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you are a broken house with smashed windows
and ivy growing between your fingers
you are fragile and with every
creaking footstep on the stairs you pray so 
hard that you have let the right one in

there will be people,
people with minds so blissfully ignorant that
they walk right through you and do not 
see the splintered furniture residing within your
body, you are invisible to them,
and sometimes
you wonder if you are even there

but then there are other people - 
people worth staying standing for,
people who will walk in and gently run their 
fingers along the parts of yourself that
you forgot were even there,
people who will explore your anatomy like
it is an undiscovered world. 
let them find the stale cup of water you left
beneath your bed 5 months ago,
let them find the brittle treasures you hide
in your fireplace, and how you masochistically
adore the way that you could just
catch on fire at any
second

but do not let them break you,
not ever again.


oh my god i didn't write about you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wrote about something else and i'm not sure what it is but that's okay because it's different and it's not you and that's very very good for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(i do need to stop beginning my poems with "you are" though it's becoming something of a bad habit)

update: read aloud here - soundcloud.com/ellathepirate/d…
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Sammur-amat Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
there is just so much sophistication and strength in this poem, sweetheart, i'm blown away :love:
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:iconanobrain:
thank you so much! :heart:
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tiajones Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hmmm this is lovely.
i like it very much. <3
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:iconanobrain:
thank you, sweetheart :heart:
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tiajones Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
of course <3
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haphazardmelody Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This has some fantastic imagery in it.

And I think at least half of my poems start with either "you are" or "I am" lol.
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:iconanobrain:
thank you, dear! 
yeah i know how you feel, it is definitely a difficult habit to break
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ivorysinkshore Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
hands down favorite poem i've read all month so far

and probably one of my favorites of yours

wow....the voice is so strong in this one

i love this poem so so much
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:iconanobrain:
oh my gosh thank you so much shane this means tonnes!!! :heart:
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ivorysinkshore Jan 22, 2014  Student Writer
:la: ofc!!! you're like one of my fav writers on da! :la:
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