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Like the gnarled roots of an old decaying tree
I’m twisted and confused, tired of being me
On the surface I am strong, abrasively calm, and ready
But underneath it all I’m weak, wrong, and unsteady

I shudder at the wind; tell tale of death’s bringer
I feel the chill upon my spine; forever it seems to linger
Now is not the time for cleansing wounds of past battles
Worse is lurking just beyond the howling darkness of the shadows

There isn't much that I can do against an army borne of fear
Every nightmare, all my demons, they’re all assembled here
They’re everything that I’m ashamed to say is part of me
The ugly truth behind my eyes no one should ever see

And if I held my ground would it be too much to face?
Or should I just ignore what I know I can’t erase?
If I held my ground, would you ask me to change?
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AdventureDude503 Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just, wow. Really great, it's amazing. :clap: I really like that last line of the third stanza "The ugly truth behind my eyes no one should ever see"
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Invoking Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :heart: Very much~
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ddog101rocks Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So many of these lines of beautiful poetry describe me, especially the third stanza.
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Invoking Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The third stanza was the hardest for me to write.
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ddog101rocks Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Really? Honestly, I think that the third stanza is the best part of this poem, not that any of it is bad.
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Invoking Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. It's the one I really put a lot of thought into. I re-wrote it a dozen times or so, so I'm glad you like that part. Makes me feel like my efforts are appreciated.
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ddog101rocks Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your efforts are appreciated very much. Your poems are truly amazing.
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:iconmagicaljoey:
If you ignore then you risk attack. Hold your ground and you can defend.
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horsesrock847 Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that was amazing
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