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this is a poem about how fixing people
is not romantic.
we’re not meant to be somebody’s answer,
we’re not meant to make someone feel alive again.

this is a poem about why you shouldn’t kiss him
because he’s broken
because you want to save him.

save yourself first.
kiss him because he holds a place in your heart, not
because he's the only thing making it pump.
kiss him because he’s in your life, not because
he is your life.

hold him, but don’t hold onto him because you believe
you’re drowning.
(get to dry land first.)

--

this is a poem about how i find poetry in everything.
breakups. my dad telling me i mattered.

nightmares. my neighbor’s insomnia.
how it drove him crazy.
how he swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills to fix it.

my neighbor’s funeral.

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this is a poem about the split-apart theory.

the idea was that when humanity became arrogant
toward the gods, we were split in two
and were doomed to spend our lives searching
for our other halves.

i’m sorry, but i don’t like the idea that we are born
incomplete.
we are born whole.
with age, pieces of us are just taken away
and we try to fill in the spaces.

your body, your life, is a house and
if there are holes, empty rooms,
don’t give the key to strangers with pretty eyes
and velvet voices
who don’t belong.

you’ll know who’s worth keeping.
they may not give you pieces
but they will take nothing away.
they will not rent themselves to you,
they’ll let you move in
and your edges will click against one another.

they will leave you be and they will say, “let’s be imperfect
together.”

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this is a poem about drinking.

don’t risk getting drunk
just so you’re brave enough to kiss him.
don’t risk waking up not remembering
the feel of his lips
and the push of his body on yours.

because you will, eventually.
you will feel that sloppy mouth

and you will feel regret.

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this is a poem about what i remember.

i can point to any line i ever wrote
and tell you exactly what i felt
as the words came out of me,
if the ink blotted with tears,
if i smiled and dotted the i’s with hearts.

at one point i’m pretty sure i knew where i wanted to go;
i had a path and a goal at the end.
i dreamed of a husband
and two little boys, and a house in colorado.

then, nothing.
no husband, no goal, no path.

i want to know where it went but
i’m still not sure if i veered off the path
or if it steered away from me.

this is a poem about the day i woke up, and where everything
had once been, stood nothing.

this is also a poem about what i don’t remember.

--

this is a poem about irony.

irony is my neighbor eating a bottle of sleeping pills
because he just wanted to sleep.

irony is how he’ll sleep forever now.

(irony is that he didn’t fucking deserve that.)

--

humans are the most sensitive species.
our skin is fragile, and we have no fur. we bleed easily.

we know when to stop, when it hurts too much,
when to save our own lives.

we are weak, and exposed, and vulnerable.
we are born crying, and it's okay to cry now,
however many years it's been.

this is a poem about us, and how i love you all.

--

this is not a poem about the difference between any cut
and a broken heart
because, i've found, the pain is nearly the same.

this is a poem about recovery.

talk about what hurts. call your mother, call your father
and take your time.
write it down where you won't remember.

then let it go.
These literally have no theme anymore.

Many thanks to my boyfriend, for inspiring the section about human sensitivity. He claims he's not a poet. With each passing day, I've learned otherwise.
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WitchofTales Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know how many of your poems I have read by now, but I don't need to read any more to know that you write in a way I wish to write. Be in a way a wish to be.

You are so brave and caring--at least, that's what I feel from your poems. 

For the third time, thank you for having written such beautiful poems and stories about poems and stories that may not have been so beautiful to you.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Writer
That's so sweet. :love: Like all of your reviews.
Thank you. <3
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idknotish808 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student
These r awesome....i <3 the one abt the split-apart theory but all of them r really really good
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
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Bleiren Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I love how even though you don't have a direct theme, you write it down anyway and share it with us. I think everything you write is beautiful and I love every one of them. It's like you are sharing a piece of you with the world and how lucky we are that we get to see it. You are one of my favorite writers and I wanted you to know that. Thank you for sharing, ~B
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Writer
Thank you, so so much. :heart: Lately, it seems like my writing has a direction all its own, and the theme - if any - comes together later. It's been very exciting. :D
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kmills95 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
featured here: fav.me/d6lkpyo
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013   Writer
:love: Thank you so much!!
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nonetheIess Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Writer
I swear, every one of your poems is brilliant! :love:
Amazingly done. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013   Writer
:blush: Thank you so very much!
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I say we get the general human race to read this. Maybe people will treat each other better then.

You have a way with words, my friend, that is pure eloquence of the heart and soul. No big, long words or complicated sentences used, but you've still touched me in a way that brings a sad kind of smile to me face. My day was already good, but this just made it so much better. :heart:
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013   Writer
That's so sweet of you to say, thank you. :love:
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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stydja-dauthleikr Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to call myself a writer, sometimes...but...you have the words for the things i still can't say. Thank you.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Writer
:love: That's very kind of you.
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Resin-San Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sooo beautiful..you made me think. a lot. thank you so much..Hug +fav
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
You're welcome! :D
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w-o-a-nderer Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is beautiful. So many things to think about and stories from everyone's lives.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
Thank you. :heart:
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TheArrowsOfArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Wow... Such a strong poem filled with lessons many are still learning.. Amazing how many elements you connected. There are these standards many seem to put into romanticism that all-together shouldn't be there and keeps us from being individuals when we are so "attached"

This isn't a poem about nothing; This is a poem about everything.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Writer
That's really sweet. :happycry: Thank you very much.
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TheArrowsOfArtemis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
No problem :) Felt inspired.
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shakes8 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm gonna cry now.... That is beautiful.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Writer
Thank you. <3
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shakes8 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem!
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AlessaNitara Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Again, this is wonderful. I love this part the most:
"i can point to any line i ever wrote
and tell you exactly what i felt
as the words came out of me,
if the ink blotted with tears,
if i smiled and dotted the i’s with hearts" because I feel myself within your words. Keep up the good work!
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Writer
:D Thank you so much!
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Monsterintheshadows Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Beautiful!La la la la 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
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Monsterintheshadows Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Your welcome!
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Madrin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Beautiful.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
:heart:
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fallin-anjil Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
This is beautiful, I love the line, "Let's be imperfect together" Clap Mindblowing 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
:huggle: Thank you so much.
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013

sensitive in thought, love in writing, beauty in reading.

The things you right are wondrous never stop. 

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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
That's incredibly sweet. Thank you. :)
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svenspade09 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
yep
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izfish Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you write reality. Thank you. And thank you for the part about crying. Because sometimes that's what everybody needs, the chance to cry.
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
There's absolutely no shame in crying. It was Virginia Woolfe who said that crying has always been a sign that we're alive. :heart:
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izfish Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep.
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JustReese Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Writer
"i can point to any line i ever wrote
and tell you exactly what i felt
as the words came out of me,
if the ink blotted with tears,
if i smiled and dotted the i’s with hearts."

everything you write is SO REAL and universal and I admire your writing and style so much :D 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Writer
:la: Thank you so much!
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MissStory Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I really do find this piece rather interesting, as it's apart from my view of things. I do agree we are born as we are, as one whole person. I'd have to disagree with us needing another half. I believe that a husband and wife who truly love eachother and both contribute are a half and together are one. We start out as one as in one person, but if you follow the right path, the best can be given to you. Thus, you are one half in a relationship. And that's how it should work.
I do agree that a relationship shouldn't be solely to fix someone , because that's a parent child relationship-it shouldn't be like that between boyfriend and girlfriend or husband and wife.
Anyway, thanks for sharing this piece. Indeed I find it very ironic :meow:
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013   Writer
You're most welcome. :heart: Happy that you understand where I'm coming from.
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hazelpeachpetal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
this is truly amazing :iconiloveyouplz:

asdfjkl; i gotta wonder how you learned how to write like this :meow: this is really cool and i kinda wanna know how to write poetry this well
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Writer
:iconilavplz:

To be honest, the most teaching I've had in terms of writing is school. Most of my talent's come to me naturally.
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hazelpeachpetal Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
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huh thats really cool then~ i'll have to practice then or something
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
Best of luck. :love:
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hazelpeachpetal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
thank you :meow:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so freaking wonderful, I can't even begin to describe how much I love this poem.  You did a FANTASTIC job.  Thank you for sharing with the dA community. Love
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