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I chewed my pen to the nib
and swallowed the ink thoughtlessly,
but no matter how long I thought,
I couldn't say what you mean to me.

I tried, I tried and I tested,
every word in my diminutive range,
but I screwed up more pieces of paper
and happened upon something strange;

I noticed words, which have served me,
for all of my formative years,
had no power to convey my gratitude
for the times that you dried my tears.

Whenever I doubt myself (often),
You're the one who tells me I'm wrong
You lift up my chin and remind me, wait
for the good things that will come along.

I can't find a way to express how
you are the saving grace in my head.
So words can't tell you how I love you -
I hope my silence will tell you instead.
This absence of a poem is in absence of a valentine. I created it purposefully for some people here on DA who have helped me through really terrible times. I will never be able to thank them, they will never truly understand how in my mind, all the hope and courage I have is in their accents and dialects. They are that voice in my mind telling me to hold on. They are the ones fighting my dark thoughts and sadness in my head, not me... and I'll never be able to thank them enough for that. But maybe the fact that I, who loves words so much, cannot find the words will be enough to show them how deeply I mean it when I say thank you. Even if our friendship is past tense I will never forget it, and even if we are newly friends you are only here if you have truly done something that has helped me get through a dark time, be it an hour, a day, a week, a year or a minute. So thanks.

Also, I know I suck at rhyming, but its Valentines day. I think rhyming is a law or something. so I tried. SHUDDUP.

If you aren't listed below then instead of faving this terrible terrible poem why not go check one of them out and fave something of theirs? <3

To the ever-loved, `dreamsinstatic, `LadyLincoln, `leoraigarath, ~DamirSoull, ~ARIrish, =Evil-e33, `2dazed, `PurpelBlur, ~KuraiTenshiV, ~saturninesweetness, ~yavorh, ~WingsOfTears, ~Zevais, ~kurai-taka, =Sammur-amat, ~OuroborosRagnarok, ~Story-of-a-Mind, =TwilightPoetess, `ATrue, ~Konjuku, =TheGalleryOfEve, =LadyofGaerdon, *TheAutumnCrocus, *0hgravity, $fourteenthstar, ~Mattiello, *GregoryDelve, ~Patchwork-Poet, ~DreamsSetOnMute, ~Alannavich, `scarletwave and `Helewidis
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AmysForest Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:blush: Thanks!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   General Artist
Hello there, dear heart. :huggle:
I've used this piece's title in my title poem over HERE: [link] :la:
I hope you enjoy the read! :love:
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Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconshinyheartplz:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you!: }
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me-molester Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
so beautiful! absolutely superb!:+favlove:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Gosh, thank you !
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Vagabond24-7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
You get a favourite anyway :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
:giggle: well thank you
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
there's honestly more to this poem that meets the eye. Even with the rhyming.

Heck, the rhyming here would definitely have something more than just... as is (which in my opinion is good - you should write rhyming poetry whenever you can manage - you honestly aren't half that bad).
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Aw, thank you! :giggle:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome :)
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how kind of you! pretty poem, really!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
aw thank you! :D
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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darknataku17 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I hope my silence will tell you instead." Powerful.

Love it. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
yay thank you :D
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if I ever told you, but whenever I cannot hear you speak your work then I have to say your words out loud. Guess it's just the way I've gotten used to hearing you. Now, if we only had the same accent...! Hope your day was a good one. :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:giggle: That's so funny!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You have my love and support, sweetheart. Today and for always.

Thank you, so much. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:) You are wonderful
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So are you. :tighthug:
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donutmonk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Time to go punch sadness and self doubt in the face
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:tighthug:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   General Artist
ILUVSHOOTOOOOO :tighthug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:D
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   General Artist
:heart:
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GregoryDelve Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
I wrote you a special Haiku. :)

"Being included
is an honour I cannot
express. So thankyou..." :huggle:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Aww!! Thank you!!
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GregoryDelve Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Writer
Any time :)
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Aw thank you!!
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Magicc-Imagery Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I am so very glad that I have people in my life that lift and hold me ....... pick me up and get me back on my way. Everyone needs to have them because I can't see a life worth living without them. Those people make the difference in the lives that we live ..... Even if I never get to meet them on person. I am amazed every day at the people a that I come acroos in the physical world as well as the non-physical existance. They have a special connection that sometimes will never be known by them or the people that I see every day on the street, in my home and for me in the studio/shoot location.

Thank you for you thoughts and words .... they state in a short a beautiful way my feels also.

Scott - Magicc Imagery
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:) I'm so glad you can relate to this. My friends are wonderful :}
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh my dear Kathryn!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz: You have a very special place in my heart!!! :tighthug: You might not know it, but you really, really do!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Thank you for this beautiful dedication, I feel honored to be on that list!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:)))
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Svartulf Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   General Artist
Great poem!!! :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
:D Thanks!
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
Wow, K. I had no idea. :,) I'm happy that I've been of help to you. I really am. Words cannot express that.

Thank you :hug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
:tighthug: You helped me a lot, reached out to me after I wrote stuff about my disorders as Flutterings. I never forgot :]
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
:,) I'm speechless.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
:tighthug: Who could forget you? :D [link]
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Helewidis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Photographer
Haha! I still have mine in my pc, btw. :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
haha, awesome xD
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era-littlelight Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
*s* I know exactly what you are writing about. *sigh* Always hoping that my "thank you" says it all - all the gratefulness and love and astonishment. :-)

Thanks for putting it in words. ;-)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Me too, and thanks :D I'm glad you enjoyed this, thanks for commenting!
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, this is beautiful, Kate. thank you.

I'm so glad to have met you. :tighthug:
makes me happy to know I've helped you in some way.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
:tighthug: I'm really glad to have met you too! :]
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Izikiel-Ezra Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Right On! Good stuff.
Warmed my heart.
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