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you are smoke,
blackened feathers,
and I forget
how the mockingbird
used to sing.

please,
I forget
how to miss someone.
you left warm spots in me,
familiar dents and puckers
now empty.

nothing holds my eyes in place.
they roll from one end of my skull
to the other,
rattling.
I don't want to see
a world without you in it.

you let this place hollow out
and dry like infinite droughts.
you
let me
burn.

the years age me,
and I don't know who I am
anymore.

I only remember you,

but I forget that you are gone.
"And I wish that I was as good as you,
caring and trusting.
And I wish that my condition was new,
but I'm old and rusting."


-Brand New, You Stole, Daisy

this is heavily inspired by that song. kind of like how you get so used to breathing you kind of forget that you do it 24/7. does that make sense? if you stop breathing there are obviously consequences. suddenly there's this weird absence that you never experienced before and you don't know how to keep moving.

2014 littleblueraccoon

in other words, mine!
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foxplant Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow <3
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: Thank you! 
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alkaline-earth-11 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Writer
It's crazy that I had the very lines you used in the description stuck in my head today, and here deviantART is recommending this poem to me while I hardly ever get on here anymore. I love the poem, too. The imagery your simple words evoke is truly disturbing and at the same time comforting in that it is so familiar. Keep on writing such beautiful things. The world sure could use it.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Hey, weird coincidence! :O_o: Aw, thank you so much for your kind words. It's nice to meet another Brand New fan. :heart:
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Mocchia Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here let me add this to my favorites
Lovely, and captures the emotions well <3
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Mocchia Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Kitoria Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
When I read this poem, I thought of how when a person I loved died, it hurt and I felt like a piece of my soul died. It is painful when you lose something important to you isn't it?
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Aw, I'm so sorry. :( It definitely is. 
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xJillValentinex Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this on the homepage. I read the first stanza and was hooked. Very well done!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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xJillValentinex Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) Keep up the nice work!
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Aw! :huggle:
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xJillValentinex Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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ClarityofSound Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I hated letting my mocking bird out of his cage, but then I realized he was not a bird for me to keep, but merely a star for me to look at and watch from afar. And I had to accept that I was a mere mortal and he was the untouchable absence of a muse that my lack of inspiration could not tolerate. Your poem is absolutely beautiful and it speaks volumes. It also coincides well with that song and I think they dance well together. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for this new little light in the world~ >w<
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
;u; this comment is beautiful. :heart:

Thank you very much for your kind words! It's cool that the poem and the song go together because I actually wrote this while listening to the song. :blushes:
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4L3KS Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
something inspired by brand new?? and its getting recognition?? whoa ;v;

this is beautiful and great job!!! i'm a big brand new fan so i'm SUPER PUMPED that this is ont he front page!
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
I can't believe it! I'm going crazy waiting for Brand New to make another album. I need it in my life. :heart:

Thank you so much! Woo, it's awesome to meet another Brand New fan!
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4L3KS Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
i know right? jesse what are you doing :( we miss you

have you heard their "secret" song out of range?
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Writer
No, I haven't! I'm off to go stalk it! Also, you've probably heard it before, but have you listened to their song "Fork and Knife"? It's one of my favorites. :heart:
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4L3KS Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
yesss i love "fork and knife" !!! thats one of my faves B) 
im really in love with the devil and god too so anything off that album i love to bits <3<3
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, awesome! They're such a fantastic band. :heart:
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4L3KS Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
they are!!! btw it was nice talking to you!! :-D
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Writer
you too! (:
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! Congrats on being on the front page! 
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! I can't believe it! :O
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, your poetry certainly deserves it! :hug:
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stillarashi Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my feels. >.<
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Hehe :hug:
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stillarashi Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You seem to bring back the writer in me, it was ages ago when I last wrote a poem. Thanks for inspiring me! Hug 
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Writer
AWWW, really?! That's the best compliment I could have possibly gotten. It means so much to me that something I could do has the power to inspire somebody else. :blushes: Thank you so much! Good luck with your writing! ;u;
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stillarashi Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Thanks! Keep writing! <3
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Writer
I will!
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:iconstillarashi:
stillarashi Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug 
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LordNyarly Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful! As if the words were taken out of my heart)
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Writer
Aww, thank you! :heart:
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BlueEccofan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I actually do like this poem!
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:iconlittleblueraccoon:
littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :)
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BlueEccofan Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
=D
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner May 2, 2014   General Artist
I like this so much~

The start and the end were my favorite parts. ^_^ Especially the start.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! :heart: I'm glad you like it! 
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, wow.
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littleblueraccoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Writer
Eeek, thank you very much! ;u;
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! <3
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