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they don’t tell you that
one day,
sisyphus just let the rock roll down
and collect his body
like dust.

they don’t tell you that you can still walk
with holes in your legs
and you can still love
when your heart has already been ripped open.

they don’t tell you that
you are 75% of an ocean
that is six miles deep
and eats ships alive,
75% of the water that shapes canyons,
75% of the rain that drowned the earth
for forty days and nights.

they don’t tell you that
your body is made of the same carbon
as stars
and diamonds.

they don’t tell you that
there is a fire burning inside of you
or that your bones are stronger than steel
or that the things that fuel you
fuel tigers, too.

the greeks and romans wrote stories about
how strong you were

and you are icarus,
and you died laughing
because they didn’t tell you
how beautiful the world really was

even as it was swallowed
by the waves.
They don't tell you that you're strong.
But you are. 


I have one great love, and that is humanity. However, I'm fond of the word "titan," as well. Maybe not as much as people, but I adore how it just sounds like a power word.

I'm also trying out a new font here. Let me know what you think.
Oh, and what you think of the poem, as well. :)

edit: I got a feature!
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Silent--Songbird Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly, truly, amazing
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M4geOfSp4ce Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!
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zomgmad Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Are we strong if we don't know it? If we can't use that strength because we don't know it exists? Or if we use it in the wrong way, for the wrong reasons, because we don't know we're using it?

(Not criticizing you or the poem, just some questions it brought up in me. Thanks for making me think! :))
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
This is wonderful!
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TwistedTreeRanch Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can just hear this being read at a slam.
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconaparazita-r::iconsquirrelflight-77:Your artwork has been graciously featured in Titans Genuine Literature feature ,stay wonderful!Hug:iconsquirrelflight-77::iconaparazita-r:
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner May 15, 2014   Writer
Thank you! :love:
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KendrixTermina Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This is so beautiful, I can't even find the words. 
This should b some famous, easily recognizeable thing that many peaople can see. 

I agree with the message 100%. 
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   Writer
Thank you. :heart: That's very sweet of you. 
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notyetgone Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful....
and yes. I understand the love for words like 'Titan.'
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