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Your slouch says it all
and the way
you wear your hat
in your hands
like something condemned
or a color
you cannot remember.

Words
cannot chase you here
or follow
in the footsteps
of people
whose faces vanish
like purgatory
and pictures
torn from wallets.

Sounds
will not echo
or move
through your sleep
of tears
in blind comfort.

And no song
that bleeds your name
across the pillows
and leaves you falling
like dreams
that slipped through winter...
Prompt - lost

Dedicated to everyone who is....
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:iconknightsky106:
knightsky106 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I'm amazed at the quality and the truth in this.Its amazing to say the least and i will fav.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Many thanks - I appreciate it very much!
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:iconknightsky106:
knightsky106 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Welcome I just love it a lot
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:iconthetaoofchaos:
thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Writer
:heart:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!!
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lizzie213 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
...Yor such a good writer! <3
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Writer
That is very nice of you to say. Thanks!
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:iconlizzie213:
lizzie213 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Your very welcome!
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
it sucks ho greatly I can relte to this right now
but beautiful work none the less
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Writer
The feeling can turn us into complete strangers...at times, even monsters.
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:iconhourglassoflosttime:
HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
agreed
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:iconafter-eden:
After-Eden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Touching
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love the bemused and regretful tone of this lyric, Brendan!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. bemused seems to be a constant state for me of late...
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
:heart:
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The-Carved-Knot Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
This is wonderful. Deep and soulful flow of emotion that words can not hold and yet streamed together create such imagery that paints a picture in ones own mind that can never be held. Bravo!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I encounter so many people who are lost...and I have been there as well...several times.
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:iconoboogie3000:
Oboogie3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
All I can say is WONDERFUL!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it. many thanks.
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OpheliaWhispers Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Lovely use of words again dear :D
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks so much!
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:iconxfallinghearts:
xfallinghearts Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
the last stanza definitely spoke to me the most...
wonderful! i just got inspired to write again haha.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Great - I am glad. And thanks!
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kagamihime Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck yes.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Glad you can relate. Thanks!
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ToxikRainbows Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
This is cool!
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks!
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I know this "song" so well lately :huggle:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Writer
There is alone...and there is loneliness. Sometimes they blur for us all.
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: Yeah.. Loneliness fills me a lot, I can feel alone in a crowd or even at home sometimes.
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fenicksreborn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Writer
Very touching. Describes so much. :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
:iconbigheartplz:
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:iconfenicksreborn:
fenicksreborn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Writer
You're most welcome! :D
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Flesh-unfolding Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Wonderful words. I love the somewhat grey, depressing atmosphere.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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purplesunsestx3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I love the beginning.
Your slouch says it all
and the way
you wear your hat
in your hands
like something condemned
or a color
you cannot remember.


Wah, the poem is lovely. Sadly, I can't seem to favorite it for some reason.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Writer
That's okay. I am very glad you like it.
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:iconpurplesunsestx3:
purplesunsestx3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
:] It worked!
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:icontime-warrior:
time-warrior Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
I feel that way most of the time ...
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Writer
*Smiles* Join the club....
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time-warrior Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
^^
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AndromedaII Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
:heart: Your wonderful work has been featured here [link] on 6/24/09 :heart::w00t:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Writer
Many thanks!!
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IRISHWSDM Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Haunting and familiar,nicely said :shamrock:
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am feeling a bit this way of late...
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francesdance Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
I almost cried...thank you.
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Wow - how very nice of you! i am glad you enjoyed it.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009   Writer
Your slouch says it all
and the way
you wear your hat
in your hands
like something condemned
or a color
you cannot remember.


exquisite
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:iconscarlettletters:
Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Professional Writer
Thanks very much, my friend.
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