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You loved the fire
of rogues -
imperfect men who shot up
the endings of the day
and drank down
too much beauty.
And like one of them,
you bellied with rebellion,
felt his tense seed
toil where women
never worked,
and craved his notoriety.

Poor girl -
his verses won the day
and the call of words
was too fickle a lover
for any constant star.
Don't blame yourself -
sometimes sisters
are more attractive

and all poets are

mongrels
Lady Caroline Lamb was one of Lord Byron's numerous affairs. She was the one who dubbed him "Mad, bad and dangerous to know"
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VetchVespers Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Student General Artist
As a fellow Caroline, I'll have to remember that.  ;)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Writer
Indeed you should!
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"and all poets are 

mongrels"


And a dashing band of mongrels at that! ;) 

Well done, Brendan. 
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   General Artist
kinda made me wanna sing bad boys, bad boys, lol :giggle:
a supreme piece, dear sir :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Writer
*Laughs* Love it...and thanks!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   General Artist
my pleasure! thank you for the great read! (:
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XTRQS Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Fantastic.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
I am very glad you like it - thanks!
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HippieHebe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I drink up your poetry like wine ... beautiful as always.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
That is very nice - thanks so much!
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DalekCaanII Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Brillant. Just.. makes me speechless. :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow - thanks so much!
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DalekCaanII Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Writer
magnifique !
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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RavenSpider Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
always amazing
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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RavenSpider Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are truly welcome
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Clemce Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist
There is such a splendid flow to this piece, so dark yet so catchy. Great work! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Writer
I appreciate that - thanks.
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caddman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
....nice bro...:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Many thanks!
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TheWeeLad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
this is so very good, so very very good.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it,
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!:clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks, love.
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:Always a pleasure love!:heart:
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leyghan Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Poor girl -
his verses won the day
and the call of words
was too fickle a lover
for any constant star.
Don't blame yourself -
sometimes sisters
are more attractive

:heart:

I'm thinking this alludes to the fact that Byron had a love affair with his sister?
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Exactly! I was thinking people could take it to mean Caroline had a sister, but yes - it is Augusta.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice kid...bad judge of character.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Writer
*Chuckles* True dat!
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TheWeeLad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Oh God, Did you watch the "Grinch who stole Christmas" Jim Carey movie as well?
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Did I ever, lol :lol:

It used to be a tradition for me to watch it on VHS every winter holiday.
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
indeed we are!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Very true!
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
It's really quite beautiful. If I had any nit to pick it would be that this:

you bellied with rebellion,
felt his tense seed
toil where women
never worked,

took me a few reads to smooth out rhythmically and put together what you meant. I think that's more me than a flaw in the writing, but if I was going to suggest any kind of edit it would be in those lines.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Writer
I agree - when I read it aloud, my tongue tripped over the words.
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work, Brendan! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank-you very much!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Poor girl -
his verses won the day
and the call of words
was too fickle a lover
for any constant star.

Beautiful!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
"Mad, bad, and dangerous to know."

Such a fine phrase.

I don't think there iS such a thing as too much beauty, but maybe I'm mad.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Nor do I. Hell, I wanted to BE Byron!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Damn' right!
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