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I’m looking forward to being a tragic author
I’ll sit on a cloud with no silver lining
And become the male equivalent of a spinster
With words as my spouse and books as my offspring

At least then it is I who will control the outcome
For the lives of my heroes and heroines
And since I’ll not be afforded a happy ending
The least I can do is to give one to them

The Lord said ‘no’ to my happily ever after
Perhaps to inspire my imagination
A hollowed out heart is an ideal home after all
For my mind’s perpetual inspiration

I’m looking forward to being a tragic author
I’m such a devoted, hopeless romantic
Devoted in the sense I should have been committed
And hopeless as I took our love for granted

I dare you to keep the anguish and torment coming
As it will serve to inspire my greatest work
Assuming my heart pumps love more efficiently than pain
And my mind can refrain from going berserk

Now I sit in frustration with my parchment paper
The ink of my life story refusing to dry
Bleeding through to pages that are yet to be written
While this tragic author’s words are cast aside
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HazySunray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love your work.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   General Artist
aww thank you very much, i appreciate your comment and your faves :)
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HazySunray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:clap:
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doldydo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! it's reaally good- I love the way you rhythm things. Also, the concept of it is really true and life-like, because in real life the best inspirations and works often come from tragedies. :D 
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   General Artist
thank you! I work hard to make the rhymes feel natural and not forced :) And try and write about things tha people might go through
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doldydo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah sadness/tragedy is present in everyone's lives after all, along with other things :nod: and your welcome :) 
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lovely rhythm
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you and thanks for the fave too! :)
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
my pleasure!
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Sarahblerg Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013

"A hollowed out heart is an ideal home after all
For my mind’s perpetual inspiration"
 

 

AGH I love this <3 :D Beautiful!

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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013   General Artist
thank you! so kind :)
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NYCrainbow6 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
My favorite of yours so faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar!!! woohooooooooooooo!!!!!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you! thanks so much Sara for all the faves :)

oh and happy belated birthday!

you know the other morning i was rushing around before work and i came on dA. It said it was your birthday and i thought i must send you best wishes. Then i had tiring, late finish at work and it slipped my mind :(

but i am doing it now at least :D hope you had a lovely day :hug:
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NYCrainbow6 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I haven't been on in a while (long story) and so I just got around to reading some of the work people put up, hence why it happened all at once haha. You are very talented!!

And thank you ^^ It's no problem, work can do that to you! (if there's one thing I know, it's that!!) And my day was fantastic! I had a humongous amount of cheesecake!!! Anyhooo, thanks again and I really do love Tragic Author, it resonates with you, you know?
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
:) really glad you liked Tragic Author, And really glad you like cheesecake, because I do too! lol

it's good to see you back here and if you ever need to talk about anything you know where i am :)
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NYCrainbow6 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
^^ cheesecake is the best haha.

and yeah I'm trying!! Its tough though lots of stuff going on so its hard to get on and keep up with so many people's amazing work!!
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Carnie-Vorex Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
It's loneliness that makes us create worlds and characters, as a substitute for unachievable happiness in real life.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013   General Artist
very good point. It sort of sums up exactly what has happened to me at times in my life.

thank you for the comment :)
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wickedsoulsbook Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Writer
Another amazing piece!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013   General Artist
thanks! :)
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Pixie-Stixx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love the ending to this sad and very true for most of us.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   General Artist
thank you :) :hug:
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Pixie-Stixx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
You're welcome :hug:
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rkelc Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great. Nice work!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
thank you! :)
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sarah2231 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thought*
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sarah2231 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This was a wonderful read. So entirely inspiring and though provoking. That final verse really stayed with me; it really solidified this piece. Nice work! ^^ :heart:
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
thank you :) Glad you enjoyed it and I did try and end on a high :)
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sarah2231 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. ^^
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thegoldchild Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
wow. That is a beautiful and relatable master piece
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
thank you so much :)
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xXxNenekoxXx Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful, really. It touches my heart in ways I rarely feel. Thank you so much for these emotional and true words!
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
:) It's so nice that it touches you. Thank you for the comment :)
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DevonEaton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used to embrace sorrow as a fuel to feed the fires of fantasy, but only until I found happiness, because a fire my seem bright when surrounded by darkness, but it's still eclipsed by the sun.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
that's beautiful to hear. Really glad you have found happiness. Thank you so much for the comment :)
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DreamingMind-set Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome poem.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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jinchuurikininja Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Writer
Absolutely beautiful. I love it!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you! :)
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jinchuurikininja Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Writer
You're very welcome!
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RustyCrayons Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so smart.. I just wish I had thought of those analogies before you!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
:) aww thank you, I often read poems or hear songs and think how I wish I had written it :D
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RustyCrayons Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god that happens so much =.=
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RavenXNevermore Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Simply amazing. I love this. :heart: :D
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you! :D
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love it.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
thank you :)
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hypermagical Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Awesome! I myself am a spinster poetess, so it's nice to get a look at the other side ;P Expertly written.
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   General Artist
:) Glad you enjoyed it, thank you.
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hypermagical Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
You're welcome!
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