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Robb Stark :iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 11 8
Arms Length
I measure trust by the length of my arm,
Thrust out from danger, safe-guarding from harm
The negative space where love might exist
Twixt palms and breast if I didn’t resist.
I measure love by the empty spaces,
By words I don’t read in hearts and faces;
In the silent distances I can run,
And the things that my gentle heart has done.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 11 15
The rice was louder than the bells:
how they fell
from moderate heights
to unswept,
well-trodden ground;
time capsules wrapped in white,
covered with dirt --
soon to be
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 7 4
Twenty Sixteen
Loki is a baleful libertine,
so slip into something easy to clean.
The supernova's dark detritus
rains animus and ashes upon us.
The mad, mendacious exordium
sees a demagogue at a podium.
How many woeful ends will begin
as our poor nation sheds its war-torn skin?
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 7 3
The Death of Heathcliff
I am the moors, your untamed bride,
I have conquered many a savage pride.
I am the dawn and the gloaming
and I hear you roaming,
searching hopelessly, madly,
in the blooming heather sea.
We will wed in the storm's eye
when you have set the dead by,
for I am the moors, not a shade,
heart like a spiral, a kiss like a blade.
With wild passion and a calming lie
I will match you sigh for sigh. 
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 13 11
Red Leaves
Like the calendar page
I fall
In Autumn
When the leaves turn red
And die
The way they do
In Winter.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 10 15
Cassandra in Stitches
Cassandra is raving again,
Daydreaming nightmares,
She will not take her medicine.
She's back in black
With a razorblade
Shredding the zodiac.
They shake their heads and say,
"Poor girl has not been the same
Since the day her Sun stormed away."
With frustrated hopes to stop her weeping
They fill her up with poppies
That make her madness ripe for reaping.
She tells them they are tempting Fate,
"This is how it always ends."
They did not truly listen, now it is too late.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 9 4
She is Judas
in a painted on,
playing Delilah
for your deepest secrets.
She sold her soul
long ago
to the highest bidder;
for, she has expensive taste
and you taste silver-sweet to her.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 10 9
Past the Break (of Dawn)
Till the pain of loneliness is gone 
Lie with me, say that it's not wrong.
You fever for more than my skin alone,
So I'll sing you one of my nonsense songs.
Gently I sweep your hair from your eyes;
It falls like dark waves and shadows your brow.
For you I'd be strong, but tonight we've shed lies,
Shed pretensions, dropped our masks after our bow.
I swear by this moment to keep my arms 'round you tight,
If you swear by something sacred to do the same.
You don't have to fear, I won't leave you in the night. 
(I wonder, when you're old, will you remember my name?)
No one really hears my aching soul the way you do.
Why must the dawn break and the night have to fall?
There are no words as to why it breaks my heart in two;
With my empathetic lenses, keen and dark, so does it all.
If you will only say to me, with all honesty, "Please stay,"
We'll see hope need not shatter with the morning sun.
Help me take this life day by day --
For lives nearly gone need something d
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 7 4
Lady Day :iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 6 13 Billie Holliday :iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 6 2
No ears to hear
Nor eyes to see,
No more fear
Or empathy. 
The world's gone quiet,
Blissful, dark and still;
Bones to ash, this is it:
Forget me like a moment's thrill.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 9 7
Found and Lost
You danced naked in the dark to Mystery
And found Jesus hitching on the highway.
You found another self across the Wild Sea,
(Nearly Discipline, if not for your attention span)
And Peace from Eastern Philosophy.
From a looking glass you were Born Again;
And found Fortune in the bottom of a cup of tea.
You wore Religion like Fashion when it was the trend,
Collecting Faith, never Wisdom, you see?
You bet your Future on a game of cards,
Threw it all away when it got too hard,
And where I won, you lost when you left me.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 5 4
Botulism Betty 
Kissed collagen, baby;
She's silicone and silly putty.
Betty's pulled so tightly
There's no space for dignity,
They removed it surgically;
Now there's nothing left of her to see.
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 5 8
New Family Portrait :iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 9 1
Weather Witch
I feel the Storm,
the Pressure,
the Electricity,
before it is near.
My body is ready
for the Thunder and Light show.
I am bright and dangerous
only to myself.
The Rain falls
deep into my pores.
It's like drowning.
I cry and wring out my skin.
The Winds come howling in
with Chaos and Fury
to whip me up
till there is nothing left
:iconthelunalily:TheLunaLily 14 18

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Ether :iconbigbad-red:BigBad-Red 3,863 193
Yet to be Named
A woman is made of warmth to her core
You have something I could die for
other than myself
I play it cool, but really...
I'd rest in peace here, now, just knowing I made you smile
I'm writing a song for you,
but there are too many words to remember
I'm afraid to go this far, as I'm sure you are
It's not something I can hold for long:
my breath under your warm flood
Tell me, show me what you might deny
It's better to regret, than to retract
We have nothing to hide
Well, if I've nothing to lose,
I have a few things to tell you...
In a desert, I'd give my last drop of water
just to wash your feet
Were my car to die tomorrow,
I'd walk the miles to your place
or any end of the earth where you might be
What you give me exceeds want, need, words, or reason
You laid my deathwish to rest,
but now death has no threat
because if nothing more happens before I go,
I'll know that you're real, that you're here
No matter what, even if you don't feel the same,
I'd give you everything
All I could ever a
:iconmmdanielson:MMDanielson 19 36
Crown of the Opera :iconendegor:endegor 485 100 Heart of the Opera :iconendegor:endegor 418 110 Pride of the Opera :iconendegor:endegor 1,552 126 Laura :iconzemotion:zemotion 2,648 111
de la belle
i have been told that
my cheeks seem to slender
like the stars.
truth be told i
inhaled until my bones
bloomed through my skin
and i sunk;
licked my kisses chapped
'til they reddened
like the roses;
contracted so i'd esvaniss.
i had once hoped to find
it there, the beauty
but instead i
always found space.
:iconkaitforest:KaitForest 176 55
Kissed Goodbye
Flakes of white land soft
upon tender lips once red
eyes forever stilled.
:iconbottledbutterfly:BottledButterfly 5 11
if I cannot be free, I will
at least choose the nature
of my servitude.
you hunger for a wink, a wave,
an indentured smile;
liberty, restless and unblinking,
coils itself in the back of my mind.
there is no place for freedom in
love, only slow strangulation:
but resenting your bonds
is a kind of fettered autonomy.
I will retain control
over this small corner of myself.
:icontoxic-nebulae:toxic-nebulae 15 13
water colour 3 :iconcontemporaryhart:contemporaryhart 205 77


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Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Brooding Poet,
Starving Artist.
(Cliché, Cliché)
A Sphinx full of riddles
without any answers.
A Paradox and a Puzzle,
I vex myself daily.
I am Unique in every way.

Current Residence: United States
deviantWEAR sizing preference: small
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much everything. I'm a song bird, baby.
Favourite photographer: my dad. He took beautiful pictures. <3
Favourite style of art: Pre-Raphaelite and Romanticism
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: "Know thyself."
"Loving in hindsight is loving too late."
"While I breathe I hope."



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Reanimated4now Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Your full name's not

Shoshanna, is it?
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Reanimated4now Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
ay-tay, just checkin', chicken.  :d

Learn anything nifty this week?
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Let's see, well, my country is on fire.
ummm.... no, wait, that is neither new nor nifty. 
nah, I can't think think of anything. 
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Shining-Scribe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Greetings! Welcome to :iconpoetic-poetry:, and thank you for choosing to join us. I hope our group will give you a chance to meet many other writers, enjoy many new styles and, most importantly, blossom and flourish as both a writer and a member of DA. :) (Smile)
ron-brouillette Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for adding my work to your favorites.
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! And thank you for adding my work to YOUR favorites! :)
ron-brouillette Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016   Writer
Reanimated4now Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh Shanna, the wild and apparently mind-blowing stories I could tell from the last couple of years, let me tell you huhwhat!

I'm good now, though.  The business is again in the grinding and stacking stage. (:  We fully took over management of a shop called Amour as of the beginning of this December in Manassas.  (All the tattoos that will probably be going up on here in bursts are older for the most part.  Sifting through and photo editing takes so long, woof.)

I just have to see how much of this tattoo-covered kangaroo I can draw up before my 4 o clock gets here for her pair of astrology tattoos.

Owl hop back on here tonight though when I get back to the house ^-^ 
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
That's really cool! I'm happy for you. :D 
(When I first read that I thought that you were saying that you were tattooing a kangaroo, and I was like, "dude, I am NOT ok with that!")
ron-brouillette Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
My many thanks for all of the continued support.
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   Writer
:heart: It's so good to see you here. :hug:
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It's good to be back. :hug: 
How are you? 
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016   Writer
Doing well. Not here much, though -- not doing much writing, either.
TheLunaLily Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you're doing well. :heart: I have only been writing sporadically the last two years or so, but you're great and I look forward to reading more of your work whenever you write. :hug:
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