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1. apologize profusely to
the ones you were honest with,
the ones who believe in you,
the ones who never cared,
the boy who thought you were
worth it, the girl who stayed up
all night to hear you breakdown,
the doctors, the nurses, the stars,
your scars, your little brother
who told you he hoped your sad
would go away, yourself

2. fall in love with someone
who doesn’t understand you.
write poems about his eyes being
a lighthouse, and his hands
being sirens. tell him he is
your happiness, he makes you
better. tell him his scars are
beautiful, he is so breathtakingly
beautiful that it’s reasonable
you should cry; love him
infinitely, love him like they say
you need to love yourself

3. eat away emotions
you didn’t realize you had. eat
when you’re sad, eat when
you’re bored, eat when he forgets
to call. eat when you think
you’re the only person alive
in a dead universe, eat when
you don’t remember when you
were last happy; pretend
the emptiness is hunger

4. stop sleeping. develop
an unhealthy fear of
melatonin. avoid dreaming
at all costs, because
people will return who you
can’t see. lie awake wondering
what Canada looks like, where
the boy with sorry eyes went,
what song defines your life, what
ephemeral means, and what all
you must’ve done wrong
to deserve this.

5. lose yourself in the intricacies
of other people. Gabriel calls
whenever you feel blackest,
Nicole is believable when she says
she loves you, Roman is too innocent
for his own good. Lily laughs
like her head’s on straight,
Josh needed you because he didn’t
know you, Brent makes jokes
about breathing and gravity,
Mark thinks you’re really Jesus,
and everyone you know gets stoned
because they’re scared of living
sober.

6. intellectualize. you
are a chemical probability
born into the likelihood of
wishing not to be born. you
have a tendency towards
feeling alone, isolated, and
replicating relationships in which
the people you meet reaffirm
that belief. understand the
significance of your
insignificance, and separate
from the warmth of human
comprehension.

7. tell everyone you’re better
until you believe it, too.
*results not typical*
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:iconhaphazardmelody:
haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I don't really have words for this. :heart: Just amazing.
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RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
im sorry but these didnt really work out for me lol
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Feriberri Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is not only extremely powerful, but incredibly realistic. The flow of the words, the ones you specifically picked to place just so- every part of this creates such an amazing piece of art with words that I find it hard to read without it creating and stirring up just the feelings it's talking about within myself. Beautiful, beautiful work- and thank you so much for sharing something that feels so personal.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much for reading!
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muscularteeth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
you captured it perfectly. i wish i was this good with words :heart:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank youuu
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
wow.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Writer

This is beautiful. Breathtaking and beautiful.

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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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amewaalk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. 
apologize profusely to
the ones you were honest with,
the ones who believe in you, 
the ones who never cared,
the boy who thought you were
worth it, the girl who stayed up
all night to hear you breakdown,
the doctors, the nurses, the stars,
your scars, your little brother 
who told you he hoped your sad
would go away, yourself

this.  this hits home.  thank you <3
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm honored <3
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:iconamewaalk:
amewaalk Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah.  im trying so hard right now.  but i'm stuck down here.  and writing is the only thing that is throwing a rescue rope down for me.  why all the random punctuation, amelia?  seriously. you're the queen of grammar.  get it together.
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imperialshock Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i've done all of these hah
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ugh i'm sorry
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dragondemon21 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah...I've done all of these ._."""
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahh I'm sorry <3
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dragondemon21 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No it's totally okay! I have manic depression "XD
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your gorgeous work has been featured here: untamedunwanted.deviantart.com…
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are so wonderful <3
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Wow wow wow. 5 and 6 resonated. Two of my coping mechanisms are other people and the inside of my own head - the first one's probably more healthy but sometimes other people let you down and thinking about your life instead of living it feels like the safest option. 
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3 I don't know, maybe apologizing is healthy, but not the way I do it. I always apologize too much for things I should accept instead of being sorry for to people who usually don't deserve an apology.
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, ripping your heart out with over-apologizing and over-dwelling on things that have passed and should be left to be covered in dust, it's a pretty good way of keeping wounds fresh. Plus, as you say, a lot of people don't deserve it. 
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margsifrenia13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Favorited. 
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you <3
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Melodygirl74 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
does it really work? cuz at this point i willing to try anything
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
everyone is different
and no
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Melodygirl74 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh ok
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criondeighain Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
One of the most beautiful things I've ever read. Resonated until I was in tears, thanks for sharing this.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3
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Songs-of-black-roses Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Adore this... I wish i had something clever to say. But what can be said for something that speaks itsself so clearly already?
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you <3
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CrystalxLUVSxU Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Great, just..great! I loved it.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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zoefletcher Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wooooooooooooow is all I can say. One of the most beautiful things I have ever read in my life. I just... wow.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much, that means the world to me :heart:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lose yourself in the intricacies
of other people.

--love this. it is a very writerly thing to do.

:hug:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
haha, thank you, it's also a state i find myself defaulting to regularly 
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Perfling Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
:cling:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hugL
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You. Are. Incredible. #7 <3
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3
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Partner-in-crime Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No Problemmo :]
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Piiim Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
Thank you for this, it's been a while since I felt this inspired :)
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow, thank you so much :heart:
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Piiim Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
no, thank you :)
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HollowSunsets Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
oh my god. 
why are you so wonderful?!?!?! how is so much brilliance and talent concentrated in one human being
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahhhh stahp, every one of your comments makes me melt
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XxMariixX Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful (L) i'm still trying to get to that better stage everyone talks about, you know? it's been quite the journey and i hope i make it there :3
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
things do get better, i can promise you that <3
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