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Indistinctive slate
shumbled amid the sand,
jolting in the currents.
Clamped around yourself
like murderous hands
tightening steel around throats
gravely spitting gravel
and ruminating, rotating.
Silt settles on your fore-brow.
There are plenty of fish in the sea;
they kiss the shell curiously
and dart away, afraid.
You remain with jaw clenched,
with spine curved hard,
with shoal grey defences up,
shaking under the temper
of an unjust ocean,
trying to keep your broken fingers
clenched fierce around the cracks.
You keep it safe,
beneath rubble and bone,
and you are so afraid of breaking it
that you convince even yourself
that it's not there -
but while you screw your eyes down,
shutters against the cruel pervading green,
all but you know
that the oyster has a pearl.
I can finally share this with you guys! This is from my selection of poems that I submitted for my poetry module of my degree. Apparently just *almost* worth a first :tears:. NEVER MIND. NEXT YEAR ! Onward!! But I'm still super proud of them so I'm gonna be releasing them in the next few days :rose: ENJOY and comment why not. :P


This is another soppy love poem I wrote at the end of 2013 ( I think? Or early this year ) for one of my close friends. AWKWARD. But luckily we love awkward and he forgives me this shit. :P
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The imagery in this? Some of your best, I would say.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
:love: Oh thank you!!!!
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ShadowRust Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is indeed very good.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Oh thanks :D
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iMariposa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol at your description. This was a beautiful poem, though. 
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
:giggle: Thanks
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Basmah999 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
So vivid, I can taste salt on my tongue.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
:) Thanks!
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Writer
This is fantastic... :wow:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
yay! Thanks :D
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DragonsChest Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Writer
You-are-Welcome by KmyGraphic
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I love the ending. It reminds me that everyone has something beautiful inside.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:) Yep. Thank you :rose:
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
You're welcome :heart:
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really cool analogy !
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
yayy! Thanks :D
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ArikaRinkishika Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014   Writer
:clap:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:D
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kloe-oki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
aww wow. this is amazing
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:love: Thank you!! He's an amazing guy who needs to realise it!
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kloe-oki Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
You're welcome and i can tell. :)
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caddman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
....lovely...:clap:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:blush: Oh thank you :}
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caddman Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
 ...:iconmypleasuresignplz: My Friend...:iconcocoloveplz:
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well done one once again, nice work.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:eager: Oh thank you!
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TerramArmsXIII Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
np! great job!
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely adore this poem. Your ability to capture emotion in your poetry is astounding, lovely. And the way you can tie it all up at the end is just perfect. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
:) Thank you so much! I am so glad you like it :D
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Always a pleasure, love. :)
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VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Writer
It seems you are almost exemplifying fear here and you do it well, making use of a cliche or two as well.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Fear? Of a sort I suppose! :giggle: Thanks!
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
goodness, that exit is perfect :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Yay! Thank you so much :love:
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