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Hello everybody! My name is Lizzie, and I'm proud poet. =) I started really writing poetry my senior year of high school. I had an amazing Creative Writing teacher...under her instruction, I became a Scholastic Gold Key poet, and was invited to read alongside Taylor Mali at the Sunken Garden Poetry festival. I am an alumnus of UVM, with my degree in Elementary Education, History, and Special Education. I'm a busy lady, but I still write on the side. Nature provides plenty of inspiration. :heart:
I'm trying to get my poetry published in a hopeful attempt to pay for college. I know it's a really long shot--so much of my poetry is in dire need of edits!! There are so many amazing voices here, I'd love to learn from you! Constructive criticism is appreciated, but PLEASE be sure to include what you think needs editing and how it could be better.


Feel free to send me a prompt, or a poem request. Sometimes I run out of ideas and I love getting new ones.

Current Residence: USA
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Favourite genre of music: Classical, Alternative
Favourite photographer: My older sister! =D
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iTouch (because I can play Fruit Ninja on it, haha)
Favourite cartoon character: Axe Cop
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There's a line for lottery tickets today.
I stare at the back of a line of heads
and wonder how much they would give
for a winner,
how they'd use their billion-dollar fix.

The man in front twists
his niccotine fingers and mumbles
his lucky numbers,
a six-digit prayer to such
unholy saints,
those paper-green faces.

You have a better chance of
being struck by lightening than you do
breaking out of debt before
you're forty--
If my parents wouldn't suffer for
my monetary sins,
my negative worth in the eyes
of capital gods,
I would stand in thundering fields
with my kite to the cumulonimbus.

I am banking
on a set of asinine numbers,
asking Jesus, Mary, every canonized soul
to put me before the others
with crumpled dreams in their pockets,
paying a dollar-and-fifty for what could be
their salvation.

I don't even know their stories,
I just hold mine to my chest and pray
it is enough to justify
the sating of my deficit
before theirs.
It is quarter to winter.

This is my elegy to
the paint-chipped steps
and autumn crowns.

To invisible breaths
and paths
across the yard and back.

To summer-lungs
and sweat.

I mourn the loss of Scorpius,
but welcome Orion.

I hang my August words
and trade my voice for frost.

This is the death of back-porch nights,
the barefoot gait,
and birdsong.
Autumn Threnody
While I like winter, I do miss the warmer months and what they carried. 
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My soul is a pomegranate,
sectioned into pointilist
clusters of rain and color.

Take my breath as white light,
refract it into spectra,
scatter me across the floor,
vibrant.

I have always ached
to move the way daylight
stretches on the hardwood
like a lazy cat,
crawling effortless across the hours
in a sanguine arc.

When you assess the architecture
of my face,
trace from cheek to jawbone
in sundial lines,
I am convinced you are the prism
that paints me vital
Some nights
there's entirely too much to write
and yet
nothing to say.
If you've ever
been in a room
with 15 children
who have personalities
that match as well
as plaid and polka-dots,
moreover if this room
is tiny and stuffy,
you will quickly learn
just how loud a human voice can get
before you feel inclined
to curl into fetal position
and rock until they ask you
what you're doing
as opposed to
throwing words,
blocks,
and anything else they think
you can't see them pick up.

This frustration proves
the theory of relativity
quite nicely.

It is only overshadowed
by how a series
of tiny hugs
can make you forget
how you decided that maybe
you didn't want children.

Or at least not 15.
On the use of Indoor Recess as Birth Control
One of the strange things about teaching pre-K/Kindergarten is that all of these children have the ability to make you realize that you both want children, but want to wait as well.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+favlove: Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, Lizzie.  Thank you kindly for the watch.  Have a great weekend.  :)
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Of course! :) This is a late reply, but I hope that your weekend was great and that this one coming up is a good one for you as well!
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shep4life Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey thanks for the Watch and the fav for Saturated Seduction! :) Much love!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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shep4life Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Kind
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for watching me, dear! :huggle:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Of course!
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ReasonBear Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  New member Professional General Artist
Thanks for the watch
It looks delicious
I'd eat it now but
I've no clean dishes

..!.,
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I love it! You're quite welcome. :)
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