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Twisted up in a trap of I.V.s,
she withered and withered away.
Disease stole her lively light
from the sickbed where she lay.

A month before she perished,
I think she might have said,
"I know that I am dying, sure,
but dying's not the same as dead."
Buddy Holly reference, anyone? :heart:

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x-Sinister-Chaos-x Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student
Have you read e. e. cumming's dying is fine (but death   ? You really must. It contrasts death vs. dying, which I had never considered up until a year ago. I'd had to have a cumming's fan explain to me what was going on, but once he explained that it was separating the concept of death as a permanent ending, as constructed by society, and dying by means of perishing only to be recycled, as found in nature, it made a lot of sense.

Nice work
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
I haven't! Is it a poem? It sounds pretty cool. I thought about it the other day (despite how morbid the topic is), how some people die quickly and others just slowly suffer and wither away. Different highways, same destination: they both die, but how they get there is what varies. 

Thank you so much! :huggle:
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x-Sinister-Chaos-x Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student
Yup, that's what the poem is called! dying is fine (but death Oh cumming's and his weird grammatical marks...
I don't really think contemplating death and dying is morbid. It's almost sad that dying has to have such a negative connotation to it when it is a natural part of life. Of course, I reject death as much as someone who's lactose intolerant rejects ice cream. I'm scared of death, have been probably since I was 12. It's definitely a mature topic - one no one likes to talk about! For me, I think of being morbid as being fixated on the details of death: rotting, decomposing, murder, etc.


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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Writer
Yeah, there comes a point where it does get fairly graphic. :nod:
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13ZexyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
As always, you leave me to say wow.

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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Glad I could! Thanks! :TipOfTheHat: 
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starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
...Oh. My. God! This is so...so beautiful. Never was it meant to be, for God to hurt the fragrent she.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Aw, thank you very much! :huggle:
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starfire-zorua Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome!
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Dejers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. :)
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :D
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Shorrax Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
spooky
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks!
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Shorrax Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem
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MrMustasio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gave me the shivers. This is absolutely beautiful. 
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Ooh, thank you! :hug:
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MrMustasio Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Np! :)
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deathbyskyrim Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohnoes:
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
:giggle:
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Lexi247 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Wow, this is amazing
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :huggle:
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
*has no idea on the reference, but likes this very much*

The end! I adore the end! I'm feeling emotion now... Not entirely sure why it affected me that much, but it does.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Hehe, "Not Fade Away" is a Buddy Holly song.

Thank you! I'm so glad you made a connection! :la:
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BlueEccofan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
LOVE IT! Hate IVs, but I LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
Ugh, ikr? IVs suck so badly. Thanks! ;)
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BlueEccofan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I HATE them! They're no fun at all. Believe me. They really are a living nightmare. I can handle the shots, but NOT the stupid IVs.
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ErmagerdNerd Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
i very much like this
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Writer
I'm glad to hear it! Thanks! :squee:
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