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you know, today i read that humans
are made out of stars
and i found that really interesting
because we all look up to celebrities so much,
like they’re sent from the heavens
when it turns out,
we are too.

your mom gave birth to you and
i think that’s beautiful—
the way one living thing can make
another living thing
and the second be completely different and unique
from any living thing that has ever lived before it.

but i also think it’s beautiful the way
you are made up of things older than
you can dream to be and it doesn’t define you
and it doesn’t break you and it doesn’t really change you—
you could have been a dwarf star or someone’s sun,
but now you can be anything you want and if you’re lucky
someone’s world can still
revolve around you.

worship yourself. love the bend in your spine
when you’re carrying a backpack full of your future,
the squint in your eyes from staying up too late,
your feet that without fail can carry you away
from anything you find yourself not wanting anymore.

build a temple out of your skin and cover it in mirrors.
become the chief god, the priestess, the peasant looking
for redemption, and the body carried through the doors.
this is your religion, this is you.
you will never feel worthless again.

you have stars in your eyes when you smile
and do not ever let them burn out.
you bring a goddamn thanksgiving feast to the goddamn table and don't let anyone tell you different, you hear me?
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ShadowsGirl9 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT.
WAS THE BEST THING.
I HAVE EVER READ.
IN MY LIFE...



YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH A TALENT!!!!

can I feature this on my journal? *.*
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Writer
haha thank you so much! and yes, of course you can, I'd love that!
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KoolShakes Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic poem I ever read here!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This beautiful piece was featured here: untamedunwanted.deviantart.com…!
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KyoumaH Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice poem, good job :)
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killerlord123 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
It's really motivating. Too bad my inner star is nothing but a black hole now...
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earthy-rah Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013   Writer
This is truthfully one of the most beautiful pieces I think I have ever read. Your imagery is absolutely amazing and so is your word choice. This poem hit me in my heart, broke it, and then rebuilt in. I have tears in my eyes right now, and I want to thank you for them. This is beautiful. <3
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catching-cinderella Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Writer
"you could have been a dwarf star or someone’s sun,
but now you can be anything you want and if you’re lucky
someone’s world can still
revolve around you. "
<3
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arabesque-o Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student Photographer
this is seriously the best thing ever.
you have an amazing way with words.
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AcidLegacy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
this is actually the most up lifting thing i've seen lately. i can't even pick a line because they're all so great and this piece is just absolutely ajhaskas. and the last lines were the perfect thing to end it on. i love this so much <3
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