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The Favorites Project #180, #181, #182

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 1, 2012, 12:20 AM

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Presenting the LITplease Favorites Project!


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Feature #180

Autumn AutopsyAs lovers,
we were reckless;
Children
chasing fireflies
in a field of mines.
We traded kisses
and carefree caresses
for shrapnel
and blackened skin.
Short moments
stolen pawned
at the cost
of darker afternoons,
the twilight
of the dying season;
We didn't ask,
we never questioned
the interest
of our expenditures.
I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
peeled back
the viscera and
bared the bone --
Rising up,
a scarecrow of worms
and raw meat,
amongst the stalks
of reddened corn.
Tonight
she clings
to dusty artifacts,
shelved trinkets
and
wrinkled sheets
laden with memories
of decaying potency;
The wisps
rising from the cooling wick
will never be
as sweet as
when the flame
burned brightest.

Autumn Autopsy by dreamsinstatic

...I shed my skin
in the Autumn of youth,
peeled back
the viscera and
bared the bone...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: 
LadyofGaerdon Raneva 
forestmeetwildfire  awholelotofflowers xmoonshinedreamersx



Feature #181

suturesglass shards shattered along her shaking diaphragm,
slicing their way through her
jetstream veins & topography of muscles.
she said her skin itched pins & needles;
her sharp nails couldn’t relieve the discomfort.
she and the mirror took turns
staring at each other
through the haze of lonely showers and
(heart)aching joints
until they discovered
who was underneath her skin.
one night you found her
lying
on the floor
as she ripped herself apart.
you took her hand in yours and said,
“you can’t do it.
you can’t rip (dead)fathers &
(ex)bestfriends & (past)lovers
from who you are.
you can’t.”


sutures
by AnotherPassenger

...she and the mirror took turns
staring at each other
through the haze of lonely showers and
(heart)aching joints...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon awholelotofflowers
Raneva tollykit forestmeetwildfire



Feature #182

:thumb310310015:

poem for the heart
by hazeltown

....she dipped her hair
in fire
& tried to look in the mirror
to burn the pieces of her
shattered reflection together...
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by:
LadyofGaerdon awholelotofflowers
forestmeetwildfire Raneva xmoonshinedreamersx


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dreamsinstatic Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, thank you so much for including my work! I'm so sorry I only found it now, I've been so busy, but this is a wonderful surprise indeed.
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LadyofGaerdon Dec 17, 2012  Professional Writer
No problem. You're very welcome. :)
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OfOneSoul Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Dec 6, 2012  Professional Writer
:glomp:
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:iconirrevocablefate:
:heart:

:whisper: I think you mean 180 not 189.
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Dec 6, 2012  Professional Writer
....yes, yes I did. ^^; Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconirrevocablefate:
:giggle: It's okay lovely. ♥
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