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Seven more mouths to feed
(For this you left
your father's house?),
shoes piled by the door
and grimy rucksacks
full of coal.
(He promised you a diamond)
They keep you on your toes
with their uncombed hair
and their untrimmed beards
and appetites like young bulls.
That dress of yours
has seen better days
and your hands
are worn out -
bloodied starlings in your pockets.
So you cook and clean
and sew
and wait by the window
each morning for them to leave,
polishing your apples
and dream of what the huntsman

is hiding in his box.
The REAL story...
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STelari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well written indeed.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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Fragul Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Awesome! I love this. 
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Writer
I am glad you like it - thanks!
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This lovely image just floored me. :)

"bloodied starlings in your pockets."
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!  I want to do more in this series.
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You should.  You have quite the handle on applying creepy and lurid in good measure- dark theater.  :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much! In looking at what I have written over the years, there is little that is not dark.
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've been trying to figure that one out (in my own writing).  Happier, hopeful stuff doesn't come as naturally.  I keep a happy/hopeful folder in my gallery, but it doesn't get a lot of entries.  :)
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect :heart:
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