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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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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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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner May 3, 2014   Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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PhoenixFlamesRising Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
"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."

So beautiful. So epic. So beautifully epic.

And end to all beauty, even as the beauty was just being truly witnessed for the first time.

Heartbreakingly beautiful and epic; GREAT poem!
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014   Writer
Thank you! :D
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PhoenixFlamesRising Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
*an end; not "and end" :P
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LaughingD77 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing.  I found your poem, this poem, a while back, and held off on commenting because I hoped to find better words to convey to you how much I adore it.  I've given up on that for now, though, and so can only express my admiration for your artistry and my gratitude for sharing your work!
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