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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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:icondannymechanist:
DannyMechanist Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:
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Serene-Hope Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderfully inspiring <3
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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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:iconintricately-ordinary:
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  Hobbyist 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  Hobbyist 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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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much!
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014   General Artist
Lovely images and a wonderful message. :heart:

How do you indent lines when posting lit to dA? I thought it would be simple but couldn't figure it out when trying to submit something recently :confused:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! <3

hahaha I just hit the space bar as many times as feels natural, as it looked like when I drafted it in my notebook
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
Haha well that's one strategy then! I think I used tabs last time and they got erased, so I'll try spaces. Thanks!
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLR (Daily Literature Recognition) in a news article that can be found here. Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you very much!
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DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
You're welcome!
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SuddenlyAutumn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
oh hello. this is so lovely. ahh. :love:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i'm honored <3
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puddlesaregrowing Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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.

this I love.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:love: thank you so much
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Writer
This (eyes 
you cannot name; gray
    like the ocean, blue
       like the heart, green like 
      the fever dream I cannot
     wake from)
is beautiful.

I don't care for a lot of the stanza breaks in this and most of your pieces. If forces the reader to halt over and over resulting in confusion by stanza three.

You paint some great pictures, it would be great if it was easier to read.

Thank you for sharing.
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you. and i think i'll keep my stanza breaks the way they are, it's what makes my voice as a writer my own.
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Perfling Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Truly beautiful, dear.

in eyes dilated
 with questions
:heart:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you <3
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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nawkaman Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
I've always thought in a strange way that people look like their poetry. And you are absolutely stunning. :)
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
stop making me blush all the time <3
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:iconnawkaman:
nawkaman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
I make no promises. :heart:
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student Writer
Perfect.
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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ghostinafog Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
that first stanza 
that
first
stanza
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Writer
I love this. The imagery is stunning, the theme is wonderful, and your execution of it all is breathtaking. I found myself within this. Bravo, dear. :clap:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i really really hoped that might be the case :heart: thank you
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner May 31, 2014   Writer
My pleasure. :heart:
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Litwick-Kindly Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
I wanted to describe you in a poetical way but all the words I had I found already here. You are beautiful and I hope you never hunger or thirst
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, truly <3
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calvincooledge Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
One of the best poems ever.........
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're so sweet :heart:
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AdrianMinotaur Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy that one almost makes me cry. The build up was magnificent, but that ending swept me off my feet. I really like the tone of forgiving yourself. Unfortunately that can be hard for the people who deserve it the most, :(. Your poem captured the essense that forgiveness can happen, and that makes me want to weep, :)
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i'm so happy to hear that, thank you for your feedback <3
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! :huggle:
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:iconintricately-ordinary:
intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome! 
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