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She used to lie awake all night
consuming letters with voracity;
it was the utopian lair she created
to slip away from the turbulent world.


Only too soon she learned
that you can't always hide
within parchment crevices.

(reality always finds you)

Even now, when she yearns to fall between printed canyons,
she can't help but curse those passive and lethargic days;

"It's too damn easy to fall in love with words on a page."
I really do both yearn for and hate those childish days.

It was so damn easy to forget that I would have to grow up at some point.

(Seriously guys, I need to stop writing this shit when I feel sorry for myself and actually DO SOMETHING TO MAKE IT BETTER. But for now, just deal with my sporadic-ness.)
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kushamisaru Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So what, are you reading my mind now?

Because that's exactly how I feel every time I read a really good piece of literature. Sometimes if it's really good, I'll literally feel the same chemical reactions I get when I have a crush. And don't even get me started on the description.

I mean it's totally cool if you are reading my mind; just ask first >.>
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Sparks-Fly-Upward Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Writer
I'll be the 1000th person to say "Oh I know exactly how you feel," and "I level with you so much." You've heard that already, I know that. But that struggle, that recognition of the internal conflict between thinking and acting is what makes this piece stand out the most. A lovely piece, I really liked this one.
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AnAwkwardBlue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:iconifaintplz: That describes me so well...
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I fail to understand what significance that icon has with this poem.
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AnAwkwardBlue Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
My reaction to reading the poem.
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SourAir Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE it. Brilliant work, it's perfect!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much, and I feel it describes my thoughts though I haven't yet totally grown up.

Don't change! Some of my best work is done when I feel sorry for myself.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. I just don't like feeling sorry for myself.
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Ag-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I wasn't ever the person who got lost in stories. I would dissect them with my mind to see how they tick. :meow: (I still do).
Rambles aside, this is one of my favorite of your poems so far, and congrats on hitting the front page again. X3
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I almost always pretended I was in them. I dissect them now.

Haha, thanks, though I don't think it's my best...
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Ag-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Yeah, I actually did that too.
What do you think is your best work? :3
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Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That ending was gold
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've been thinking the last line for ages now.
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Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good
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ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I think it's quite beautiful. Have you ever stopped to think that maybe writing this stuff in a way does make you feel better?
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It does make me feel better...which is why I keep doing it. but I wish I could find another way.
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ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
We all wish for that in our lives. Especially those of us who write things like this because it helps let out some of the hurt. My suggestion is to keep writing, because it works for now, while looking for another outlet. Hopefully a healthy one.
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l1k3gh0sts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist
Very well written. It seems there are a lot of us out there like this. Excellent work.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much.
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vellusz Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I liked this poem. Writing about writing is always cool.

Why use did you use the word "parchment"? It makes the narrator's struggles seem unnatural or unreal (as people usually write with paper) when in fact they are.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I write about writing a lot, when I think about it.

Because I didn't want to use "page" more than once. And parchment works because the stories I read were always fantasy. Fantasy stories tend to have parchment mentioned in them. Plus parchment is cool to say.
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Espada-Kitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, literature and fantasy. They make you happy. :3

Wish I could live childhood unaware of real life.

And this? This is not shit! This is great work!
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it feels like Garry is saying that to me

Anyway thanks. I wish...those days were back.
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Espada-Kitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course it does Because I am Garry hahahahaha

Well, childhood is both a time of growth and something you have to learn to leave behind and move on.

It makes me feel nostalgic, though...
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Octavias101 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Writer
that awkward moment when you have the same literature tag... ^^' i love your poem by the way! very pretty and thoughtful.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I got it from a group that offered them for free use...I liked this one the best and I don't know how to make my own.

Thanks.
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Octavias101 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Writer
oh no, it's fine. i just thought it was funny that our two poems were side by side with the same literature tag. ^^
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yellowfire7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have a new lit tag. It looks good.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I found it in a group that offered them for free use. I like it.
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forxa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
For me, everyday life becomes only a blur...
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A week is over before you know it and you're wondering what all you did.
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forxa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Yep.
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findmyface Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know what you mean.
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think a lot do.
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