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And it broke my heart,
so I turned down all the pictures
and I tried to forget
where I put your necklace but
it's still reflected in the mirror,
lurking behind my jewelry box.

And it broke my heart
when I took the yearbook from the shelf
and stumbled on your picture
not so accidentally,
right before your scrawled
"Forever yours."

And how to regain composure
when turning down the sheets,
when lying on the bed,
while thinking of all the alternate worlds
where my hand is in your hand, but...

that's before I changed the pictures
and let tarnish choke that silver charm
and put the yearbook in the attic
next to the music that you wrote.

And, don't you know,
It felt so good
to spray my bed with my perfume;
to willfully forget
you ever smiled there.
A poem trend started by *vespera that I was invited to jump in on! Got plenty of lines for heartache, but I try not to put it here if I can help it. XD
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it. I imagined the whole thing very clearly, I could even imagine the look in the woman's eyes and her broken look. Fantastic.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad that you liked it and could visualize it so clearly! Thank you. :heart:
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RiotSong Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great! i really enjoyed the last few sentences ....it's very visual, and i can kind of imagine this actually happening as i read it...kind of like something out of a book!
again, good stuff :) very emotional
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I'm always happy when my imagery hits home!!! :D
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RiotSong Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
youre very welcome! i'm always happy when i get to read great writing ;) :)
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"& let tarnish choke that silver charm"

Great line. I've been letting a few things tarnish... it's a very healthy thing to do sometimes. :D
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

Mmm, isn't it a good feeling every once in a while? :heart: I hope that brings whatever healing and closure you need.
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks... I'm getting there. :heart: And I hope likewise for you.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I heal a little more every day, and I hope you do as well. :heart:

I'm finally ready for love again, though, which is a fantastic sign! :D Almost completely over him.
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tonepainter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
3 years after my divorce, I'm finally beginning to feel that way, too. It's a surprise, because I wasn't sure it was ever going to happen. But it's a great feeling! :D
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Life is just a great ferris wheel, turning. Sometimes it'll get stuck in ups, sometimes in downs, but it always keeps rolling. Glad to know you're coming out of that down and moving up. :heart:
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Aumnren Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Question: just curious, but why did you use "&" instead of "and"?
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was following the style of the person that had requested I try my hand at this poetry trend. I thought it looked cool! :aww:

I think I'm going to change it, however. Someone pointed out to me that the "&" looks like a little man dragging his butt on the floor, and that's all I can see when I look at it now. It kinda ruins the poem. :XD:
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Aumnren Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
Haha now that you mention it...it does look like a little man dragging his butt..
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, see what I mean? Can't take the symbol seriously, now.
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corajasmine Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omg i can totally relate! and it sucks when it happens....
this happened a little too often for me (friendship wise ) but i don't let my self forget :$
i think this has got to be my new favourite...:$
lovely poem i am sure many can relate too :heart:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :heart:

Sorry that you can relate to it, though. That's never fun.
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corajasmine Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime :heart:
and yeah :/ definitely not the best thing but hey it makes us who we are in the end :)
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vespera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*grins* hehe, well I didn't start it, Heather wrote the first one and then Delaney and Kate wrote responses and then months later when I finally came back to dA I saw both of theirs and got jealous and went back and reread Heather's and yea... lol

Ah lovely! :D
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaaaaah, okay! It's brilliant nonetheless. :heart:

Glad you liked it! :D
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