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My momma once said that it was impossible-
That trying to grow strawberries
In a room that murdered light
Was like telling a girl to live without love
Or demanding a fish to breathe midair.

Still, a week later
A pot of dirt found its home
On a desk in that room,
Daring to flirt with the color green.

Everyday a lamp was hit,
Life support was turned on,
And Thoreau was born to fight.

I told myself,
No more would the fat guy need surgery
Just to blend into an ocean of hypocrites
That would tide in and out of his “in security”.
No more would the nerd girl
Need tights that cut her once living legs
Because the boy she’s been watching
Only likes ladies that cost him a dollar,
Possibly fifty cents more
For something he can tell his friends.
No more would the emo boy
Take out wet stained knives
Because people don’t understand that once
A loved one has their face smashed
-Broken against a pavement-
It’s a little bit harder to feel your heart
And all you want is a sign that it’s working.

Because,
If I could do something, so measly “impossible”,
Maybe someone in this world could do the same-
They’d lift up the world to find the lost cat
Just before its owner throws the world down.
They’d give a bit of their lives
To the sound of cry
Before it takes the road to silence.
They’d know what to do with a frown
Rather than spin a whole person
And say “look, there’s a grin”
While they're busy trying to make sense
Of their new point of view.

Another week passed
Within that black room.

Each stalk is one inch tall.
I got beaten up by a muse. She thought it would be funny to hit me this hard.
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Given 2014-01-21
Strawberries in the Winter by WordWeight ( Suggested by Annuski and Featured by inknalcohol )
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AmethystVixen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Writer
Those descriptions! :faint:
This is a very well-deserved DD! :clap:
I love everything about it, from the start to the finish, to the very core of this piece. Every synonym for "beautiful" fits this perfectly! :heart:
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HikaChanXx Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This made me cry. You amazing writer, you!
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Awww Couldn't help it :) Thank you
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OpalSunset22 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I love all of your poems, because they are so poignant and beautiful. Congrats on the DD!
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
:blush: thank you. it's really sweet of you to say that.
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Okitakehyate Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
I like it!
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Glad you did :D
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Cyodee Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful work :nod:
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer

thank you :heart:


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Cyodee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: No Problem
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Casting-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student
love the symbolism.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :D
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Demonic-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Beautiful. Superb work. 
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :)
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naomiphantomhive1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student General Artist
...I LOVE THIS!!! this is exactly how i feel.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
:D Thank you for loving this
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naomiphantomhive1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student General Artist
your welcome~!
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ShadowedAcolyte Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Solid finish to this piece! The strawberries as a self-aware symbol worked well.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :) I'm glad you liked it
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EclipticMaus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! <3
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :)
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Khaimin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't usually leave comments on daily deviations because I feel like the receivers get so many comments already that they can't possibly read them all. But even if you don't read this, I want to say that this really struck home with me and made me cry. It's beautiful.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you, number one, for leaving a comment like this. This piece was inspired by a close friend of mine so I'm thrilled that it struck home with you. Thank you, number two, for leaving it all together. Thank you for telling me it moved you. :D
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Khaimin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome for all of those reasons. It's an amazing piece. <3
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foreverbroadway Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow ! That's so deep . Congrats on  the DD !  I love deviantART! 
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :)
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foreverbroadway Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist
you're welcome :happybounce:
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TomLindemann Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. Well deserved DD, my congratulations.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you. :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
A very beautiful and inspirational poem.  A common sentiment, but there is nothing maudlin about your verse.  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you. :) It feels like a fantasy
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katleidoscopic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So inspirational, yet so simple and real... I love this poem SO much. It's truly deserving of a DD, and I don't say this too often!  Congrats on the Daily Deviation, you deserve it!  proceeds to stalk gallery
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer

Thank you :D It feels very unrealistic that I got it, so seeing this is just :dummy:


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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful.
And congrats to the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :) Still can't believe I got it
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Kitsune0Jester Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! You deserved it. :aww:
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robson666 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap Clap
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer

Thank you :)


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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer

Thank you :D


I hope you have one as well

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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you! :heart:
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
there are so many reasons why i like this, including the concept and how cleverly you expressed it. but most of all i can appreciate how simple and real it is. 
an inspiring read, congrats on your DD! :aww:


p.s. muse-bruises sometimes reflect a freedom within ourselves, a freedom we didn't know we had; so give her a high-five from me. :meow:  
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you :) It all started thanks to the sweetest friend
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Sikizu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good! I too liked how real the people were.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks. I wanted them to be people that everyone's at least seen once before. :D
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dawn181 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow what a piece. In a completely good way. That part about the emo boy hit me hard.
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks. It's just something that needed to come out :D
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dawn181 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well it came out really well
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WordWeight Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Writer
... you're so nice >_<
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dawn181 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just honest :)
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