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I've got ink throbbing through fissured veins,
poisoning every atom of my soul.

"Bite your tongue," they say.

How I'd love to chew the damn thing off
and suck down every filthy syllable
just like the rotten bone marrow it is.

They'd all watch as my body spontaneously combusts
and becomes nothing but convoluted karma.

And so I wrote,

"Dear poetry,
Teach me the ways of ripping out a human heart,
and stitching it onto ink-stained parchment."

The answer that came was rasped from a cauterized throat:

"Read your future in the collapsed palm of the stars;
find the abandoned pulse of your lionhearted muse;
steal their conformed scalpel and make it your own."
This is a bit different than what I normally write.

I just want to say that it is dedicated to someone I admire very much here on dA for her always morbid, raw, fascinating, and completely inspiring poetry: *DearPoetry. If you've not come across her works yet, I highly suggest you check them out. They are absolutely worth it.

Kayla has taught me many a lesson when it comes to writing--and not just with poetry. Just write what's in your heart and never give up, no matter what may happen along the way. Screw what others tell you. Writing is literally one of the best therapies I have ever encountered. It's like open heart surgery, to me: it can do some very powerful things, be it positive or negative. However, there's a damn good percentage it will be for the better.

I just wanted to give her a little something to thank her for everything she's done for me, even if she doesn't know me at all and doesn't realize how much she inspires me to keep writing.

Edit: *flails* This made the front page. Why? The only reason it did was because I spammed groups with it, isn't it? I'm grateful for everyone's support, but I never understand when unworthy works like mine occasionally get the honor of making the front page...
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ForgottenFears Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
It's beautiful and makes so much sense.
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Queens-of-Chaos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I adore the language and metaphoric style to the writing. This piece honestly has so much depth to it, it's astounding. Amazing work !
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VinylPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god this is beautiful
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.
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BloodyWolfPaw Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
This is great! Amazing work! : D
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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sicary Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Wow thats beautiful :)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thank you.
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espalion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This is lovely, and you should definitely feel worthy of making front page. This poem deserved it.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much.
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