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The little girl blinked and he was gone
Unsure if he was ever really there
But she knew that something had inspired her
To do things she wouldn’t normally dare

A teardrop too many he once told her
Had brought him from the shadows of her mind
As those around her began to wander
Across her imagination's fine line

But now he seemed to have walked away
As she found the life she had long sought
He slowly drifted back to the shadows
From her notebook and her beautiful thoughts

And the fools around her carried the spades
Burying him with her imagination
With an epitaph etched on a tombstone
‘Here lies my potential for creation’

Though he never existed beyond her thoughts
He was as real as a chrysalis on a tree
The butterfly perhaps was her freedom
The caterpillar was her memories

But she still sees his face in the reflection
Of her brown eyes in the cracked mirror
Knowing that he is alive and well
And is always going to be with her

People never understand reality
We are just products of each others mind
See without her there would have been no me
To see those eyes looking back at mine
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10blue10 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I really like this poem :)
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   General Artist
thank you :) It was inspired by a very good friend of mine.
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KurenaiSensei7912 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It was intruiging on the first read, I didn't know where it was going.
It's a really clever and beautiful description of the creative inner world of a person.
One to re-read and think about!
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
:) Really glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate you telling me your thoughts on it. Thank you.
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ktkeiper Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of the Doctor and Amy :) Sorry if you don't watch Doctor Who because then this comment will make no sense. Wonderful poem though :)
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013   General Artist
:) A few people had said that so I did ask someone to explain lol.

Thank you so much for the comment :)
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ktkeiper Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :)
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nightlynxness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Very cool... gah, I don't know what to say, but I connect with this one very strongly ><
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   General Artist
:) thank you!
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MuriPuriChu-Chu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
"We are just products of rach others mind"- that's sad in fact. Then I am witch eating on cementaries cats who is devil's lover. Nice...
But I think it may have a second side. As everything in fact.
Lol, that reminded me of something I wrote once, it was about an imagined friend.
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