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To be a poet is an endless paradox,
A constant contradiction of your thoughts
And division of your soul.
Paper cuts will scar your skin,
And fill your ink well up with blood
So you have no choice but to write from your heart.
It means you cry and lie
And lay awake each night
Thinking of new ways and new words
To hurt you and heal you all at once.
It makes it so that the beat of the stanzas
Is a heartbeat,
Hammering in time with your own
And speaking to you about every moment
That you have been compelled to pen.
It means breaking yourself apart
Into ink and sharp shards
Small enough not to cut anyone
Except yourself,
And maybe those foolish and wonderful enough
To try piecing you together.
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AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't normally gel with free verse but what you have written here is great .. made me giggle about laying awake each night - Turning out the light for me is like a trigger for my brain to jump into gear and start writing lol.  I also love the bit "hurt you and heal you ..."  That is so true!  I agree, writing poetry/literature is a great healing tool .... Well done :)
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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :D I love to hear that my writing is relatable and enjoyable to others
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AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome :)
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Tara-the-Brave Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful little piece. Strangely relate-able. 
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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
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Tara-the-Brave Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome. 
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StarfallenWolf Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this brings Doctor Who to mind...
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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha how so? :)
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StarfallenWolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Everything brings Doctor Who to mind if you are as obsessed with it as I am. :)

This poem is so the Doctor because he is the last Time Lord, and he acts so happy to try and forget his past, but he's really sad and lonely inside and he keeps losing everyone he's ever loved. :( Gawd, it's so sad. This makes me think of him writing some beautiful thing from both his hearts. Do you watch Doctor Who?

 

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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I unfortunately don't watch it. It does sound quite intriguing though. I'm glad that you could relate my work to something that is meaningful to you, though :) 
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abrizelle Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"Thinking of new ways and new words
To hurt you and heal you all at once."
That line is beautiful, and so true to me. Writing poetry is like picking a scab so that the wound will close up faster.
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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly the way I think of it. That's a perfect comparison! Thank you so much for the feedback and kind words :D
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abrizelle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Youre very welcome, dear!
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ThePyromaniacEevee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
So say we all (peots at least do)
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srinath-ste-v Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hear hear. As a poet to another that is so true . respect . Not a big fan of free verse but i loved this one........... Hope the ink in your pen never runs out. 
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mad-hat-ink Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so true and really well done! 
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Lackeysan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps not to be a poet. Perhaps also to be an artist.
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XxXWiltingVioletXxX Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose it might be interchangeable. thank you so much for the feedback and the favourate.
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StrikeTheMadness Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Of course, being a poet myself, I can totally understand this. if people get too close to it, they see the full reality. for us, each word is slaved over in one way or another. 

This is a great insight into a writer. In fact, I think this poem has some potential. If you're interested in possibly getting this poem published, I'm working with FanaticalPublishing and I believe this could be a good match! If you're interested, just send me a private message and we can go over details.

No matter what, nice work!
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Poem-Bird Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.Hug 
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful :clap:
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ShinaRose7 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
best metaphor i ever read about writting from your heart. beautiful =)
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WordsinBottles Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous :):)
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