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there are days when words are all I have

words sliding letter by letter from the
end of a pencil, turning blank white paper

into pieces of me,

pieces that can be packed away
and forgotten

until they’re unearthed in dusty
shoeboxes and yellowed notebooks

where someone will find me

when the words are all that’s left
#80 in the 100 Themes Challenge - Words
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:iconkanutsute:
kanutsute Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
That is so true! I really like this poem!
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much! :hug:
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zilzalisme Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
i love this
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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i-lie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
.. Wow! It's so short and simple and Great!!
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much. :hug:
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:iconi-lie:
i-lie Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
You're much welcom!
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NightFriend Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
This piece is definitely one of the best I've read from you yet. This really hits to the core of what I've been feeling when I listen to old 78 records and the ghost of nostalgia gets heavy. Very awesome.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much. I'm so glad you like it. :hug:
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BunnyGirl111284 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
So very true! :+fav:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :hug:
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ColonelFitz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Sometimes all you have is words and people. Words...Words have power. Whoever invented "Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me" was lying... :hmm:
It's especially special discovering writing from long ago, and seeing how you've changed over time... :)
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're so right about that liar...words can't hurt...yeah, right.
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:iconcolonelfitz:
ColonelFitz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I think it's a fine line...how to encourage children without deluding them...
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely.
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DeadThoughISeemALie Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008   Writer
I feel like that like all I am is words
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I do, too, sometimes.
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topfiverecordsInc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
I just sent this to a friend. An incredible writer who's given up. If the words themselves don't inspire him the talent surely will.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Lauren. It's nice to think I might inspire someone. I hope he finds his muse soon. :hug:
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topfiverecordsInc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
i do too. he's so talented. I think I've told him that too many times for it to mean anything coming from me anymore.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
He'll have to learn to believe it himself.
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topfiverecordsInc Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
i hope he does
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:iconfrazzled-mage:
frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
I think before too long I am going to write my poem on this hemisphere so you can read it from space.....
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Are you saying that my poem is out of this world or I'm out in the stratospheres of la-la land? :aww:
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frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
nope....I was deciding that I was not going to be contained by bits of paper anymore....I am moving up to a bigger easel.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:confused:

You're gonna have to spell it out for me, James. I'm tired....
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frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
wow...going back to work really does take it out of you ;P

I was trying to mirror your imagery of putting letters onto paper into a much grander image or reforming the northern hemisphere with the words I plan on putting out before I am done. But perhaps I missed :crazy: oops ;)
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Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It's not you, sweet. I was the one who missed. I've already been to bed once and couldn't sleep. I'm so gonna pay tomorrow...
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frazzled-mage Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
Good night and have powerful sleep even it is for only a few hours.

your friend,

james
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You, too, James. :hug:
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1001G Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
but words are good when thats all thats left......:hug:..to my ever so brilliant friend........:hug:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I hope I leave good words. :hug:
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:icon1001g:
1001G Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
i have no doubt u will.:hug:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Beyond-the-Pages Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: Too true...
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Pi1grim Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
That's fantastic. Your art should last forever.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely thing to say. Thank you. :heart:
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Elemenestra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
:wow: so amazing *nowords*
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Elemenestra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
^^ XD
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :hug:
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:iconelemenestra:
Elemenestra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
:glomp:
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Batticus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I have done this with a lot of my poetry, and once it's rediscovered, I get a glimpse of my past and remember everything richly. :) You truly are a paragon, Cindy :D
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know that I qualify for paragon, but I'm so glad you like the poems. That means a lot. :heart:
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praytell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
the tao (i am sure you will get tired of hearing that from me) says something to the effect that you should do your work, and just let go. that is the route to immortality. :hug:
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
And how much does the tao tell us to let go? There are days when I seem to be holding on by my fingernails...
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praytell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
let go of your work once it is done.
allow things to proceed on their natural course, acting only at the time the correct action arises by itself.
do not force the world into your pre-ordained segments and pigeon-holes.

those things arent easy to do for those of us living in the 21st century. but if you can achieve them, you will be a happier, more loving, more humane human.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
And if I'm the one who's been pigeon-holed?
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:iconpraytell:
praytell Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
allow yourself to shine, cindy. we all here know you do.
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:iconblueskye27:
Blueskye27 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, Christopher. :hug:
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