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Hang your wings up
for me tonight
and tremble, frail
and pale as winter's skin
within my arms.
Be my stranger,
an undone deed
I can carry like a candle
or a verse
whose words are simple
and let me feel it flame
like a soft bandage on my wounds.

Be my damage,
an unhealed skirmish
so sore that sorrow wanders
like a buried child
and banish me to yesterday
and fill my cup
with all I've ruined.
Hang your wings up
for me tonight
and tumble, silent
and fragile as summer sin
within my arms
and be my savior -
one long last shudder
behind my eyes

where you never thought
to look.
For Victoria
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whimsicalworks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This happened to be on the front page of my random favourites.  This is your finest work in my opinion. For what it is worth :D  Thought I would mention before you retire from da.
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am impressed very much; words are getting dense and dense as long as ı rad them again and again...Love your way to compose words, Even if English is not main language I can really feel your feeling deep in my heart:nod:

<Thanks for sharing :clap:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Writer
That is very high praise. I thank you and am glad you enjoy my words.
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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love-shakspeare Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is SO beautiful! I love your poetry so much :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Writer
That is very nice of you to say - many thanks!
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love-shakspeare Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :)
And thanks for the fave on "Crooked". :hug:
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
I like "Be my damage,
an unhealed skirmish
so sore that sorrow wanders
like a buried child"
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks! I am glad you like it.
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leyghan Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Simply sublime!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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whimsicalworks Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Beautiful.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Writer
Your work is starting to become my addiction. With this, like raindrops, cool against the heart, it definitely feels refreshing.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Writer
The epitome of grace and enchantment. Your skill baffles me even as I absorb more and more of your works.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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OP1atedDreems Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Writer
No problem.
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RequiemsandReveries Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Wow, this is moving.
"and fragile as summer sin" = brilliant
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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enlotta7 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's beautiful
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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starchild777 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
so simply beautiful
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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starchild777 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Welcome. I always look forward to seeing your words
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Photographer
This is the definition of amazing writing. This is so personal and emotional, incredible impact. Very well done.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so wonderful for your special girl!! :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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mj-magic Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! :heart:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Writer
Meaningful, sweet, delicate, romantic, beautiful.

"one long last shudder
behind my eyes

where you never thought
to look." :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Writer
Many thanks. I am glad you liked it!
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your words are especially beautiful here in this poem.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much.
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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome very much. I would buy a book of your poems, should you ever choose to publish them.
(yes, even though I read them on deviant art I would still buy the book!) :)
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The allusions to angels and the burning candles make this poem amazing to read!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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WaywardGypsy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
no problem
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nya3greyangel Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
this is sad, but beautiful, your words flow like water over a dry creek-bed after a drought filling and healing
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! Such a softness and subtle seduction.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it.
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kittiasher Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Wow, your imagery is amazing! Fabulous piece!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks very much - I appreciate it!
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kittiasher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Absolutely! Well deserved!!
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HourglassOfLostTime Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
a stain of sorrow, beatiful sorrow, and yet love. Wonderful job.

inspiring peace
motivates me to write about my own Dear Angel ^_^
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Writer
:iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Even by your remarkable standards, Brendan, this is indeed a lovely poem.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Writer
Thanks. I am writing some pieces of late that just seem to be full of words...
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
:heart:
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RedFawkes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely adore this piece!
Another triumph.
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