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You only see the outline
Please take a closer look
I am the silhouette
I am the unread book

Letters and words within me
Arranged in such a way
This narrative keeps the readers eyes fixed
To the words that I say

Evoking an array of emotions
From the first page to the last
Keep you from putting me down
Chapter to paragraph

Heroes and heroines
Acting out in fictional arenas
Facts and figures educate
And quench lifes thinkers and dreamers

The feel of my page on your fingers
The scent that lies within
They judge me on my appearance
Before the first chapter even begins

So I remain on the shelf
Slowly gathering dust
Nowadays they rarely look beyond my cover
I am the unread book
unread book
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:iconnightlynxness:
nightlynxness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Dawwh, poor book. Well done indeed =D
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   General Artist
i feel sorry for all books now with these Kindles and iPads out lol
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nightlynxness Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Lol that's true.. I still like proper books better though *pats book*
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012   General Artist
yeah me too, its nice to think about the history of the book and all the different people who have read it before you :)
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nuckykorprasertsri Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You rhyme so well ....
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   General Artist
very kind of you to say so, thanks :)
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
AAAAWWWWW poor book
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   General Artist
i should write a sequel where the book becomes a best seller and ends up on Kindle :D lol
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alivethroughart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
interesting to speak from the shelf - I automatically thought in terms of a a metaphor of life too - interesting writing Collin :hug::iconbestsmileyeverplz:
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012   General Artist
glad you liked it Judy :) thank you!
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Writer
Beautiful poem. A lot of emotion nicely crafted in black and white. Awesome work!

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All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   General Artist
really kind of you to say so, thank you :)
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AMPEugenie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I love this
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
thank you very very much :)
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:iconlolimoetan:
LoliMoetan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Reminds me of something I can't remember.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
let me know if you do :) thanks for reading
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LynetteMarielovesyou Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
This is amazing! I love your writings! (: they're very great!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   General Artist
:) thank you very much. its really kind of you
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:iconkedonsine:
kedonsine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!


I'm Planning On Stealing Your Pen :-P xD!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   General Artist
i bite the end of my pen so i wouldnt advise it. ewwww lol

thanks for the comment though, i really appreciate it :)
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:iconkedonsine:
kedonsine Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. I Don't Care! I Just Wanna Be Able To Write As Good As You
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   General Artist
aww i would be blushing if i wasnt hidden behind my laptop lol
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:iconkedonsine:
kedonsine Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously, Gimme Your Pen Or I'll Steal It. :xD!:
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
lol fortunately im all modern and never use a pen :) you would have to steal my laptop or my fingers which would involve surgery :o
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:iconkedonsine:
kedonsine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I Don't Care What I Have To Do As Long As I'm Able To Write As Good As You
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012   General Artist
aww well after all of that i have to give you a hug lol :hug:
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CorinaTanase Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your ideas. You come up with lyrics out of nothig. And that is what I call a gift :D
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
aww thats very sweet of you to say so. Thank you :)
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singletm32841 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful as usual! I have a new-found respect for the old books in my library! I think I'll go pick out a new one right now! :)
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
yes! pick the dustiest, oldest one :D lol

thanks for commenting :)
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chalekam Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You. Rhyme. Amazing! Its incredible how many layers of meaning overlap your poem's subject. I especially liked how you personified the 'book'. It makes me sad how superficial we are, how much we value outward appearances at the expence of genuine beauty. Im saving your poem for re-reading!
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
yep, i feel the same as you about how superficial people have become. Its a real shame how some people will go their whole lives without looking beneath the surface.

thanks so much for the comment :)
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L2the4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
you write such beautiful poems,
can I post this one on my tumblr again?
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
that would be really nice :) thank you very much
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L2the4 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
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Thought you might like the link XD
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   General Artist
:) thats awesome, i feel famous

thank you!
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The-Girl-On-Fire-13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
AHHHHHHHH so perfect, once again. :)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
:) thank you very very much, i really appreciate it :)
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The-Girl-On-Fire-13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You're welcome! x
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love the rhyme scheme, it's really working here! I think you described every lonely book and person out there.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
Thank you for another very kind comment. I always appreciate your support :)
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AdrianosArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're quite welcome! =D
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really lovely. I think I can relate.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
thanks Kerry :)
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
my pleasure!
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Shinitora12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes I don't even look at the cover, I can just sort of sense it will be a good book. Oftentimes I'm right.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
yeah, i know what you mean :)

thanks for taking time to read and comment on this
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Shinitora12 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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