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Beloved,

Is it possible to feel too much at times? Can the heart become a weapon, carrying the weight of unspent dreams?

There are rare nights when I seem to ghost dance with the world. I move through it, aware of the physical existence of people, places, things - their connections - and nothing more.They leave no indelible mark; they are a mere whisper on my landscape that echoes vaguely in my conscious mind, a glancing blow that barely registers. Mouths move...words are said, and I comprehend the physical act, the meaning and reality - but it only ripples the surface.

And then there are nights that are quiet electricity and life blooms out of control around me in vibrant and livid color. Every word has a music to it and every nuance of movement shoots through me and pins me to the wall of desire. I am held prisoner by the soft beauty of words not said. I feel the pain of lost tears and memories mumbled in a gentle catechism of failure..

And it is on those nights that I think of you. The past bleeds into the present and you become the prayer on my lips. I taste you in the air that moves around me and see your face reflected in a thousand pairs of eyes. I feel my body poised over yours like a whisper..and the faint shock of your warmth moving under me, that gentle shudder that arches your body to press tightly against mine.

Haunting is the sweetest of sins; the penance even more so...
December Form Challenge, 2012 :iconkiwi-damnation::iconprojectdfc:

December 25 : The Epistle

I was late on this one. I have seen them written as poems and as prose poems. I did the former last year (with rhyme) and went with something new this year. It is for Victoria,




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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
My eyes was glued to every word...captivating, and simply vibrant and amazing!!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! This was a joy to write!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for allowing me this gorgeous read, dear friend. Excellent piece as ever. :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   General Artist
Always a pleasure, dear soul :huggle:
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this is undeniable beautiful :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I appreciate the support!
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
not a problem :)
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Shades-Of-Lethe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful, Brendan!! Deeply beautiful read... almost magnetic... Love it! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I appreciate the support!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
This is so perfect, so expressive, so, pardon the pun, haunting....
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Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Nullibicity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was beautiful. Your thoughts and inquiries became sultry rivers of velvet silk, to which my mind delved in. I was captured from the beginning, and it seemed an effortless act to keep reading... I wanted to finish it, and the flow your poem possessed made it enjoyable. It was definitely an exciting read for me: I have a deep-rooted respect and sincerity for the written word. This piece reminded me of all the things words can do, and all the emotions they can express. I thank you for this much needed reminder.
Fantastic job! (:
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Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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Nullibicity Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most certainly welcome!
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! :heart:
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Of course! (:
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silverfoxxette Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
your are extremely wonderful. Smart and talented... You inspire me to become more of just a amateur poet. Your passion is intellect. Good imagination too!
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Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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your very welcome
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superbly written,so beautiful!:worship:
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Wonderful poem!
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ryka-the-fallen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
high degrees of resonance, for flat greys and rampant color and being haunted by those not present.

-doffs hat-
beautiful
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Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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SailorMeowMeow Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing
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HeyThereDelilah20 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
damn...if someone wrote that to me- jus..damn..
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Another-Person Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Absolutely brilliant.
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NelehGrimm Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
If ever someone would write me something like this I'd fling myself straight at him. =)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
...speaking as no ones beloved, the answer to the opening questions is the same, and it is an affirmative. :shrug: at least from this point of view.
Great piece, sir. Well done.
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BeyondJen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful as usual, Brendan. I adore your imagery. And that closing line...perfection. :heart:
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:heart:
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Kagmi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this.

It makes me curious about the backstory - but perhaps the piece is more powerful if you don't know!
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Brightsideofdarkenss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   General Artist
Interseting imagry
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I ment interesting... aparently sometimes I can't spell
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Marvelous. There are no words.
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