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December 10, 2011
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laden with sky
we stumbled
and painted mockingbirds
on loveless branches
folding in our slender limbs
and ducking under our own
voices, fidgety and frail
against the wall of night.

between the dipping blades
and drawn shoulders
we learned to craft our words
a drumming rain
that carved canyons
in open hearts and
drew the sunshine to
our supping lips.

keen-eyed, we watched
remembering the weight
of unseeing eyes
and scalding remarks
and we learned to slip
the noose-knots and slide
through the soul-cracks
and somehow
build kingdoms under
upturned noses.

with lyrical uncertainty
and tender determination
we built a pyre of peace
in the shadows
of dissonance
and watched it blaze
the truth across our
pliant hearts.

as solemn
as new leaves still curled
and stretching hands
unfurled in suppliance
we lifted our heads
in broken laughter,
for this light is our burden,
and even a whisper
can shatter silence
and bring the blind
to sight.
One candle against the dark, one breath breaks the silence.

Did you know everyone is a rebel at heart?

A DD?!?! I am honored--and beyond thrilled!
Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to read my work, and rest assured I will respond to each of your comments and faves (though it might take some time). :heart: :love: :heart:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-08
The suggester says "Truly, I can feel the weight of the world in these words. All of it. Every ounce of pressure that composed each and every line, pressed them into words, I can feel it weighing on my shoulders." for unseeing eyes is by *Pailei ( Suggested by Carmalain7 and Featured by Nichrysalis )
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.… Congratulations on your DD!

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
Pailei Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome--thanks! :)
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. The second stanza is beautiful.
Pailei Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Sometimes quiet rebels accomplish more than their louder brethren ever could. ;)
And thanks so much for the fave!
Meggie272 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I reckon you're right there c:
You're welcome!
SolarumNyx Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh god, this is beautiful. the contrast of the imagery and the flow of the words, plus that tiny strand of lyrical dissonance makes this such a wonderful piece. i swear, i wish i could write like this. love, love, love it!
Pailei Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I'm glad you like it. :aww:
tanch0708 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Simply Amazing :D
Pailei Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks! And thanks so much for the fave! :heart: :aww: :heart:
WolfsoulPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that was beautiful. :)
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