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I remember the day
you told me violins
were strung with cat gut
and that is why
you hated music
(who says that to a child?)
I followed you
all that summer.
I watched you
grow away from mother -
your whiskey held better conversations
and all she did was cry.
We'd sit cross-legged on the porch
and count the horseflies
settling on our lunch.
You would drown tadpoles
in a bucket
surprised they could not swim
and I would dream
of cherry popsicles.
And when night would gather
on the sidewalk
I'd hold my breath
until a star appeared.
Don't bother making wishes
you'd tell me -
stars are dead weight in heaven

and God has cloth ears.
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Given 2014-07-30
Violin by Scarlettletters delves into family memories that are "dark and extremely striking" (suggester's words), each painted with fresh and evocative language ( Suggested by chromeantennae and Featured by ShadowedAcolyte )
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Lovely one! :clap:
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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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ricky4 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Most welcome my friend! :D
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought: If I were to meet you I would buy you all the cherry popsicles you could possibly eat.  Congrats on the DD!Hug 
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
*Laughs* That is very nice of you. Thanks!
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so very welcome:)
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HippieHebe Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the DD, dear! Beauitful and dark poignancy :heart:
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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Liettore Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much!
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