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We have gotten so attached to these days and these months,
but a deer doesn't know a Tuesday from a Thursday
and a caribou can't  comprehend that it was born on a September afternoon,
but they can understand this instant, this moment, this breath,
only now, no longer the past, and only the future when they get there,

there's a healthy lack of awareness in that,
escaping the fear of death but thriving off the instinct to live,
everything so primal and based off gut reactions,
I guess you could say ignorance is bliss,
but ignorance only actually applies when it comes to humanity,
oh I would like a life like that,

one that is organic, tangible, and ripe with bloody berries,
one where carnal creatures run rampant,
one where we rise from the dirt with muddy thighs
because we were bred into these earthly bodies
to hold seconds in our palms like newborn children,
and to throw our heads back and howl against the awareness that we are dying,

for oh this skin is only our host,
we derive from stardust that was ever so fated,
our hearts are made up of astrological waste,
and we trick ourselves into saying we don't believe in anything but nothing,
but nothing is something too
and maybe nothing is the most important thing of all,

our language and our tongues have chosen to deceive us
because these words we've created limit the ways in which we think,
now what if nothing was defined as God and God was defined as nothing,
so if you believed in nothing you believed in God and if you believed in God you believed in nothing,
we are constricted by these beliefs that are so separate from faith and that distract from really living,

and I want to feel alive and unbound,
I want to embrace a life without words
and fall into a world painted lavishly with love and coincidence,
I want to run with bare feet on Saturn's surface,
although in my mind Saturn is the sun
and I will always be the moon.

This just poured out of me tonight, I have been having a lot of different emotions run through me over these last couple of days and I just feel like focusing on living in the moment is what really matters and I learned that from my grandpa who I love and miss.
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Aatlein Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful :rose:
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
thank you :heart:
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Aatlein Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
most welcome :rose:
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
such beautiful and wise words here. a kind of poem that makes one think but also makes one wonder.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this :)
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
oh thank you so much! :heart: I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the watch as well!!!
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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scribblingnooly Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional
Just been reading the poems Mrs-Freestar-Bul posted and it led me to read this. I love the theme and wisdom in this poem. Absolutely brilliant! :-)
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
thank you so much :heart: that means a lot! i'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
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scribblingnooly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional
You're welcome :-)
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successwithhonor Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Writer
"and we trick ourselves into saying we don't believe in anything but nothing,
but nothing is something too
and maybe nothing is the most important thing of all"

a simply brilliant stream-of-conscious-like poem that reflects our innate desires to be free and wild
and one's attempt to debate life from a new perspective.
beautiful work!
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
thank you!!! you are much too kind :heart:
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AnenaLynne Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
this is an insane amount of gorgeous.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
oh thank you so much :heart:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"one that is organic, tangible, and ripe with bloody berries,
one where carnal creatures run rampant,
one where we rise from the dirt with muddy thighs
because we were bred into these earthly bodies
to hold seconds in our palms like newborn children,"

That is so tactile and specific - beautiful work! Well deserved DLD. :+fav:
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
thank you! you are too nice :heart:
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
"now what if nothing was defined as God and God was defined as nothing,
so if you believed in nothing you believed in God and if you believed in God you believed in nothing,
we are constricted by these beliefs that are so separate from faith and that distract from really living,"

stunning, thoughtful, and poignant. great work.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
oh thank you so much :heart:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you so much! That is so amazing, I am honored :heart:
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Adonael Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very philosophical and thought-provoking piece. I actually felt my brain perk up when I was reading this.

I like how you parallel animal nature with the way the universe needs to be questions - think it shows how backward humanity can be sometimes.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow! I'm so glad it was able to provoke you in such a way! Thank you so much :heart:
and yes! humans are a bit insane :)
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Adonael Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad that it provoked me so thank you and no worries :)

Humans are just a little...bless them xD
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sunflowerdaydreams Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
So much truth in your poetry...thank you for sharing with all of us
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
thank you so much :heart:
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MirageAngel21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is an amazing piece of work. We humans are trapped in our own society; we think we are the superior species, but if we are, why are we the ones with all the complex problems that we only make worse when we try to fix them? I think everything in this poem is absolutely true, you are truly talented.
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thank you so, so much! I am so happy you completely got what I was trying to say! I really think there are things we can learn from other species :)
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MirageAngel21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
definately, we make things so complex, when really it's the simpler species that are truly superior, you shared your message perfectly.
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Thebookcritic Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I couldn't agree more. ignorance protects you from worldy issues and concerns. fascinating take. remarkable really
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blackdahlia911 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Thank you so much :heart: I really appreciate the time you spent reading my poem! In the ignorance part I was trying to say more that ignorance would never apply to other species, because what would they be ignorant of? I don't know, I guess I like the idea of humans being more animalistic
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