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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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The Intention by ~VelvetRain a poem which may speak in volumes to all artists. ( Featured by Beccalicious )
nikopul Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pure awesomeness..!!
melodiousglenndog Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well done...congrats once again :-)
VelvetRain Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
Robin-Funsize Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful.
DavisW Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This makes me feel inadequate.
willyamPax Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed ....our mind is a dimension of time and a very wide space...
dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Everything is cliche until it happens to you.
lucien-high Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES. I have waited years for someone to put it into words.
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Ooh, this is beautiful. Congrats on your DD.
KazgaMaegi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it
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