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ambrosial fabrications are
easier to swallow down when
incandescence is a blessing bestowed
only upon those with silky tongues.

deceptions are beautiful
in the right words

because they are salvation, like a
rapture, they save the sickly,
self-indulgent souls from those
tragedies they used to write on the insides
of childhood notebooks about who
they could never be [themselves]

they rescue them from tremulous
corners and closets, hideaways
where they've grown too akin to
the demons they nurse; and drag
them into a land beautiful enough
to wear light as a second skin

(where lies are never discussed
but always shared)

clandestine deceits
are so much more comforting
than the absoluteness of reality

because self-resentment is as
natural as a heartbeat to those
who were born breathing and
abhorring and denying all from one
steady gasp of what the existent world
had to offer to them

back then their eyes opened, and
their fingers fumbled, born, they realized
the world wasn't as pretty as promised.
they shut their hands and split their
tongues, born again, to make up a place
where this all didn't exist, because
that is every poet's greatest wish

please, in prettier words,
in prayers on stars, in midnight
mumblings, and crossed hearts
forgotten (crossed fingers hidden)
please

let it be true
Author's Note: Not all the contents of this poem are true.
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Murmuttaja Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this. It's something so.. just.. It just stops you, you know? Love this, and love your stuff, and this is going to my faves :)
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much! <3
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roninite Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! The vocabulary and the feeling is so touching
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honored to hear that! :heart: Thank you!
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:iconthebackorifice:
thebackorifice Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
There's something mysterious that haunts me back to this page every time.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much <3
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explosive13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
It's so beautiful.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh my, thank you so much! :heart:
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explosive13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
No worries. Your writings inspire me. :)
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Both the first and last stanzas are incredible.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much! :heart:
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thebackorifice Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I have been reading this daily from oct 17th, I dont know if this motivates me or if this is my drug. Who ever you are; Thanks.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is one of the best comments I have ever received.
thank you so very much.
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thebackorifice Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
:)
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ef-barber Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This is lovely. Also, your username is poetry in itself :heart:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are so kind to say so, thank you! It means a lot to me :heart:
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featherback Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just adsklhjfak;ldsjf can't
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL
And I would like to post a lengthy review on every single fantastic word but I'd be writing miles and still be at my keyboard in the morning.
I literally have no way of describing this. This talent, this... something that is in every single thing you write. Something intricately ordinary and yet not ordinary at all :la:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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YOU DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'VE MADE MY DAY! :heart: You are one of my favorite writers in the whole entire world, so to hear you say that... :love:
Thank you so very very much! :tighthug:
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Ad-Kins Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Love the first verse. All those big, pretty words and then saying it's for the "silky tongues". Great alliteration as well.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was trying to play a whole lot off of the fact I was everything I said. Thank you so much :heart:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
"Poets Always Lie" - "It's the honest ones you have to look out for..." :love: :meow:
Beautiful beautiful words!
"they rescue them from tremulous
corners and closets, hideaways
where they've grown too akin to
the demons they nurse;" Love these lines! :heart:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You never know what they hide behind their truth.
Thank you so very much! :heart: That means so much :love:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
haha yes! And you never no how truthful they are being! I stole that quote from the Pirates movie. :heart: Johnny Depp :heart:
You're welcome! :huggle:
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
Your word choice is fantastic and addicting. Well done.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. I'm honored. :heart:
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Writer
No problem.
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CheshireGrinMoon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much :heart:
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UnspecifiedUnknown Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Writer
"they rescue them from tremulous
corners and closets, hideaways
where they've grown too akin to
the demons they nurse; and drag
them into a land beautiful enough
to wear light as a second skin"


all content of this poem is true;
poets always lie =]
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it is a sad little truth.
thank you :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
This piece gave me goosebumps all over. FANTASTIC :love:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm absolutely honored! Thank you so much! :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for constantly providing me with precious reads, madheart! :iconlainloveplz:
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
I cannot express to you how much I enjoyed reading this nor all my emotions as I read it. :love: It is too futile to say that it is possibly your best piece, because all your pieces are too great, but this one hits the bulls-eye. That last stanza, it's just...:iconloveloveplz:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are so wonderful! I am so touched that you enjoyed it and think so highly of it, and also that it strikes a cord. Thank you very much, dear :tighthug:
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome =) Thank you for writing it!
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
This is gorgeous.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:love: wow, I am so grateful you think so! Thank you!
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
Not a problem! :)
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ChipVoorTowski900 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
:worship:
I love this. So beautiful.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That means so much to me! :tighthug:
Your kindness is overwhelming, thank you very much.
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ChipVoorTowski900 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
you are very welcome :hug:
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MozartsNemesis Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Absolutely wonderful. Every time I read this, I take a journey with it. Lovely and a fav.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so honored my work is able to have an impact on you, especially with you being such a beautiful writer. Thank you :heart:
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
They are and aren't true all at the same time. You wrote an enigma and wrapped it up in beauty and called it a poem~
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle: thank you.
I tried to write myself, and my tendency to believe in something better.
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sirweston Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I disagree. Everything in this poem is true. I think poetry is first and foremost about making a concept seem beautiful regardless of its inherent beauty or ugliness.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree. I just find it interesting people can still lie in poetry when they are talking about themselves.
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sirweston Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yep! People always mask the truth in perfumes and gauzy wraps because the truth is too stark to be beautiful.
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TheFableTeller Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
You sir are spectacular
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