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Short-sighted though I’ve always been,
I noticed when you wrote lovely wounds into
my skin with all the blunt finesse
of a child drawing with crayons

but I missed the moment
when you stopped caring enough
to make them beautiful.
Dysthanasia - a term generally used when a person is seen to be kept alive artificially in a condition where, otherwise, they cannot survive; typically for some sort of ulterior motive.

(thanks Wikipedia)

More poetry! This is just a bitty drabble from my class last term, but it was inspired by searching random Wikipedia articles (that little button on the left that says 'random article'?). My poetry teacher suggested it, and it's so fun! You get the weirdest stuff, and the saddest stuff, and also really boring stuff. Lots o' stuff. I would recommend it, yeahhhhhh

Comments? Critique? Much love to you all, hope your Spring is going well so far! :heart:

writing @ ~AndThenYou
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AtrophicArtist Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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bookworm12345 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
beautiful. thanks for sharing
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BethanyyJoelle Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Writer
You wrote this on my birthday:D haha
and it's beautiful. Short and so full of emotion. Great job <3 
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
how long did you have to search random articles? I searched multiple times, and I come up with results that I have no idea how to write about. And how do you filter the good topics from the bad? For example, can I write something as beautiful as this about... Biomedical Cybernetics? The theory is similar...
Beautiful writing, by the way.
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Not very long, to be honest, though I did skip quite a few. You just have to wait for the one that catches your attention, rather than the one you think should catch your attention, if that makes sense...? I actually wrote another poem through a wikipedia article, and it had barely anything on the page, just a bunch of requests to add more to the article itself. Don't force it; even if the poem your write has nothing to do with the article, it might still be sparked by something random. Have fun! C:
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DHBW Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
hmmmm.....requires reflection....
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY :boogie:

thanks for reading!
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DHBW Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
good....
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poetry like this really does
keep blood flowing
and keyboards clicking.
for one flame does really
light another.

And watching beauty flow through words
makes you think,
why, aren't we great,
to write like this,
why, aren't we just divine?
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
omg kajsbdkajs well done, my friend, well done :worship:
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you. I did attempt to write my own poetry on these random wikipedia articles. The last one turned out to be dark, and they both seem too long.
But this is by far one of the greatest poems I have ever read. It is so powerful and needs to be read more than once because it's that great.
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Writer
Wow, thank you so much! That really is an incredible compliment, thank you thankyou! C:
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Garnette1601 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youareverywelcome!
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LookinAtStufff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
beautiful
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Thank you!
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elfgirlunltd Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Short, but thought-provoking. I like it. :) And I'm so gonna have to go find that button and try it out! lol
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Thanks so much! And yes, go try the random article search! It's so much fun, especially when you just wanna turn off your brain for a while C:
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elfgirlunltd Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol I found it. It's interesting for sure. XD
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BlondePickleMule Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous; it flows so well and really has a sense of voice about it.
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Thank you! I've been trying to fashion my own particular voice in my poetry, though I'm not sure it's working... anyways, I'm really glad that you thought so. Thanks again for reading! :heart:
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InadequatelyTalented Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is, in my opinion, your best piece of poetry. It's really beautiful and flows wonderfully.
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Quite the compliment! Thank you so much, I've really been working on my poetry lately C:
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watergirl1996 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
I usually hate poetry... I read this and instantly fell in love with it <3
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Well, if that's not an achievement, I don't know what is C:

thanks for reading! I'm really glad you enjoyed it :hug:
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rockettreverie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013   General Artist
this is a great poem - I love it! :)
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
:hug:
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AmandaMoon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, the intricacies of this peom is wonderful, quite beautiful and inspiring! :heart:
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Thanks! It really makes me happy that you think so; it's what I hope happens when others read my poetry C:
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AmandaMoon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! I'm glad i can make you as happy as your writting makes me!
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Littlemissnick Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Aw man, you're so talented =3 This was mellifluous to read aloud!
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Writer
Aw, thanks so much! I really appreciate the compliment, and you taking the time to read this :hug:
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Littlemissnick Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
No problem :3 Thanks for replying, too ( With excellent timing :D)
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