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Sharpen your pencil
Dip your pen in the well
Show the world your vision
Through the story you tell

There's no right or wrong
So don't listen to critique
Your story alone is enough
So beautifully unique

And only you can tell it
Your version of events
Write it, sing it, paint it
Release, express and vent

Sharpen your pencil
Dip your pen in the well
And with your own wise words
Those ghosts you will repel

Please be true to yourself
No embellishment required
Every inferno was once
But a flicker of fire

So fan those fiery flames
And refuse to walk in line
As experience will grow
Through the passage of time
xxxxxxx
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blacklight12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
It's really motivating, really, really motivating.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013   General Artist
:) I am really happy to hear you find it motivating. Thank you for your comment!
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WhispersInThyme Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This is so beautiful, I really need to be watching you :)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
aww thank you very much :)
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:iconkuroi-tsuruko:
Kuroi-Tsuruko Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredibly inspiring and touching, waking passion in the depths of my soul.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   General Artist
thank you for the lovely comment and thanks for watching me too! :)
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:iconkuroi-tsuruko:
Kuroi-Tsuruko Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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nightlynxness Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Wonderfully inspiring, it touches on very real insecurities and doubts. My favourite part was

'Every inferno was once
But a flicker of fire

So fan those fiery flames
And refuse to walk in line'

I can literally feel a thrill when I read these words
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   General Artist
thats so great to hear, that something i wrote has inspired and touched you

thanks for reading and commenting :)
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forgottensunset Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Photographer
This is absolutely incredible!! You write with so much rhythm and flow...One of my fave pieces on Deviant for sure
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   General Artist
:) thats so nice of you to say so. I really appreciate it, thank you.
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MidnightDarkest Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... so ... awesome! :D :D Love it!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   General Artist
thanks! :D
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SecretlyFading Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks so much for writing this, I've neglected my writing projects for a long time because my heart was lost somewhere else. This piece write here is what I needed :)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
aww thats great to hear :) so glad it helped

thanks for your comment
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SecretlyFading Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Writer
My pleasure ^_^
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Cairngorm77 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
thanks. I'm going o give me permission to be me for today :)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   General Artist
thats great to hear :) thanks for reading and commenting
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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Love the cadence and the words.
So inspiring and uplifting!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
thank you, i was hoping i could inspire myself and others :)
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:iconoviedomedina:
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
And you did!
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:iconvegetabelle:
Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love this! It's so inspiring! Though, I must guess that that was the point.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   General Artist
:D well i hoped i could inspire. Sort of wanted to motivate myself too
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:iconvegetabelle:
Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I certainly hoped you succeeded in inspiring yourself. Metawriting, (Writing about writing,) when done well, can be absolutely phenomenal.
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TheCrownKing Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a real fan of this poem. It describes who i want to be.
Thank you for sharing. :)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it :)
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ConvictionbyLarm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
what a wonderful idea to write about writing. To describe something normal and individual, to appeal to those, who can't believe in themselves and to be honest about every word, every thought which is written… I love it
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
thank you :) Glad you liked it
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the simplicity of this. Nicely done.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
thank you very much :)
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Svitavotara Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
This is spectacular work!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
thank you! :)
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:iconofelialoov:
ofelialoov Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're amazing. I love your poems, they're truly inspiring! (:
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
That's really kind of you, thank you :)
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:iconofelialoov:
ofelialoov Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconmistressofquills:
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
beautifully done:) I really like reading your work!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
I am glad to hear that :) thank you!
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MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome:)
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very very beatiful!! I love it and enjoyed this one very much! Than you! :hug:
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:hug: thank you very much!
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shiroyuki-hime Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my pleasure^^ :)
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BunnyFroofroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Very nice, as an artist I truly love this :D
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:) that means alot to me. Thanks for reading and commenting :)
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:iconbunnyfroofroo:
BunnyFroofroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You're very welcome! :tighthug:
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SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Love the beginning of your poem will be favoriting <3
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
thank you so much, i really do appreciate it :)
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:iconsimplykristina:
SimplyKristina Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Your welcome (:
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NykiiLynn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love this sooo much
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
:D thank you!
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alittlebitoffaith Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I love this it is definitely amazing
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