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She always told me her life was a cake walk

But I'll never understand what kind of happiness comes from 

Crushing pastries under your foot

She could stitch sunshine along her wrists

And leave the rest of us in the dark

Trying to paint our own cerulean skies

And leaving us all bereft when we only managed

To stain our skins blue

And she could dance a two-tattoo on the arch of moon beams

Licking her diamond lips to taste something more

Willow wick finger tips gleaming with still flames

Tempting a hand into her grasp so that she might 

Burn life back into our hollowed bodies

She traced constellations on her lungs

So she could breathe the star dust

And have shimmering breath all year long

Instead of just in December

Her canines glinted when she grinned

Candle drops of light shinning in each tooth

And melting our hibernation patchwork

To reveal our summer skin

Her veins surged with hot apple cider and wildfires 

And her cigarette smoke smelt of burning wood

Her orange and red toe nails sunk into the earth

So that the autumn might have a colorful leaf carpeting

And her sun caressed flesh could never hide her red dwarf heart

Swelling until it exploded into her own little nova

Her hair whipped like a wolf girl's mane

A savage red that only fell out in the winter of her years

She always promised me that she could speak 

In the tongues of the universe and rain

Like she was the God I believed in

Dream catchers swayed on her eyelashes

And blue jays smirked in her gaze

Jack rabbits sprinted through her bittersweet soul

Geese migrated through her thoughts

As eclipses and sunsets became the backdrop of her voice

I still find myself watching the night sky and pondering

Why the grass was evenly green for her on both sides

Of the rotting picket fence

Her days of skimming the stars definitely came out of nowhere

Because for the longest time

She flew only when she thought no one was looking

EDIT:// WTF? xD I really don't understand why this is so popular! But at the same time, I mean, oh my gosh I never thought in a million years I would ever get a DD on my writing ;u; You've all made this Christmas the best one I've ever had<3
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-12-24
The Girl With The Jackalope Smile by ~Crainfeather Full of rich and colorful imagery that brings to mind Fables, Fairy Tales and visions of Mother Earth ( Suggested by Eremitik and Featured by inknalcohol )
jorge135 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I love this, its beautiful
shot-fired Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Quite honestly, I'm surprised this has as few as 27 comments. The imagery is almost painfully strong, sending images that come to mind blasting across my mind, and precious few things I've read have done so. This has honestly become one of my absolute favorite poems (and I'm not all that huge on poetry, believe it or not). Multiple times, I've started sketching with various lines of this running through my head like a broken record, and this more than anything else makes me want to pick up a sketchbook. 

TL;DR... I really admire this, and read it frequently. It deserves more love. 
drowsydoe Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
When I read this today my heart stopped for a moment. It's not often that I get comments that are honest and heartfelt. More times than not it's just one word and while I appreciate it, it's comments like these that make writing so, so worth it. Thank you so, so very much for taking the time to say this because it really does to a long way with me. I am beyond delighted that what I wrote has brought you so much joy and inspiration and if you ever do get around to drawing something inspired by some of these lines, I would love to see it! thank you again for everything, please have a pleasant evening.
shot-fired Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're forever welcome. :) I enjoy hearing that my comments make a difference. And if I ever do sketch something I consider worth showing the world to see, rest assured I'll tag you in the description, so you can see. 
You have a good evening as well.
Nerohal Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The opening cracked me up :)
Leukippos Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
LilibethM Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job on the DD! Beautiful piece of writing.
RainSometime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I have a wall in my room covered in scenes & quotes from my favourite books. I've printed out this and put it up there with them, I hope you don't mind :)
AircatSkylion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(and not to seem like a crazy stalker fan for commenting twice, but this only has 20 comments? How???)
drowsydoe Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Er, I-I dunno XD, don't worry I don't think your creepy or anything X3. I guess not many it? Ah that sounds stupid coming from me^^;; perhaps it's not that public yet? I do appreciate your support very dearly<3 it makes my day to hear things like this c;
AircatSkylion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well it's become one of my favourite all-time poems and I intend to encourage some of my friends to read it. 
AircatSkylion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much, I keep coming back and rereading it. I'm not usually font of poetry but this is just incredible :heart:
TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
I was listening to "Do I Wanna Know" by the Arctic Monkeys while reading this.  So perhaps that put me in a different frame of mind.  But I thought she was betraying me and keeping it all for herself until the last few lines.
It was a good read.  I'm not fond of poetry in general, but I enjoyed this.
Suljak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
This is fantastic. Multiple times while reading I just had to stop for a bit because something else would just hit me hard. It was absolutely breathtaking, the imagery is phenomenal. So glad that I was able to read this on Christmas morning, it made for a wonderful present. Well done, thanks for sharing.
xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is very lovely~
I'm loving all the imagery.

Merry Christmas~
TEN-OS Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely beautiful oh my god
your poetry is some of the best i've read, the words are so artistic and paint a surreal and vivid picture ♥
OlympicsLover Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
The curse will last for 100000000000 yeas
YvonniFhang Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. love it. :aww:
ArtemisFowl85 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
<3 o.O <3
Haanyaan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
good lord, i may be in love <3
chloe-soars Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm real happy this was chosen as a daily deviation, I probably never would have found it otherwise..
This poem is extremely visual, honest and beautiful, and if you ever need someone to remind you of how talented you are,  please ask me to tell you once more  :) 
the-karma-bus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're probably gonna get a lot of this... but the imagery was incredible, it's impossible NOT to see this girl in your mind as you're describing her, and the sheer amount of imagination that had to be used to make this positively blows my mind. This could possibly be the best poem I've ever read. 

Keep working at writing. If it's what you want to do, then go out and do it! Don't let anyone hold you back. :)
LeftUnfinished Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Adore this and all your wonderful prose. :hug: :heart:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a beautiful day and Happy Holidays :santa:
RainbowDash-90 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow so artistic!
Entitaria Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, your use of imagery is just so beautiful, and it just makes me happier to say congrats on the DD! :heart:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! Congrats on the DD.
ghost-of-a-gone-bird Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Heart oh,its majick "Willow wick finger tips gleaming with still flames"

cazer112 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
loved it faved and btw it gave me goose bumps :D (Big Grin) +fav 
Eremitik Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Congratulations on the DD!
Naktarra Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013   Writer
The first three lines, oh my gosh.

Genius. I love it.

"But I'll never understand what kind of happiness comes from, 

Crushing pastries under your foot"
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