you have been without comfort for s
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hope sings
"We are too dark,"
Twilight whistled to the cricket
With lonely lips.
"How will I find you?
How will I embrace my beloved
When I cannot see?"
"Listen," chirped he.
And with a lover's heart
His song overwhelmed the dark
Until Twilight opened her eyes to see.
Nightly, he guides her through,
Reminding her
That even when she cannot see
She is never alone.
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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
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“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
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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 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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