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you told me that
there was nothing beautiful
in sadness –

but i need to believe
that someone is going to see beauty
in the way the broken shards
of my heart
fall like loose teeth
from my sleeve.

and that maybe someone could love me
despite the albatross
around my neck
tightening like a noose
every time i think of the things
i've done wrong.

and i'm trying not to become
my sadness
but it slides down my throat
like my bottle of writer's tears
filling up the cracks
in my bones.

you told me that
there was nothing beautiful
in sadness –

and i tried not to cry,
because i think
that's the only beautiful thing
about me.
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the-solimnludic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your writing is beautiful. :heart:

And you are too.

But if you can't, or don't want to, believe that, just know that I think you should at least find beauty in writing.
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you're beautiful dear. (':

Thank you.

I can't believe it. But I'll try to work on it. But I appreciate this very much. It means a lot, darling. Thank you.
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the-solimnludic Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww ^^; Thank you :tighthug:

I hope you have tried to work on it?
You're so welcome...anytime!

You really are, though
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Digital Artist
You have the ability to write about sadness in an achingly beautiful way ...  have you ever read the WingMakers poetry?  They have one about sadness called Warm Presence, and many other fragile things ... www.wingmakers.com/poetrychamb…

"I dreamed that I found a ransom note
written in God's own hand.
Written so small I could barely
read its message, which said:
"I have your soul, and unless you deliver --
in small, unmarked poems --
the sum of your sorrows, you will never
see it alive again."
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, goodness! I appreciate your words so much, gosh.

And I haven't. I'll check it out!
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ParaisaDesign Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Digital Artist
You're welcome my dear. :hug: And you will definitely love their poetry.
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KarLouiie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Gosh these are beautiful. :)
But I can only imagine what inspired these feeling. :huggle:
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AWW KAREL<3

Thank you so, so much. Honestly! I know you're an art blog so seeing you favorite my work really put a smile on my face. I appreciate it! <3
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KarLouiie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
:huggle:
I love you stuff dear! Especially your newest ones with the numbers. I can really empathize with them. :huggle:
Looking forward to more of your stuff this year. Keep up the amazing work!
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, shucks! I appreciate that.
YOU'RE MY FAV KAREL THANK YOU<3
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KarLouiie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
:)
You're my fave deviantwriter :hug::heart:
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
YOU'RE MY FAVORITE EVERYTHING EEP THANK YOU KAREL

HUGS YOU AND CRIES
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KarLouiie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
:huggles:
Huggles and crais for-evs
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! Just a note to let you know that I've featured this piece in my end-of-the-year journal feature :)
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
WEEPS this was so kind! I was so honored to see the mention.

Thank you so much! It's an honor. <3
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in my weekly dA love for everyone! article.
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays!:dalove:
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I JUST SAW B'AH
thank you so much! It absolutely made my day. <3
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, i'm glad to know it! :heart:
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Divergent-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They told you that
there was nothing beautiful
in sadness...

They told you that
a smile always
brought out the best
of you...

They told you that
sadness shouldn't be
allowed to overcome you,
despite the bites and itches
of consumption.

They told you that
because they want to see you
be happy...
and because they don't want
the same fate of themselves
from past lives
to befall on your
beautiful shoulders.
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brokenfragilethings Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But sometimes it's not
as easy as they'd
like to think,
you know?

And sadness
shouldn't be allowed
to overcome you,
but sometimes
it does.

This was a lovely rebuttal, though, I enjoyed the contrast, and reading it. (:
Thank you!
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Divergent-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
But only as one walks
Away from the light
Shall one find themselves
Enveloped in darkness

But of course! :3
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