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I have been alone. This man is an island.
The cliffs of my shoulder blades
hang heavy with grief, ore, suffering.
I am draped with the permanence of gravity,
So do not believe that you cannot move.
Come to me, water babes fully grown,

Allow yourself to be swept in salt and ash.
Tumble with your brothers into my arms
and be at peace, at last, on the shore.
I too was once drowned, but I arose
and as the caps melt, all things will erode
For no man is an island alone.
For everyone ♥ click here to hear me read and explain my thoughts behind it

I felt really alone for many points in my life, particuarly at Christmas... and New Year... I would think every milestone would be my last and pray to be out of my misery.

I want everyone to know that it took me 10 YEARS to get out of my hole. I spent seven of those years in social isolation, and I still got out. It is possible, even completely on your own... but no one, ever, should have to feel alone.

I know this time of year is hard, so if you need someone, maybe reply. Maybe a load of people will see this and want to reach out and you can all meet.

for all my Stitches out there - hang in there, so proud of you all for getting through another year.

My Love to you all.
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll relate this to Sting's Message in a Bottle. But yeah, no one's an island. We're a one, big continent.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
:love:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had stuff I wanted to say about the poem, but then I listened to the recording and now all I can think is "you're so adorable!"
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
lmao thanks!
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

(It really was a good poem too.)
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is very good. I think it's the perfect example of how some poems need to be heard aloud. Well done...on all fronts. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Thank you! I love to read my own work. I get ridiculously excited about my work. I know I shouldnt. :ashamed:
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Pride may be one of the 7 deadly sins, but without at least a little of it, I think maybe then we cease to create. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
:nod:
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Writer
'I am draped with the permanence of gravity' :rose:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Thank you (I assume you liked it, giggles)
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
yes :lol:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... :hug: I know how that feels - social isolation is a horrible plight.

At least I know that there's someone whom I can go to. Stay happy - you're not alone.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Nods. Thank you so much, neither are you :hug:
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave:
This has been featured here: [link]
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
yay!! Thanks Twiggy!
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reveur-artiste Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dreamy and so lovely... like whispers full of hope. Beautiful poem. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Gosh what a beautiful comment, thank you so much Josephina :heart:
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful, strong and brave of you! Very well written! I wish you much happiness!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Gosh thank you, I just write how I feel and hope that people relate to it
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
well, you're great at it!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:D! Yay!
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
At first glance, I thought the first stanza was a bit "heavy," but I'm glad I stayed through to the end! It is true, it may take a long, looooong time to get out of the ruts we may fall into, and it IS especially hard during the holidays if you don't know how to "entertain" your thoughts. Hang in there, and I truly admire your willingness to help others.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'm really glad I could persuade you! Giggles. Thank you.

:hug: As for you, keep your chin up. If you need distractions just yell and I'll throw random phrases at you to inspire random flash fic
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Quite welcome.

Oh, I will totally take you up on the "random phrases"!! I looooooove using them for inspiration!!! Thanks!!!!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
seethrough veins on a moths wing
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I wrote you a poem!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
you did? :o
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roadkillKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I sure did!! [link]
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
It wont let me open that link :[
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lady-ribbon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your comment and the poem was beautiful.

I have been lonely practically my whole life and it is a feeling, I think; I would never even wish upon my worst enemy.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Smiles shyly - thanks :)

As for the loneliness, I agree. Its horrific. :hug: Feel free to talk to me though, I've been there.
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CyanilurusJubatus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Especially for the artist' s comments. :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
You are so welcome, thank YOU for replying and making me feel useful :]
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CyanilurusJubatus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes, it was/is so very helpful. :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
:) Thanks!
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dannyjhonston Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww i love it!...
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
yay!! :D
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dannyjhonston Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe :D
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'm glad you got out of the "hole" that held you captive for so long. I'm sure those years were more difficult and hellish than you can describe, but somewhere in all the pain and wandering you learned about rescuing others, like me, who still struggle mightily during this time of year. Thanks for the pretty words.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:nod: I try my best, thats all I can do. :hug: Sending you much love Megan
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Thank you Kathryn. :heart:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sending love right back to you, princess. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
grins :blowkiss:
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augumon05 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
man is not an island, but in my view we are more like planetary bodies. I say as much in my most recent journal, you can read it if you like. And i have read something similar to it in a book i am currently reading.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:nod:
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Estuari Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Having considered myself an introvert with many of my high school and middle school years spent eating lunch alone, I agree, loneliness can be overwhelming.

I loved how your poem was both descriptive of the state of loneliness and inspirational to encourage those suffering from loneliness that "this too shall pass".
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
nods, thank you so much for your comment. I hope you are okay today? :hug:
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Estuari Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I am feeling ecstatic today! Thanks for asking and you are very welcome.
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