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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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:iconvegetabelle:
Vegetabelle Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're such a phenomenal writer, Colin.
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:iconrifle1980:
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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:iconvegetabelle:
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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:iconspiritkittyartist330:
Spiritkittyartist330 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
i see why...
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:iconmidnightdarkest:
MidnightDarkest Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... feels the feels
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:iconrifle1980:
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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:iconrifle1980:
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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:iconbunocerous:
bunocerous Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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:iconoleie:
Oleie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
realityreallyISfarlessexciting
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
:) thank you for reading this poem and commenting
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:iconflameear:
Flameear Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Wow it's a lovely verse
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconflameear:
Flameear Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
No prob :) I really like it
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:iconjennyta:
jennyta Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Just mindblowing ! <3
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
thank you for reading this poem and commenting <3
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:icongehenna-shahar:
Gehenna-Shahar Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is really good, in a way I can relate to it.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
:hug: thank you, glad you liked it
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:iconxclearskyx:
xClearskyx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This Amazing
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
:) thanks!
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:iconmonsterintheshadows:
Monsterintheshadows Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
This is really good
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconmonsterintheshadows:
Monsterintheshadows Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Np
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:iconwolfatheartforever:
WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love the imagery it gives
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   General Artist
Really glad you like it, thank you :)
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:iconwolfatheartforever:
WolfAtHeartForever Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconzephyrmaximum:
ZephyrMaximum Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I liked the concept
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
thank you and thanks for the fave :)
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:iconzephyrmaximum:
ZephyrMaximum Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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:iconhypermagical:
hypermagical Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I wrote a poem inspired by the description on your piece, please let me know if you don't want me to post it.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
absolutely wonderful, and so quick too :) I would love you to post it :)
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:iconhypermagical:
hypermagical Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you so much! ^_^
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
you are very welcome. It is really flattering to know I have inspired in some way :) So thank you.
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:iconhypermagical:
hypermagical Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
You're welcome :3
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:iconwickedsoulsbook:
wickedsoulsbook Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Writer
dark, but amazing. I love it
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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