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forgiveness is the
scent the violet leaves
on the foot that stomped it;
I am beautiful in remembrance:

I am beautiful
 in a body two sizes too
     large, in eyes dilated
 with questions (eyes
you cannot name; gray
    like the ocean, blue
       like the heart, green like
      the fever dream I cannot
     wake from) I am the
   hair of a lion, a wild
    thing, ignition upon
  tempted glance. I am the skin
you cannot name, always fleeting;
                                 the chameleon
                       you always see
     but never truly take in.

                 and I know a boy
          carved of ivory silence,
         hollowed hungry by the
          cruelty of those with
     time to spare. his eyes are
  starved unblinking, he calls me
                                           beautiful.

I am
louder than my bruises, brighter
than the shadows under my eyes;
                                                                  I am
                                                    beautiful
                                           and I forgive
                              myself
                    for all I’ve
            done.
while i was away i wrote that everywhere. i don't quite know if i read it somewhere and it stuck or i came up with it myself as i'd like to think.
i really don't uptalk myself often, buuuuuut;

this is a piece i think you need to read if you carry a lot of guilt or issues with self esteem.

beauty really is a state of mind. find your peace. allow yourself to be beautiful.
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MozartsNemesis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Just beautiful. The first stanza is brilliant, I keep re-reading it. 

Favorite lines:
" I am the 
   hair of a lion, a wild 
    thing, ignition upon
  tempted glance"

and

"
and I know a boy
          carved of ivory silence,
         hollowed hungry by the
          cruelty of those with 
     time to spare"

Wonderful like everything you write. You continue to amaze. :)
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kissysaltcoatedangel Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just so wonderful! :heart: A state which I hope one day to reach. 
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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014   Writer
This simply is a wonderfully wriiten piece with a message that needs to be conveyed over and over again :heart:
Truly, congrats on a well-deserved DLR :clap:
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StormBringer23 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Thank you for sharing this state of mind...and your beauty.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you :heart:
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L-Inque Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014   Writer
forgiveness is the
scent the violet leaves
on the foot that stomped it;  

-Such a beautiful thought.  Congrats on your DLR 
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much <3
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:iconl-inque:
L-Inque Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014   Writer
:)
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ArwynandCole Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All so true!  Congrats on the DLR!
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much!
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