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i am from the world that ends in fire and ice.

i am from light and darkness, volcano and ash, living and dead. i am from all the words i've left unsaid, from the silence that speaks louder than the path i tread. i am from the poetry that i refuse to write, from the spaces between phrases that never turn out right.

i am from the one a.m. phone ringing, from "i love you, be okay." i am from the lungs that keep breathing, the heart that keeps beating as the ropes begin to fray.

i am from the earthquakes that pull california to the sea, from the arizona shore burning back at me. i am from a place i call home but have never truly known, from inside of the cage where my childhood played but never truly stayed.

i am from a tripping rhythm of self-expression, from quiet hunger and manic depression, in constant digression and possession and obsession and repression.

i am from electric oceans, oceans and oceans and oceans, repetition and repetition, the same words that spill over from my mind each and every time i write in a blistered rhyme that just won't keep in time.

i am from the elusive quiet mind that just won't come tonight.

i am from the world that ends in fire and ice.
i don't usually like writing prompts going around and telling me how to live my life, but this was an exception...?

(although this piece is particularly lucky to exist because my professor was sitting next to me and reading over my shoulder and commenting ajfkdlsajfkldsafjsdf. that is one of my biggest fears, okay?)

also, look, i recorded it, i'm soooo cool: [link]
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angelichope Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Absolutely fascinating your words always are!:)
I think it all is just so different and, like what I said about your last one, mature.
I think you have a gift.:heart:
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :blushes:
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angelichope Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Was my pleasure, Theresa!:hug::heart::D
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
There's just something about your words, miss. They're so simple, and yet they manage to pack one hell of a punch. I just love your straight-forwardness. You write from somewhere real.

This has got to be my favorite part: "i am from the earthquakes that pull california to the sea, from the arizona shore burning back at me. i am from a place i call home but have never truly known, from inside of the cage where my childhood played but never truly stayed." Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. <3
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you! :blushes: Your kind words mean so much.
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brookeart Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, people breathing over my shoulder when I write tick me off. This piece is excellent though. I really love it. There is a lot of beautiful imagery, and it's all very juxtaposed.
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Writer
Thank you so much! :]
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Eternal-Afterglow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
<3
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theresambraun Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Writer
:hug:
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Musical-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really beautiful :heart: I espescially like the 5th paragraph ;)
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