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I had forgotten your love letters
until they cut my finger when I
grazed the bottom of my drawer.
Folded crisp and neat,
some of the ink had smudged like
the crimson filling the whorls of my thumb.

I could hear your voice clearly,
saturated in the scrawling script.
You promised me forever,
now forever's gone.

Lost in that rush of reanimated feeling,
I could almost remember
the way your cheek felt resting
warm against my hair,
how you smelled like home.

The traces of you lingered like
the last hours of yesterday
before turning to the smell of dust
and the feel of paper too dry
to write on again.
Accidentally found old love letters from Mike when looking for paperwork, and "Dust in the Wind" came over my iTunes. Needless to say, the love letters immediately went into the recycling bin and I burst into tears. Talking with a friend completely helped. Now to watch a movie, eat Ben & Jerry's, and knit my way out of this funk.
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Mrs-Freestar-Bul Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It hurts when you found pieces of a past. Beautiful poem my dear:dalove:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Thank you.
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dweckie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
Real emotion and beauty in so few lines, I love the poem ^^

The experience for what it is, I'm sorry for :( But knitting always helps XD
Knit one perl one {drop one in my case} :giggle:
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :heart:

Yeah, the experience of heartache and heartbreak is never fun, or easy. But at the very least, it generates some good art, and I know I'm not alone in what I'm going through. I also have an amazing amount of support from all of you here, in addition to my fantastic friends at home and here at UVM. I'm so blessed!

I drop my purls all the time, haha. I'm a perfectionist, so the moment I realize I drop a stich, I have to start all over again, lol.
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dweckie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
There's always people out there who've been through the same, and the art you get out of it makes a stunning read ♥

I'm actually awful at knitting, but I do enjoy it. I'm a perfectionist too, but when I drop stitches I just sew buttons over the top. Makes for odd looking scarves hehe XD
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You mean AWESOME looking scarves!!!

Thank you for the compliment on my poetry. :aww: :love:
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dweckie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Writer
They're unique, I suppose :D

Never a problem :aww:
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwwwwww, I'm so sorry. You can knit your way out. =(
I love the use of words in this poem, such as letters cutting your finger.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks darlin'. :heart: Knitting my way out, yes! :aww: I also watched the Walking Dead, talked with friends, and ate half a pint of Ben and Jerry's. XD Yaaaaaaaaay coping mechanisms!
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
WOOOT! Ben and Jerry's - YES. XD
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What's your favorite flavor? Mine is vanilla heath bar crunch, or chocolate therapy. :love:
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, I like mint chocolate chip the best.
OH YES. MMMmmmmm...
Hey, have you ever had Eggnog ice cream?
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No, I haven't!!! It sounds good!
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
OOHHH yes. At first I was like "Um, ew?" but it. was. AMAZING.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, I need to try it now!!!
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CutToTheSex Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
It's good you were capable of getting rid of the letters but I'd suggest keeping them. You'll look.more fondly at these memories further down the road of life.

Your mind is such a wonderful metaphor factory!
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

I wish I could keep them, but just knowing they were around hurt so bad. It felt like so much weight was taken off my shoulders when they were gone.
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meta-exposure Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to echo what ~pieredepoule said. And add that you have the describing the feelings of love down to a beautiful science.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!!!!
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EmmonArts Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's amazing how you can take any feeling, be it good or bad, and make beautiful art out of it <3
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, thanks hun! That means a lot. :)
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RoseTheUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet.
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callerofcrows Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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