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    There are so many days
    when humanity frightens
    the most compassionate
    person away

    it takes only a knife
    or a word or a gun, and

    oh god,
    we scare so easy.

    I'm tired of living
    without faith,
    without promise,

    I'm tired of not believing
    in tomorrow.

    There may not be a god above
    but believer or not,
    there are so many
    reasons to love

    I'm not giving up
    I'm not letting go;

    I'm going to dream
    and one day
    perhaps I will fly

    and I will believe
    the best of people
    until it kills me,

    because the moment
    that you give up
    is the moment
    you become the problem.
I wasn't feeling very pleased with this piece originally, but chromeantennae convinced me (thank you, Ricky. <3). I think this was a very important piece for me to write.

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written through july, 2014
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Elephantis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is such a wonderful powerful piece of writing, I just came back to it again and it resonated even more deeply than all the other times i have read it! One day In the not to distant future would you allow me to make a sculpture based upon it and use these beautiful words as a companion?
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Writer
Oh my goodness. Of course! :heart:
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Elephantis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you Lissomer that is so exciting, I will have to put some thought into this one! 
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Writer
I love this so much! And I agree a hundred percent!
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: 
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SheDares Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be pleased with it; Good message, and beautifully written :heart:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much, lovely:heart:
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SheDares Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome :hug:
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GenesysAngel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
I love this. Beautiful. The last 4 shall become a daily mantra for me. It puts into words the fiery struggle of my will, through discordant feelings swirling in the heart of hurt.
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Writer
I wish you all the luck in the world :3
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you articulately managed to express something that I continue to struggle with all the time.
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
:heart: Thank you so much for saying that.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's true :heart:
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Phantomtigers Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
writing positive stuff like this is hard (at least for me lol), but you did a wonderful job !
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :heart: It's hard for me, too. Which I suppose makes it more important that I wrote it at all
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is absolutely wonderful! :heart: 
It's a good thing chromeantennae talked you into it. ;p
Amazing job as always, lovely. Spectacular work!
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, thank you so much :heart:
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Always a pleasure, hon. :huggle:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :love:
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A-Shadow-Rose Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:la:
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ReginaLicole Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is an amazing piece :) truly loved it, has message to it that is easy to see. :star:
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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ReginaLicole Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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KenLit Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
I too believe......I simply have too :)
Great reminder :)
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
:)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Like I told you sweet Sophia, there's beauty in our humanity. <3
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
There definitely is. <3
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's hard to see the good out there and hold on to dear life any light...so i can understand this poem...there is hope and a bright light at the end of this misery tunnel
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
exactly! :)
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shep4life Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the point of view in this one. :D
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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LadyMurasaki1 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A lovely poem. I think this entails an important message: humanity is probably on its way out but that's no reason to hate it. Quite an absurdist point of view! :)

I particularly like the idea of humanity frightening the 'most compassionate person away'! An interesting idea! Like saevusWinds has said, it may lack your usual beautiful language but I think that gives this poem a sense of realism. It's this realism that makes me love this poem! :D
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
I'm glad you liked it :heart:
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
Pretty, but I miss the usual language your poetry entails. Still, it's a nice piece! I'm glad you got the chance to write it. 
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
Don't worry, I'll be returning to my usual style - this is most definitely a one-off kind of piece. But still important.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
I agree. 
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AngeInk Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, my friend!
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Lissomer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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