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She paints a world of crimson midnight,
and you watch the sanguine colors drip down her skin.
Wilted rose petals stain her wrist scarlet,
and canyons are carved deep in porcelain flesh.
"Battle scars," she tells you simply with a flick of the paintbrush,
meticulous as she resumes her sanguine masterpiece.
"Have you won?" you ask,
though you already know the answer.
She smiles fondly and holds up the tormented easel,
for all to see the newly wrought crevice of flaming burgundy.
"How can one win this war against the burning red, my friend,
when you can barely win the battle against yourself?"
Something I wrote awhile back when I was having a very bad day. I contemplated certain things, but I never went through with them, thankfully. However...I admit I've done it once--just a little--and instantly regretted it. I found this piece hidden on my iPod notes.

I don't really have much to say about this only that I want to share it because I think when I am in a heavy state of distress, what I write doesn't turn out half-bad. Is that presumptuous of me? I'm sorry.

If anyone ever needs someone to talk to about...what I alluded to in this piece, then please; feel free to come to me, and I'll try to help as best as I can.
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LupiniunStar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Oh. This is so very beautiful and sad. Please, if you feel that way again, talk to me?

But as for this poem, it really is beautiful. True art, and amazing.

Thank you for writing this, and writing things like this.
Nekothebro Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just... wow....
To me, this is a very meaningful piece of literature.
Anyways, I think that writing what you feel is alright.
I do it all the time.
Great job, my friend.
Keep up the amazing work.
I hope you feel less distressed.
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :heart:
vienna-kangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
I kind of don't know what to say... just... wow. I'm blown away. This is so beautiful. <3 Just the imagery really got me.

There's nothing wrong with writing your feelings.
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very, very, very much.
vienna-kangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
You're very, very, very welcome. ^^
imagination-junkie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
This is ridiculously powerful. The imagery and the emotion it represents is

I'm also very glad that you don't do this. I have nothing else comforting to say so I will offer an Internet hug.

PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, thanks. I just...wrote, you know? I can't really help what comes out when I'm not in of mental circumstances.
CrazyCharlette1415 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so deep...

It's true; when you're in distress, all of your works come out beautifully written. I think that's because what your works mean are things that you've experienced first-hand, and you have the knowledge and experience to write it out and tell the world.
PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose so. I just don't want people to think they're alone. And I guess I just write, and it comes out easily when I'm feeling the way I did when I wrote this.
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