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They say that if a writer falls in love with you then you never really die.

Instead your body is laid out in its funerial shrouds and moulds are made. Soft impressions of you to be pressed onto the blank faces of future loves.

Every time I write of taking comfort in a safe place in a storm, it will be your forearm. Every half-made smile will be on your lips, and every touch will be constructed from the residue beneath your fingernails.

When I metaphise of trees' blood, the leaves that give the energy so that a willow can provide shade for those in need, it will be your blood, it will be your light drenched kisses.

Every tear on every face will taste of the sweat that you put into keeping me happy. Every soaring song of love will be played through your windpipe, your trachea my instrument of choice.

For every time that a hero has the strength to walk on, I will use your feet. I will weld them to my own and walk a mile. Walk a while. I will know them, and I will lend them to others as my own.

Every time I write of a man kissing the crown of a woman's head to relieve her pain, I will use your liver. It will filter out poisons and allow love to be pure again. For every route, your fingertips will guide me. They will be the map of the city in my mind.

I will borrow your parts, unasked, as my templates of perfection.

Because when a writer falls in love with you, you never really die.
When the time comes to say goodbye, whether it be tomorrow or a million kisses from now, I need you to know that I won't, shan't, can't forget you, and you will never die in my heart.

funerial: something with qualities resemblant to a funeral or related to a funeral.
metaphise: making of a metaphor
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ninjagirl371321 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student
This is weird and random butt excuse me while I have a moment- a public one, no less.
This is the first poem of yours I read and what made me fall in love with your writing. It's the piece I keep going back to. Something about it is so heartwrenchingly beautiful and amazing. It's hard to read for me. I mean that in the best way because it's powerful and believe me, I have read it in spite of that many times. It makes me think of a beautiful Frankenstein's monster of departed loves. Which is a beautiful and amazing and almost terrible thing. Death hurts me deeply and I cannot handle it, I just cannot. It affects me too much. Anyways, excuse my rambling. This is such a beautiful piece and thank you for not just writing butt also putting it out into the world. I find comfort and inspiration and so, so much beauty in your writing and thank you. You're also wonderfully courteous and thank you for that as well, you seem like a wonderful person. Don't sell yourself short. I think that's something we all need to hear now and again, even if we don't want to hear it.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Smiles, this means so so much to me. I have used Frankenstein in poems before actually. "The girl with the frankensteined heart" which refers to my theory that when we fall in love we give someone a piece of our heart, and they give a piece back. If they dont love us back, or if they hurt us, then they keep a piece of our heart but we dont have a piece of theirs so our heart has a hole in i t. Eventually our hearts are a patchwork of all the people we love.

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ninjagirl371321 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student
Yeah. That's it exactly. Although, imperfect things always seem to be the best. They have so much more character.
Glomp! 
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EAT-TOAST Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Writer
It's so true!  :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:D
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TarosMyr Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013   Writer
This is wonderful. I will always take my lost love with me wherever I go.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Nods
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013   General Artist
:hug: truely inspired
so . . . i shouldn't kill them in my stories? several years back, my then fiancee inspired a kenny-like character i killed at the beginning of every story.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
haha, I think if you repeatedly kill your fiancee you should reconsider your relationship!
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   General Artist
:hug: it began as a joke -- her idea.
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solis-ortus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Writer
that last line. wow.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:D Thank you :love: This is one of my favourites
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solis-ortus Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Writer
you're welcome!
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Bahama-dreams Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I love your voice so much! I always like to hear you read a poem you give that option to first. Then go back and read the work with your voice in my head as the narrator. This is so wonderfully written, so full of love. It makes me want to know and be friends with this person who affected you so.  It's just beautiful and thanks for sharing. 
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
:giggle: Well I'm not sure he deserved it all - but I love/d/ him nonetheless
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Rainbow-Slash-Pegasi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Wow... Very well written...
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TheLastWhiteRose85 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This gave me chills. Awesomely written.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Fantastic1! Thank you so much :D
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner May 18, 2013   General Artist
This reminds me of a saying that goes something like this, "Nothing truly dies until the last person who remembers it forgets." Do you by chance remember who said it?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I don't I'm afraid! Sorry <3
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RafeZweigun Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my god... Did what I just read really come from a pommy? 0_o

But you are quite correct, those I love will be preserved forever in the annals of my work.
Kinda fitting you used a tree too, I describe writing a book a lot like making an intellectual tree.

Thanks for sharing! :)
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
So true, :iconhartplz::love:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'm late responding because April hates me, I apologise :[

:love:
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autumnlit Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
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scarletwave Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:tighthug:
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Athazagoraphobias Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This brought tears to my eyes.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:tighthug: Mine too. Shame it wasn't enough, but at least I got some pretty words from it I suppose.
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vog112 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
O, this is so sad, poem Kate!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
:tighthug: sorry!
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vog112 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
O, no problem at all! We need sometimes of sadness.
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is such a wonderful piece and I am so pleased that you wrote it. I also enjoyed the feature of your reading this because Im always curious to know how a writer would read their own work and what kind of emotions they are actually feeling. Great work <3
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Grins, yay! Thank you so much :> I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Dr-Vergissmeinnicht Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are quite welcome <3 always.
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
:) Thank you!
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Thisntme Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... This really does touch those heartstrings yet again... (Good Lord- how many times am I going to be your instrument of choice!?)
*Whips out dictionary, and notes down the Kath-spearean words*
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:giggle: :bow: I do try to keep my dictionary on my website up to date but I might start putting it on DA. I use DA more.

Btw you reminded me I hadn't updated my haikuwrimo deviation in days. The full month is now posted. :>
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Thisntme Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be sure to reread it when I get a chance!
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incendiarydreams Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
oh my... it's so breathtaking.
beautiful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Gosh, thank you so much :>
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Nebulous62 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is absolutely beautiful, and very true :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:)) Thank you!
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Horrika Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
my gf who is a writer sent this to me
and i really have to say that this is beyond art
one of the most beautiful things i ever read
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
aww! That's so sweet that she sent it to you, and so sweet of you to leave this comment, I'm blown away! Thank you!!
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Horrika Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
haha youre welcome
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ChetUnGwan Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:) Thank you so much!
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vespera Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really enjoyed hearing you read this. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
:> Thank you !
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