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1. someone came up to me the other day, and told me
that if i didn't start using capital letters in my poems,
she wouldn't read any more of them.
i just told her in a quiet voice that i was tired of screaming
at people who would never listen.

the thing with me is that i always
read too much into things-
people, newspapers, fucks, metaphors.
and usually i fall in love with things that
could never love me back.


2. i destroy the things that mean
the most to me, and i've never gotten the hang
of writing in stanzas.

most days i walk around reciting numbers
and other people's poetry, but usually
i just count the seconds i spend falling apart and
avoiding the things that make me whole because
self-destruction will always be my forte.


3. broken people seem to have a way of finding each other.
like we work under this assumption that we can find
perfect in each other's missing pieces,
even though we all know two wrongs will never make a right

"do you want me to fuck you?" you ask,
because you want to hear the yes, the affirmation that
someone could love you as much as you don't love yourself.
and i say yes, because your happiness will always be worth more than mine
but really i am saying, nononono,
i want you to fall in love with me.


broken people do not help other broken people.
we destroy them further, even if we do not mean to.


4. sometimes people ask me why i seem so grown up.
they ask where my childhood went.
sometimes i tell them that peter pan raped my mother,
or that i've crossed out too many 'grace and _____ forever'
or that the government cancelled my ability
to reach for the stars.

i never tell them that i think my childhood
just got very good at hiding from the bruises and
black eyes that threaten its life.
it sits on my collarbone and inside the dip of my ankle
and i will always keep its secret.

there are days when i want to be a poet,
and i have to remind myself to care about others.
i was always the kid in the back who
chewed on blue colored crayons and told herself
that silver was the best she could ever achieve


5. i make my houses out of photographs and help the wolf blow them down.

for so long, i've held my fists closed and now
i think i've forgotten how to let go.

This Is Me Screaming At You.
this isn't really a poem guys. it's just little fragments put together, but i am too tired for anything else. and i'm still trying to find me, so this is a list of everything i already know.

because there are thirty minutes left in thanksgiving, i am not thankful for the sound the trees make when they tap on my window, but i am thankful for my family. i am not thankful for ladybugs or marshmallows, but i am thankful for my friends. and i am not thankful for "broken", but i am thankful for this life.

thank you and i hope that you are thankful too.

EDIT:oh my god guys. what. why? guys. oh my gosh. thank you all so much~ you know, every time i log in after submitting a poem, i, like, tell myself "don't get your hopes up, maybe there'll be one or two new messages." and this? oh god, guys. i love you so much and now i'm going to log off before i hyperventilate because front page
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LittleSkankerBoy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
amazing style, I really enjoy the interesting makeshift symbolism -happy that poetry is still alive, out there. love this shit,
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straygod Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
fuck capitalisation
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jessmia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this! It's awesome ♥
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eyoolove Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Its beautiful... We are all broken in our own little ways, don't you think?

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MindOfInsanity Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I like you. I think I might be broken too.
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crystalline-skies Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Writer
Speechless!
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arabesque-o Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Photographer
everytime. your words take my breath away.
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artgeek99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely a poem. I love your style. It's so unique and well done.
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s0nicxbloom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
How can you be so good with words?
Everything you write is so relatable and pleasant in a messed up way
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DamienDoesntCare Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU saved my day^^ brought my creativity back this piece :-* thank u
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InTheStarryNightSky Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is beautiful. Painfully raw and real, but in all the best ways. Amazing job.
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HastyMage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...my God.
I cannot say how beautiful this is. and how much it sounds like me.
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tiajones Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love this so much. <3
thank you for being honest.
thank you.
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Pencil-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really damn beautiful in a way that only genuinely felt words can be.
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ChocoCoatedLemons Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This was beautiful<3 The whole damn thing.
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Loved reading will be favoriting!
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AngelinTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh..my god...I...love it....
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Cherimoya-chan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
This has touched me to the point that it'll keep coming to my mind throughout the rest of my day... thank you. <3
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Paxon1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
this is fantastic!! I think you captured the hearts of broken people like me. I can honestly say that you have inspired me to draw and write again.
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Broken-Lolita-Doll Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant work there
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Chouca-of-the-sands Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm normally a fave-and-run lass but I have to say that this poem is amazing. I'm doing Creative Writing as part of my degree and not one of the poems I've read for it - published or by other students - comes close. You deserve to go a long way with talent like this :)
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
don't worry; i'm usually a read-the-comments-and-squeal-but-never-respond type of girl. xD but thank you so frickin much, i love comments like your's. i'm so glad you all believe in me and my words but i'm probably not ever gonna be published. it's nice to read though~ so thank you!
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vanna54321 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You.. have been invading my brain, haven't you?

I have tears in my eyes.
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DamienDoesntCare Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really great work^^
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Michaeldavitt Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
i can hear you now
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ShadowtheHedgehog137 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely amazing, and it moved me. Sometimes everything is fragments, it does help to piece them together. Keep it up.
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am thankful I read this.
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lunykstormdragon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Writer
This is so beautiful. Thank you.
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NigmaSin Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear :(
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
i'm sorry it made you sad, but thank you for reading it~
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Wow this poem is deep nice job on this
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
thank you so much: with each comment i kind of like it more. xD
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jplgaara Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this just blew me away. It was so amazing... I can't think of any other word that would suit this poem.
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
aw, thank you! i'm so glad you liked it~
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jplgaara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;D No problem.
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RisingWolve Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This amazing. I have no words for it, honestly. :+favlove:
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
oh wow, that's awesome of you to say! thank you so much! :iconawesomenessplz:
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RisingWolve Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! :)
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SnapColorCreations Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is awesome! I am in love with it. :heart:
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
and i love you! i'm so glad you like it~
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TheTerrorOfTheDeep Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This is one of the few front page poems I can stand. Good job, love. <3
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
actually, until i read your comment, i didn't know it was on the front page. thank you for taking years off of my life~ xD but really, i'm glad you liked it!
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Explodifirer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing. thank you for sharing such beautiful words and an even more beautiful meaning.
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
thank you so much for liking these words. i think it says more about you than me that you can find meaning in this~
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Nerf-or-Nothing Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is something wrong with my account :c I tried reporting it but it won't let me, please help. I have favorites so I can see art and comment/favorite them, it says I have 100 on the top bar but everytime I open it it shows nothing and won't let me see anything, same with my inbox. I can't see any new or old messages in my inbox, I need help I want to favorite and comment on art again!!! :CC
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BluRider Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm thankful that I got to read this.

very well done
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
aw, thank you so much! made my thanksgiving. :heart:
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BluRider Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Writer
Kind of you to say.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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crossing-ariel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
After the first stanza of "4," I'm not as sure about the poem. I hate critiquing, and I don't critique, but the reason I opened by saying that is that this poem is very good. I'm not sure if you know how good. And it could be even better. But those first 3 parts and into 4 really flow together. I could see this in a very good magazine, one which publishes narrative poetry.
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MisfitableGrae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Writer
putting it up on dA, i probably reread this poem a gazillion times. and i really didn't like the childhood part, but i couldn't just cut it and i couldn't change it (because i would probably mess it all up if i tried) so i left it. same with verse "5". i just needed a couple of lines to lead into the "this is me screaming at you" part. :/ but thank you! i mean, i'll probably never be published and all my poems will end up rotting on the internet or in word, but it's nice to know that people would like 'em.
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