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i.
i wrote this for you.
i wanted you to know
that i am always
(changing)
the same

ii.
i burned my mouth on my coffee
and remembered the scorch of your lips
burning, stinging, lingering.

and i finally lost those ten pounds
that you told me i didn't need to lose
but i felt the need to be underweight

and at night, i curled my little self up in a ball
and thought of every part of me that
you could never love.

i guess a part of me always wanted
to be fragile.

iii.
you will never know how many times i saw you
in the backs of other men,
and i ran to them, calling your name
and they'd turn, confused.
they'd say, "Can I help you, miss?"
and i looked into their unfamiliar eyes
and wished with everything in me
that i could say yes.
"could you promise a certain boy
will see me again? because i seem to have
disappeared."

and I'd walk away disappointed
because that was the day I'd decided I would tell you:
you are the sunlight
streaming through my window in the morning.

iv.
i spend hours collecting
pillows and cushions
clutching covers and blankets
for when i
                fall
                    for
                        you
again

because it's too far to fall
and my bones are far too breakable
this time

iv.
i feel more unlovely than ever
and i don't understand why you
are so unreachable

something in me dared to love you
love you effortlessly, endlessly
immutable and unalterable

i guess a part of me always wanted
to be broken
i just thought maybe you would be there to piece me back together...

"Was it something that I said?
Was it something that I did?
Cuz I gotta know what made me
unbeautiful"


I was listening to "Unbeautiful" by Lesley Roy.

and I give inked-page permission to post my poem.
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jdepp101 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing :heart:
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KtheCard Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Writer
Um.

This touched me in so many ways.
I.
Loved.
It.
So much.

This piece is a universal truth.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!
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Moreliax3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
This Poem Is Just Amazing.
Hits Close To Home :/
Great Work <333
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mazegirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
"something in me dared to love you
love you effortlessly, endlessly
immutable and unalterable

i guess a part of me always wanted
to be broken"

I absolutely love this piece!
I can relate a bit.

Thank you for putting your art out for us to see.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ Thank you very much for the comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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OritPetra Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Writer
This is just...gorgeous. Poignant, bitter, and eloquenty expressed.

"you will never know how many times i saw you
in the backs of other men,"


I just love those lines. It's just such an unexpected expression of that feeling of wanting to see someone so badly, missing them, that you think you see them everywhere. I know this feeling.

This is just a lovely piece.

p.s. Thank you for the devWATCH. It was a while ago now, but I have been meaning to check out your gallery for sometime. Really impressed but what I've read so far. I'll be watching you back and reading through your pieces more over the next few weeks. :heart:
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the comment and watch! I really am very flattered, I enjoy your work so much!
And also, I knew I would like you the second I read your tagline :)
I'm a big Gaga fan.

^_^ thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you again soon/reading new pieces from you!
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OritPetra Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010   Writer
GaGa's fantastic isn't she? Happy to meet another little monster. =D

And thank you, too. I really appreciate the time you spend reading my pieces. Means the world to me, it really does. :hug:
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DamagedHomewrecker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
stanza iii is my absolute favoriteeeeeeee
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
^_^
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maumse Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful. you end every part of it with a timid, melancholy line and it sits in my mind and resonates. i love it.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thank you so much. I'm glad you liked it. ^_^
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iPawed Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow.

I relate to this so much it hurts - but in such a beautiful way.

I don't know how you've done it, but all these tiny fragments pull together to explain a whole world of something special - some pure form of love that, though unreturned, has or is or did blossom into something beyond description and that can only fully take flight in the realm of imagination.

I'd tell you what my favourite part is, but all of it is so blatantly wonderful, I simply can't choose.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! I find it soo wonderful when people relate to my poetry! Most of my poetry, as you may have noticed, is about love, unrequited love. When I write a poem, I do, like you said, take little snapshots of my life that fit together to paint the big picture, which is, "I love you, why don't you love me back, god damnit?!" Haha.
I'm so pleasantly surprised and flattered to read that you found my expression of that to be beautiful. It's not, I think, until other people tell me that it's something pure and beautiful that I truly believe that. Normally, I feel quite silly to write the way I do. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
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iPawed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You're so very welcome. Unrequited love is cruel, but easily understandable, I think, especially when elaborated upon in the fashion in which you do.
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panKakes91 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
I absolutely adore every single word in this piece of literature. :heart:

I have one question, do you listen to Evans|Blue? because there was something in this that made me think of them lol
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awwh, thank you!! ^_^

No, but I'll definitely have to look it up! I love finding new music.
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panKakes91 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Okay! The first two albums are the best :) And you're welcome!!

:hug: Thank you for the watch!!!!! <3
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RLPT07IDN Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
:D :) :peace::love: :+fav:
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"Word & Image of the Day." :pointr: :pointr: :pointr: *RLPT07IDN © :jedi::ufo:
:frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail: :rose: FF & MJ R.I.P. † :blackrose: :frail::frail::frail:
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
tehe!
^_^
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RLPT07IDN Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
;) :peace::love:
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"Word & Image of the Day." :pointr: :pointr: :pointr: *RLPT07IDN © :jedi::ufo:
:frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail: :rose: FF & MJ R.I.P. † :blackrose: :frail::frail::frail:
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Jess-xx Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
One of my favourites now
Your getting better every time you write
They are much less ryhming, more metaphorical and deep thought provoking
At times you explain exactly how i feel at the moment.
Because i read so much of your work, and, listen to so much music like this, i tend to now speak so poetically ahahaha its funny
well done =]
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aww that's so sweet of you! Yeah, it's true I feel like I've improved. I stopped worrying about the rhyming or what people would think and I just wrote what I felt. ^_^ Yeah I get it, I'll get lost in poetry for days that when I emerge I speak weird...haha.
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unenchantedgirl Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
Awesome poem!!!!!!!


(:
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! ^_^
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LonelyLover98 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
i love it :) totally fits me right now
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ good, I'm glad you liked it!
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LonelyLover98 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
:)
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KerbyC Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
I like this - it seems really emotional, yet beautiful at the same time
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ Thank you!
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sanaa-h Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that has got to be one of the awesomest poems I've ever read. amazingly well written, it beautifully conveys the feelings. :heart:
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Awwwwaaahhh! :glomp:
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it!
:hug:
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Vaisey Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
this was a bit lovely
but now everyone has a ridiculously similar style, and everyone uses roman numerals to number, and doesnt use capital letters (although it looks better that way) the poems are becoming far too generic
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe it's just a popular style right now, kinda like how all the artists are drawing anime looking stuff. And besides, what matters in a poem is what is said, not whether they used capitals or roman numerals. It's true, those are tricks to make the poem seem softer, quieter, more raw. I've read some really amazing poems with that kind of style and some that just didn't do anything for me. But thanks for the comment, it'll be a reminder to make sure I keep trying to be unique in my writing!
:hug:
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annaisjesus Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
That's how I feel right now. I was so glad to read your poem, it's so beautiful. I felt like I was connecting with another person who understood 100%
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh good! I'm soo glad you could relate. I love it when I find poems like that, because you kinda claim them as your own and say, "this is what describes how I'm feeling". :hug:
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Evairy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
I love this, the emotion is so raw.. and it's perfect for my mood today.. great job
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Awww...thank you!
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Evairy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
pleasure!
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anifell Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That was a nice sad poem.
It speaks and we all can hear it's broken tone.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Sad. Broken.
scary words. I'm glad you liked it though!
:hug:
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mellowghost Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so sad :(
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Mmhmmm...*sniff*
But I have good friends that make it better! (that includes you!) :hug:
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mellowghost Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I do what I can (not much). Y'know, from personal experience, the internet is a pretty lonely place. I mean, you can meet a lot of people, but really you don't meet anybody. It's like making friends without all the good parts.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, that's true. it's kinda sad.
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johohanna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
love iv :hug:
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Tehe...:hug:
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Lydia-R-Speicher Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
i just went through a breakup... so i can relate to this

you're talented.
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Emocinderella Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! Thank you!!
:hug:
and I'm sorry about your break up, those aren't fun. :(
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