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American Duchess by mim304 American Duchess :iconmim304:mim304 20 3 Eddie's Christmas 2017 by mim304 Eddie's Christmas 2017 :iconmim304:mim304 7 6 Wake Me Up When September Ends... by mim304 Wake Me Up When September Ends... :iconmim304:mim304 37 10 Eddie's Christmas Card 2016 by mim304 Eddie's Christmas Card 2016 :iconmim304:mim304 5 8 The Red Door by mim304 The Red Door :iconmim304:mim304 5 6 Madison, Indiana Bridge by mim304 Madison, Indiana Bridge :iconmim304:mim304 14 20 Eddie's Christmas Card 2015 by mim304 Eddie's Christmas Card 2015 :iconmim304:mim304 7 3 Miss Kitty by mim304 Miss Kitty :iconmim304:mim304 14 2 Little Red by mim304 Little Red :iconmim304:mim304 7 9 Buddy by mim304 Buddy :iconmim304:mim304 21 15 Elf in Training by mim304 Elf in Training :iconmim304:mim304 12 8 Shine On by mim304 Shine On :iconmim304:mim304 29 10 Make A Wish by mim304 Make A Wish :iconmim304:mim304 16 8 Markland Pike Barn by mim304 Markland Pike Barn :iconmim304:mim304 12 7 Merry Christmas from Eddie by mim304 Merry Christmas from Eddie :iconmim304:mim304 20 11 Riki Mae and Me by mim304 Riki Mae and Me :iconmim304:mim304 9 28
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Scars to Prove It
Cool and dark morning
Pure unadulterated silence
No motion, no movement
Just me, my beating heart
My thoughts no longer spinning
Emotions no longer a vortex
Just this feeling of comfort
Surrounded and protected in some way
Dear God I hope I have finally
Reached the other side of this
The pain so deep, so intricately woven
Into every thought of the immediate days gone by
It felt so dark at times
At times, so sad and frustrating
When love ends, it’s like this
But even so, I wouldn’t trade it
Not for the sun, moon and stars
Love keeps me alive
It gives me hope for the future
It brings me peace in the present
It’s just a different kind of love now
It’s just a different series of thoughts now
Letting go is like walking through the fire
It’s like being naked in an icy cold rain
But once you stand fast and focus
The emotions subside
The tide takes them back out to sea to transform them
And then it comes, the peace and healing
I hope I’m really there this time
I f
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The Yard's members best shot!

:thumb124477873:Haight Ashbury by almcdermid
On Cities: NYC011 by magaz:thumb134608709:Hitchcock's Birds by Turin231
The Old Times by MeteOzbek:thumb46616456:cycles by Marutsero
A Silent Prayer by mim304:thumb122025498::thumb136745956:
P O V E R T Y by guille1701Lonely by Phaedrus-42Hug by defiancetotale
Sitting, Thinking, Wishing by Kel-----BelShy. by Jack070Surveillance by Timothy-Sim
All Dressed Up For the Bus by PaulMcKinnonLibre Abandono by darkqueenoirimaginary friend by wadj-wer
:thumb132687678:Viscosity by OnurKorpeogluWhere i lay my head is home. by opportunistatlarge
''Fun for All'' by e-facade:thumb135764758:Prague by mugshotpro
:thumb129571487:lluvia 01 by achqzInsieme by irelands-gem21
Starbucks by Talkingdrum:thumb118788266:Skepsis by entengruetze
Exhilaration by djailledieWaiting for the train by oToupeiraThe Line by oO-Rein-Oo
:thumb127453928:Amsterdam 03 by BirthmarkAgainst the sun 1 by JohnDent
Suiside attempt by gorbuhaSlowly by cihanyumFeeding Pigeons, Feet Up by Earth-Hart
.It's Raining, It's Pouring. by katt-25Forest Gumpta by JonnyGoodboy:thumb127910808:
dancing over the roofs by Catliv:thumb104009397:Friends by JACAC
passing by by I-mightbewrong:thumb69413521:History in the Making by MiniWookie
:iconthe-yard-collective:The-Yard-Collective 48 18
But Goodbye
I think I finally reached the end
I cannot fall any further down
There’s only looking up from here
I think I finally closed the door
You know the one
The one you still try and crash through
I don’t know why
I even talk to you or respond at all
Maybe I’m hoping for an apology
I won’t get that
All I’ll get is what I’ve always had
I’m grateful for what we had
I learned so much
But I’m ready to leave you behind now
I cannot cry another tear
The well of me dry and empty now
Ready to be filled again with love from the inside
I will miss you
I still love you
But...well, Good bye
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Jazz on The Brooklyn Bridge by somebody3121 Jazz on The Brooklyn Bridge :iconsomebody3121:somebody3121 10 5 Sailing to... Love... by Wimley Sailing to... Love... :iconwimley:Wimley 162 62 Sorrow by xfze Sorrow :iconxfze:xfze 8 3 Welcome To Sunset Country by kkart Welcome To Sunset Country :iconkkart:kkart 818 125
Just Keep Going
Driving down the road
Letting it all go
Fast as the wind
Blowing through me again
Eyes burning with tears
The lights look like stars
The music is up loud
Shadows running into the ground
Tomorrow’s a brand new day
I’m only here and looking on
No more yesterdays
I just can’t go back again
Disjointed thoughts may seem
To control my every move
But look I’m standing tall
I’m doing well All in All
Think I’ll just keep going
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Bike by AniMal-e Bike :iconanimal-e:AniMal-e 120 83 Canoe Sunset by jayshree Canoe Sunset :iconjayshree:jayshree 31 19
Summer Contest Winners!
Here are the winners for the Summer Contest:
:star: 1st place: by ModestManiac
:star: 2nd place: by mim304
:star: 3rd place: by BcauseSheExists
And, as I promised, here are the entries. Show them some love too, because they all deserve it!
Precious . D a n d e l i o n s by KuchikixRukia :thumb134471168: End of Sunset near the Lake by frayart :thumb131978624: :thumb134299850: Lighthouse I by DiCa Birds by DiCa s u m m e r by ladynathz :thumb133643221: :thumb133643641: Burn Away My Memories by ShutterCrazy Sweet 'n Wild by ShutterCrazy Almost like palm trees by rosaarvensis Within reach by rosaarvensis Aura by mim304 :thumb132488606: :thumb132006537:  View from above by jayshree 00022 by Crossfire322 00023 by Crossfire322 Paradise places N 11 by minotauro9 Summer colours by minotauro9 :thumb127008601: :thumb131110956: down by the sea by redkitestring when the world stops by redkitestring Summer.of.Love by ByK-b Smell of summer in the air by ByK-b Mexico Beach July 2009... by LadyAliceofOz Catching Summertime... by LadyAliceofOz :thumb131182318: :thumb123769949: :thumb959
:icondark3y3s:dark3y3s 4 11
natures fractal II by db-imagery natures fractal II :icondb-imagery:db-imagery 118 56 Shiny Red Bike by TeaPhotography Shiny Red Bike :iconteaphotography:TeaPhotography 50 30
[PhotoJournalism] Community Choice #3
Community Choice: Photojournalism
edition #3

The Story
Community Choice started out as a simple series of articles by jeriweaver where deviants could choose one deviant's gallery and pick three deviations from it to feature. In February of 2008 I, Helewidis gave a twist to that idea and asked the Senior community to choose one deviation from a gallery (back then it was for Artistic Nudes, today it is for photojournalism) and add a write-up explaining why they loved the piece so much and why we should see the it.
The project soon extend to non-seniors and took the form of Community Choice's News Articles, embraced by several Gallery Moderators (currently under other names too, but the gist is the same) and by everyone in deviantART.
The goal of this project is simple: To provide a fun and simple way of featuring good work from deviant
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Hearts Can Be Broken by PridesCrossing Hearts Can Be Broken :iconpridescrossing:PridesCrossing 202 188
Don’t tell me about love
I don’t want to hear about it right now
I don’t want to see it in the faces of the strangers
As they pass by me on the street
Don’t tell me about compromise
Or what’s right in your version of reality
I’m just not interested in your vile manipulation
Intended to control those around you so they can’t hurt you
Your attempts to save yourself from love
Ripped my heart out and smashed it on the ground
You profess to love and desire companionship
You want someone to bully, to control
What a fool I was to believe you
I know the heart of you so ravaged and torn
And I thought I could save you
I know I knew better
But in a weak moment
I felt what was underneath all that pain
The pain you’re always trying to run from
And I saw who you really were
It’s a shame you can’t see
And it’s a shame you saw in me
The things that just aren’t there
You’re seeing ghosts but that’s not me
I’m real and I’m a
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Tue Dec 29, 2015, 10:00 AM
                                      BROKEN ...

On September 28, 2015 my world was forever changed...

I lost my good friend to "Sudden Death."  I am Broken... 

There were so many things left unsaid.  So many things left undone. So many , "Oh, we can do that another day or another time."  Now, every time my phone rings, or every time I get a text or an IM, and expect it to be's not...that familiar beep or ringtone only makes my heart hurt, because I know it will never ever be her again.  And, all of those things left unsaid and all of those things that should have been done and weren't...will never be...I keep waiting for the pain of missing her to get easier.  I hear that it does, "with time..."  Somehow, I just don't believe that! So, I am left Broken...until one day I will see her again.  

Please enjoy this beautiful artwork that I have come across this week to go along with my journal. Feel free to stop by the artist's page and compliment them on their work, if you so desire.  I'm sure they would appreciate it.  :nod:

The Mirror by KrisVlad   Standing Alone by Egglington   Broken Heart by Akonza   Saviour of the Broken by Purplejackdaw   .: Rox :. by Rare-Pearl   Let Me Heal Your Heart.... by Tigles1Artistry   .Paper and Sound by IsaiahStephens   time is precious.. by candysamuels In Loving Memory of ABBAS by ErkanKalenderli

A few of the Groups that I belong to are:

:iconmelody-of-art:  :iconmusicinspired:  :iconthe-art-of-music: :iconprofits-for-animals:  :iconskyandnatureclub:  :iconthe-great-outdoors:  :iconnature-photos: :iconcanon-users:  :iconstopbsl:  :iconcincinnati-deviants:  :iconartists-of-indiana: 

The Animal Rescue Site

Get creative on
  • Listening to: Tunes on Spotify
  • Reading: Power In The Blood by Michael Lister
  • Watching: The Clock
  • Playing: The hand I was dealt....
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water


Melissa "Mim"
Artist | Photography
United States
Hi! My name is Melissa, but, everyone calls me Mim...or Mimi. I love my Min-Pin (Susie), Photography, Music, Running, Cycling, Reading and a ton of other things, but, not necessarily in that order. (Except for Susie, of course!) :love:
I also love double entendres. A lot, if not most of my picture titles have double meanings. Some people that view them may pick up on what I'm really trying to say immediately, while others--never quite get it. But, that's ok. That's how art is supposed to be. Derive from it your own meanings and interpretations. But, most of all...just enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my page and if you'd like, take a look through my gallery. I appreciate any and all comments and critiques of my work. :-)
*NOTE* Just an update...Susie, my Min-Pin that I spoke of in the first paragraph, died in my arms at 1:50am, Friday morning, 01/29/10 in the ICU at a Vet. Specialty Hospital. I didn't want to change the order of "The things I love" because, she's still the number one and always will be! My heart is broken, but, I know she can see again, and no longer has to take insulin shots twice a day or have her treats spiked with medicine. R.I.P. My Little One!
05/25/01 - 01/29-10 :tears: :love: :heart: :hug:

Current Residence: Indiana
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Favourite genre of music: All, except heavy metal--I will leave the room!!
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Art Wolfe
Favourite style of art: Anything that takes my breath away!
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch
Wallpaper of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Eeyore
Personal Quote: To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. -- Steve Prefontaine

Wishlist if you're safe. by tarcinrengi if you're safe. :icontarcinrengi:tarcinrengi 101 28 Lofoten by jjuuhhaa Lofoten :iconjjuuhhaa:jjuuhhaa 1,242 346 Water by aeon-100 Water :iconaeon-100:aeon-100 3,350 703




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shades-of-art Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!Heart :cake:
FreeMeadows Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
Hi Mim! It's been a few years since I've been on good old DeviantArt but I thought I would say hello to my friend! Hope you are well!
mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017   Photographer
Hello! So good to hear from you! I'm very rarely on here either, but, when I do stop in it is nice to see a few of the "old" familiar ones still hangin' around! Makes it still feel like "home!" Thanks for thinking of me! Means a lot! Take Care!
shades-of-art Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!Heart
mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!
1001G Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Happy Birthday tp you!
mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!  :)
candysamuels Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Mim..have a super great day!:party::cake:
mim304 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   Photographer
Awww!  Thanks so much for remembering me, Candy!  :hug:
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