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You are an oak carved table
that has been hewn and hacked
from its original pure form
into something someone found useful.

I was screwed tight together
with fixtures, fights and fittings
by so-called master craftsmen,
who wanted me to be firm,

who wanted my artificial endurance.
Men who wanted my knots undone
and for me to hold them up,
but I am a chair, and you are a table.

You have told me of the days
when seventy percent of you
was forcefully ripped out
leaving a splintered hollow behind.

I know how abrasive people
rubbed you up the wrong way
with sand paper to keep you quiet,
and with words to keep you down.

Plain men with plained minds
that have been stroked to the quick
and left only with the core
of their brutal carver instincts.

I know how you were made, table.
I am five pieces nailed together
With sticky tape for good measure.
You are one whole still, somehow

and when I need you, you are stable
and your legs are thicker than mine,
run faster and bear more pressure
on your level head and shoulders.

People still sit on me, squash me down,
You endured so much already,
the chips, the scratches, the sawing,
but you are still so steady for me.

You are an oak carved table
that has been hewn and hacked
from its original pure form
into something they did not intend;

perfection.
A poem about my friend Nina. She wanted to be immortalised in literature again (last time I wrote about her I was like 15, it was lame haha) and so I tried to do what I did with ~Konjuku in Soil and think of a new metaphor, something weird but wholly true. I tried to think what objects resembled her, our relationship, and I thought of a table. Because its steady, the center of my family life (so personal) and stable despite the fact a lot happened to the wood to get it to be a table. My friend is the strongest person I know, despite a shit ton of bad stuff. She gives me constant inspiration but also no-judgement support. So let's see if she finds being a table complimentary or if she hits me with a brick.

Long story short, love ya Neeeeenor!
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A wonderful poem with rich imagery and the strength of silent resistance. And I especially loved the final part, that celebrates the person as it is, with all the ways she has been hurt and changed by others and live, as perfect.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
smiles, she is fantastic :love:
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Hallucinate-in-Paint Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssss.
This is beautiful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Squee! Thanks!
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AcashicAurora Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Goode Lorde That's Great !
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Gosh thanks! :D
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MyPoeticReality Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Writer
This is absolutely beautiful!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thank you!!
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
This is damned impressive :clap:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Squeals! Yay! Thanks Mr PHB
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
You're truly welcome Milady.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, I love this! It's so well-written.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:D God, thanks :D
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Writer
Yep!
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:D !! Thank you!
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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nihil-nihil-nihil Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
This is beautiful. The sincerity and emotion of this is very apparent.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Aw, thank you so much :>
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slowlyfallingpart Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
This is simply amazing, there is no other way to describe it. Just amazing, I love it!!!!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Gosh! Thank you! :DD
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Puddha1988 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice and very clever :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:giggle: Yay!
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wastedmonkeys Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
The awkward moment when I log into my ancient DA to tell you that I love you and I love being a table. There aren't any words to justly describe how I feel when you turn something that's so "ugly" into something so beautiful.

Table x
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:love: I know you probably won't read this but I adore you and am so grateful and lucky to have you in my life! 

Chair :D
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lupus-astra Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I think she'll love it, even with the odd comparison. You wrote it for her - why would she not? :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:D She did in the end, I'm delighted!
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know your friend but it sounds like a lovely description, and not the usual sort.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
:D Thank you so much! She did like it :D
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Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :). That's good :).
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ReallyLostMyMind Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is gorgeous writing. The last line of the first stanza hit me like a brick, and I just stared at it for a minute. Very powerful. I loved it.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Gosh you are so kind! thank you! I am thrilled you got it :D
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
It's a strange but interesting comparison. I think she will love it.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
:giggle: I am strange, but theres no point using stale language!
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GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Ok...
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