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I stole the smiles from both of my parent’s faces
The very same one I was responsible for
On the day I was delivered into their arms
In a cloth, from the beak of a black feathered stork

From the very first day with my very first breath
Though I was not able to speak a single word
It was evident as the nurses bowed their heads
That this boy with the dilated pupils was cursed

Everything I’ve ever grown to love and desire
In one way or another I have now destroyed
Yet still I have the temerity to question
Why it is that I can never seem to find joy

I stole the smiles from both of my parent’s faces
I would do anything at all to give them back
But some wicked actions can never be undone
And some statements I have made I cannot retract

Regardless of the depths that I sank or swam to
Whether I was responsible for what was wrong
My lugubrious mood could always be soothed
With memories of the black feathered stork’s bird song

Every page my trembling hand has ever turned
Each chapter and verse of my life is now void
I search and scour the index and indices
I find new ways to harm myself, but can’t find joy
realityisfarlessexciting
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're such a phenomenal writer, Colin.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   General Artist
that's so nice of you Kerry. Really glad you liked it :)
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
^_^ My pleasure!
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Belgian-Waffles72 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lugubrious...
Good word choice.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
:) yeah, I was quite happy with that word. I enjoy saying it lol
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Spiritkittyartist330 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
i see why...
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MidnightDarkest Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... feels the feels
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013   General Artist
:) thanks for reading and commenting
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bunocerous Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wow... wow, the combination of guilt and innocence, through the shame.. and the black stork... wow.
But I hope you understand, that is not your fault, but theirs, if a parent does not find joy in having a child.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
:) thank you so much. You always have such kind words to say :hug:
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