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Lover:
I am made of matchsticks and red ribbons and tiny
sparks of Saturday-morning duvet hopes ricocheting
around my brain into a pattern of torn petals from
daisies. Lovers are destroyers of flowers, we know
this. This is why we belong under trees and in wheat
fields, letting buttercups and dandelions grow between
our toes and around our shoulders. We are made to belong.

Lion:
Whoever said that a lion is made by birth was
not telling anybody the whole truth. If you would
like to know how, when you stand up, when you roar,
does it feel right? Are you brave? Only the brave can be lions.
a sheep dressing itself in fur and mane will only convince its herd
that it is delusional. You can take the lion out of the desert,
but you will never take the desert from the lion.
Anyone who thinks otherwise must know that you cannot tame what is not willing.


Lover:
I am made to serve my purpose. To hold anyone who is interested
in the palm of my hands and in the chambers of my heart, to chase
comet-tail dreams over my head and pull sky tapestries over my body
when I cannot catch either. Romance is the fibre of my being and I am
willing to sacrifice limb and hair for those who make my pulse speed.
I'm a glass house of sweet nothings. One stone and I shatter to the floor.

Lion:
My dearest silk-skinned friend, what kind of life is one
where each shard and fragment needs to be carefully sewn
into place after every skipped beat? Ask a lion, a lion knows
feeling and has a roar to swallow the world, a whirlwind inside
their amber eyes whilst hurricanes rage in lovers' ribcages.
tell me, then. If you were not born a lover, what would you choose to be?


Lover:
A lion.
though, i'll admit that it takes a pretty brave person to be a lover.
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KayaBunga Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, I absolutely love this poem and am considering using it in drama as sort of a two person monologue with your permission of course :)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
By all means, go ahead. :)
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
OOOOOO
AMAZING
BEYOND AMAZING
PERFECT
BEYOND PERFECT
IDK, THERE'S NOTHING BEYOND PERFECT, EXCEPT THIS
WHY AM i TYPING IN CAPS?
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Writer
CAPS ARE AWESOME
and thank you :D
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
YES THEY ARE
YAY HATS
NOT JUST CAPS
Also, sunhats, chapeaux, tuques, all of the hats!
WEAR ALL THE HATS
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:iconbirdsonqs:
birdsonqs Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Writer
Veils, bonnets...
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
And sunhats and those enormous floppy ones, too :)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, yes! :D
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
:D
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Arraveci Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow oh wow oh wow. What. This is so good. The imagery and the emotions go hand in hand and just. I'm no critic, but I love it.
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
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randomlyinspired-21 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Writer
They contrast a lot but when I reached the ending:

Lover:
A lion.

It made me think. Really think. I love the outbursts of imagery and- Ijust love your poems. I really do! :love:
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Writer
I'm glad you like it! :)
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ObsessedbySherlock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what to say. Maybe.. it's because I don't quite get the lion. The lover I get. But the lion..? Sure, I agree, it takes a lion ot be a lover. But surely, if every lover was a lion, every lover would be heartbroken. Differences crossing is natural - I think, that's how it should be.
And still I wonder. Aren't lions and lovers counterparts?
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Writer
I'd say that the lover is a lover, the lion is someone who has been through love and hurt to the extent they've grown a thick skin and don't want to go through it anymore. I think. c:
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ObsessedbySherlock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think so too. It's kind of counterpart-ish, right?
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   General Artist
This is just so very passionate and beautiful and romantic and and I'm trying to fix a proper descriptive sentence in my mind but I just can't. This is just lovely. You are just loveliness in human form:heart:
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much! c: :heart:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   General Artist
You are most welcome! :love:
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ZoeSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and so so so wonderful for my eyes to read
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you c:
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PKVentura Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
the 'Lover' sounds like a loser Libra pig.
Long live the lovely Lion.
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
I've never really spoken to any Libras.
I'm a Leo myself.
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PKVentura Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
they're creeps... i'm virgo, which is right between leo and Libra, and I've know many people of both signs: I've liked all the Leos I've known, and hated all the Libras: complete swine: selfish, ugly, dirty, disgisting pigs with the most arrogant, egotistical nature imaginable... they say they are ruled by venus, and all they really care about is "Romantic Love" (gag, vomit...)
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underorion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
excuse me? I am a Libra, but what does that have to do anything?
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PKVentura Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Libras are the Pig of the Zodiac
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underorion Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
which gives you the right to judge people you don't even know?

and ironically enough I am both a Libra and born in the year of the Pig...

/proceeds to make random snuffling piggy noises
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PKVentura Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
nothing ironic about that... i bet a lot of Libras were born that year (not that such Chinese mumbojumbo makes any sense)--and who's "judging" anyone? i'm simply pointing out that Libras are the human incarnations o Pig spirits--Elephant and Aardvarks and Hippos and Armadillos are Libra as well. Am I insulting myself when i say baboons and Chimps and Gorillas are Virgo creatures? no, i'm simply passing on the info from Salvia to you.
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underorion Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I find it quite funny that you so rigidly follow one set of zodiac yet call another 'mumbojumbo'... what I was referring to as judging were other comments that you made, not the one about Libras being the pig... 'they're creeps' 'complete swine: selfish, ugly, dirty, disgusting pigs with the most arrogant, egotistical nature imaginable' 'Libras can not be trusted, they have zero empathy, and carry a grudge forever--they have the mind of a pig, hippo, elephant, armadillo--charging in a rage, and running off in fear...', all of which you said; my point is simply that you're making these generalizations about all Libras, intentionally or not, and I highly doubt that all fit into the scope of what you're saying.
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
I don't usually fit the criteria for a Leo, except sometimes. I know a few Libra, I'm good friends with a few of them, but they do seem to be a little selfish.
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PKVentura Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
my grandma Yvonne was a Libra--total elephant like persoanlity, strorming around town in her huge white Cadillac until a heartattack slowed her down at age 80... she died April 22nd 2007, and that night at midnight on some crossroads i found a flyer with a phone number saying Wes Miles Virus seeks musicians--supposed to be some kind of metal band, i guess... i could barely read the illegible scribblings... anyway, a week after old granny was in the ground, i called the number and this Wes Miles person turnsout to be a halfbreed mexican/indian, and a Liba just like grandma... and sure enough, just like her, he turns out to be a goddman religious maniac, on a temporary "rebellion" of sorts from his family's creepy christian cult--smoking meth, drinking himslef into lobotomized states, like some Amish on Rumspringe or whatever it's called... and of course in the end he returned to his creepy cult, shaved his poserish indian braids off and went back to being a braindead slave doing what his big fat dumb Taurus mother tells him--won't answer my calls, and he even put up sick "joke" photos of what looked like someone shooting a cat on his lame facebook page... he's a dumb, sick asshead... anyway, Libras can not be trusted, they have zero empathy, and carry a grudge forever--they have the mind of a pig, hippo, elephant, armadillo--charging in a rage, and running off in fear...
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Writer
I adore this so freaking much.
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Glad you like it! :)
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cLaIrEbY Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Beautiful. I wish I could write lyrics like you write poems and stories
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sure you could :)
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Donovv Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't express how I'm feeling right now. That... almost made me cry. I swear I'm not the kind of person who easily cries.

Incredible. Thanks for writting such amazing things. (And sorry about my English...)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
I'm sorry it made you cry! D: Also, thank you!
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Donovv Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, no problem. I "like" to cry when it is worth. :D (Sorry again about my English. Lol.)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
That's good to hear, then. :p
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Venry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
You never cease to amaze me :clap:
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you c:
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Kinrift Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
This is fantastic. A great piece. :)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Glad you like it. :)
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TeleportingLemonDrop Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Stunning writing, it has so much energy and emotion! Great work, as always. :)
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Glad you like it c:
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AshMashTheFlash Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the two separate points of view on the topic. I like it very much!
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birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much c:
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Akercoke Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
It takes a brave person to to love again
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:iconbirdsonqs:
birdsonqs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Writer
Very true. :)
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xTurtlina Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Wow.
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