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Who am I to draw up from this weary mind
and proclaim its labors to be clever or novel?
I am a stranger in a world of ash and dust.
Every song has been sung and faded;
Every poet's pen runs dry.
Every lover, every enemy, every heart begging repose
Has fulfilled its time in this space
And poured out its entirety for generations to come
(or at least this was the intention;
we are often lost in translation).

So, who am I to produce a creation borne of experiences worn and cliché?
Who are we--
each and every one, so anomalous to have this time to live--
Who are we to entwine our sorrows with sorrows long forgotten?
Who are we to dip our pen in the pain
poured from a late lover's heart,
Or fold ourselves intimately into the arms
of those who knew our lives
Before we came into this world?
it is our art that connects us beyond the barriers of time and space; it is our shared human experience made concrete in this world we have all tread upon
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Given 2012-04-26
The Intention by ~VelvetRain a poem which may speak in volumes to all artists. ( Featured by BeccaJS )
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nikopul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pure awesomeness..!!
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melodiousglenndog Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well done...congrats once again :-)
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:iconvelvetrain:
VelvetRain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Robin-Funsize Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
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DavisW Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This makes me feel inadequate.
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willyamPax Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed ....our mind is a dimension of time and a very wide space...
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dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Everything is cliche until it happens to you.
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lucien-high Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES. I have waited years for someone to put it into words.
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Ooh, this is beautiful. Congrats on your DD.
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:iconkazgamaegi:
KazgaMaegi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it
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msfcatlover Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
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BananaFudgePop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
:iconsparklesplz: I love this. I really do. I have secretly asked myself numerous times. I try to be original. It's hard. Art is timeless.:heart::iconsparklesplz:
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thejamesstark Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
nice poem!
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student
Apologies for the second comment, but I also recently ran into a journal which made me thoughtful indeed. [link]
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student
Truly well done. :wow:

This actually reminds me of a point our Drama/English teacher recently made. Everything has been done before; hundreds of years ago stories were already being retold and revised under new guises; Shakespeare pulled from older stories, and those from older stories still. Now? Can there truly be something that has not at least been hinted at before? Yet we keep going, and somehow, it seems to work. Perhaps we are simply creatures of habit, comfortable with reviewing the same things. Perhaps we're simply that forgetful.

...Perhaps we're just presumptuous. ;P
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VelvetRain Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you! Very insightful.:)
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student
Lol, I'm just parroting. ^^; No problem though. It's a good poem.
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Jimbob-M Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Unlike some people that make poetry, this stuff is actually conceptual.
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Smileawaytheyears Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
WOW.. I love the point behind this~! It's a poem which makes you think! L.O.V.E I.T <33
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lleone2 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
soo true...
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melmal3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I absolutely adore this. It strikes so *true*.
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EricaMarie15 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I like this a lot, especially the ending :D
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l0g05 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
We can't do otherwise. It is what we do.
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Who are we?

WE! ARE! DEVIANTS! :)

(Kicks critics down the well)

PS: Beautiful poem, indeed we are all connected. :)
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VelvetRain Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha ha! I only realized I even had a DD today! Seven years of waiting, and I missed it! Your comment made me laugh :D
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LookingGlassInk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautifully crafted and brilliantly executed. These are grand musings and I thank you for sharing them with us. Congratulations on the DD!
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent ponderings! Congrats on the DD. :D
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Aubrey-Tate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Writer
I think, that simply, the answer to these questions is another question: Who are we not to?

Still, I love it. :)
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student
Great response indeed. :XD:
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfblikeplz: Great response.
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The-Silver-Assasin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Writer
And here I thought you were creating human life for a moment. o.O
Come visit me one of these days and I'll make my husband (still sounds fucking weird) give you some Chex mix. (:
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VelvetRain Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. It's about how awkward I feel creating something that has already been done a thousand times, but how comforting it is to know that I am feeling and experiencing the same things that people like me have felt and experienced for centuries. That was a long sentence.

Anyway, yes! Chex mix and husbandry! Er... something like that! I'll try to stop by soon! :)
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The-Silver-Assasin Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Writer
We need to have a christmas party.
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VelvetRain Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed.
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