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it's ironic,
isn't it? the way
they say "hunger gnaws"
like the way our teeth
scrape against bones.

for all the
calories that are counted,
you still feel
empty. you aren't
beautiful until
you are digesting
nothing but air
and maybe your own guilt.

that's just the way
living is these
days: swallowing
glass shards to
slice up your insides so
you can ignore
the other kind of pain your
stomach is feeling.

but when people ask
if you're doing okay you just
smile and nod even though
you can't help but
think "if honesty was
tangible, i'd eat it right
now."

life has
an acquired taste and
some days you'd
like to rip your
tongue out.
a collection of messy thoughts 
while staring at my dinner plate.
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:iconnutcase9:
Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Our society is so fucked up. It's literally not possible to look like the girls in the magazines, because most of them are Photoshopped beyond all recognition.
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shep4life Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
"if honesty was
tangible, i'd eat it right
now."

Powerful
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I feel this. :heart:
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DearPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love you. I love you. I love you.
Please remember that!
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delirious-eyes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is real poetry. raw and gripping; and nonetheless with a subject that is so difficult to portray originally.
just, wow. 
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like the way you've portrayed food in contrast to the notions of diet and physical portrayal that one has. Its a good food for thought literally and pun intended. What I appreciate about it is the second last stanza - I know that feeling, but wasn't able to put it in words.

You were spot on there. Well done. Really! :) This is a well done work. I like how you've captured the (ate) part in the word satiated - giving it a double meaning. Well done :)
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pepper131361 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
absolutely adore this..
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IcyKitsuneStorm Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! :) The pessimism! :)
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XVll-TheStar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I have to start by saying that this poem is damn amazing.
I love reading poetry with great imagery and perfect metaphors.

This is inspiring to me, actually, because I've been on the other side of it. Some people starve themselves because they feel like that's what the world expects of them (or whatever their reasons may be) and some people are starving just because they're struggling through life.

Thank you, for this. I wasn't able to properly convey my feelings on the first half of my life, but now I feel inspired and more confident that I may do so.
:hug:
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. Your words mean a lot to me. <3 I'm glad I inspired you even though this is kind of a very depressing piece.
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XVll-TheStar Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I tend to be kind of a very depressing person at times. :P

Well, it seems like I write more from experiencing sorrow than I am able to from joy. I suppose that's how it is for any artist?
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chancerox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"if honesty was
tangible, i'd eat it right
now."

--
my goodness. :Heart: 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, it's true.
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chancerox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it :heart:
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, this reminds me off my best friend.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hate it when my poetry reminds people of things because normally they're painful and I don't want that :( :hug:
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Fall-Like-Angels Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poetry is one whay I can deal with memories. i don't mind reminders when they're well written. ^^
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IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I admire the diverse concepts analyzed here. Yuiko-Kuruguya-(Adorable)-[Little-Busters!]gif 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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IceAngel1234 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In simpler terms, awesome job!! :happy: 
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HotSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really beautiful. You have an amazing talent ! 
I hope you'll soon manage to love yourself without starving... I'm sending you all my support ! 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. It's very much appreciated <3
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Adonael Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like your intangible discussion on hunger here and your parallel to messiness and acquired taste. It's an interesting metaphor.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I can get a wee bit too metaphor happy...
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Adonael Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that xD
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DragonCows Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This was so well written, amazing ^^
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart:
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Brilliant imagery. :)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: I'm happy to hear so.
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imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Writer

OMG. I love this. Absolutely brilliant. Amazing. (Despite being rather depressing) You have such a talent for conveying the emotions really effectively. You get your point across so clearly. I love this. =D

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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. <3
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imperfect-parachute Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome! =D
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Miellat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Writer
This was really beautiful, and although I don't fill myself with air, sometimes I just feel like shoving it down my throat. I guess we all have those days, y'know?
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...we do.
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Miellat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Writer
I hope that whenever you feel this way, you feel better. c:
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overtsexualized Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was really cool.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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MarieRedCarrot Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the whole theme made with words like "digest" and "eat" and all that. It's pretty cool :)
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omnomnom
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Emptiness often fills me, and I am very familiar with the taste of your cuisine.  Slowly the richness drains from me for all those not unlike you. 
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
it's not really fun, huh.
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drawn2pencils Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I admit though, you are very capable of making others feel it.  Dark mirrors, black holes, bottomless pits and some souls share an unwanted affinity.
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
ahhh please stop with this depressing life you have. I want to see something positive about your life not something like this. why must you ruin yourself with these views whilst you eat your dinner ahhh i just want to go and hug you and tell you it's okay and basically give you cuddles all day long and make you feel happy again.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is an old one though, I just needed to publish something...I'm feeling okay enough right now

sorry to worry you
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Rainatmosphere Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, that makes more sense.

Eets okie tomodachi. I'm glad you're better.
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irunforfun1021 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Eyep.
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yup
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Sometimesyousuck123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I see....
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PrussianPersephone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yepper.
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Sometimesyousuck123 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yepper?? Well then. XD 
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