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I talk to you
But you don't listen
I scream to you for help
But you don't listen
I cry out in anguish for you
But you don't listen
I fall to my knees
But you don't see me
I collapse within my mind
But you don't see me
I welcome death's harbinger
But you don't see me
I reach for your heart
But you don't feel me
I touch your soul
But you don't feel me
I give you my all
But you don't feel me
I write my words
And the paper listens
I speak my thoughts
And the paper listens
I show my emotions
And the paper listens
I want to give up
And the paper shows me the way
I feel hopeless
And the paper shows me the way
I am lost in my pain
And the paper shows me the way
I cry
And the paper saves me
I hurt
And the paper saves me
I long for the abyss
And the paper saves me
I don't need you to hear me
The paper listens
I don't need you to see me
The paper shows me the way
I don't need you to feel me
The paper saves me…
A writer's insanity, it seems like an weird concept but if you are a writer or really any kind of artist you will see the truth in this.. But in any case something new I wrote. Here it is, any comments are welcome! :)
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123ooopo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank Jashin-sama, SOME ONE understands. Hope you have an interesting day!
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LonesomeFarseer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
This is the plight of a writer.  The paper is your only companion. It's the only thing that will listen when I speak of maddening words seeping into my thoughts and the horrifying hallucinations.
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SeekeroftheLeviathan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful~the whole thing just fit so perfectly with how I feel.
A writer's life can be very lonely at times. But the paper is just there, always, like a friend who will never leave your side. Wonderful work, thank you for sharing.
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome, I haven't written much since I started college, but its comments like this that make me want to start throwing words on paper again :)
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moonlightnight101 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
sweet poem!!!
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha thanks!
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judascomplex Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is awesome! i feel like this all the time. i post photos and stuff on here, but as i am, by nature, a writer, i post more poetry/lyrics than anything else. an artistic nude i posted got a hundred views within the first twenty-four hours, where a poem i'm very proud of only received 7...it pisses me off. anybody pose nude in front of a camera. my words are my soul and all that make me who i am. people don't appreciate the depth of the human spirit any longer. they just want food for their eyes, rather than their minds.
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course not that would force people to actually read and care about what they are doing.. People don't do that enough these days..

Btw sorry this took so long, I was out of town.
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MewTheNinjaKitty Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Painfully true.
Because humanity sucks.
And I am a poet.
And I know.
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SkyeBennett Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
So true right there :D
Sometimes I question my sanity while I'm having some characters from my fanfiction talk in my head oAo;
It's still creepy, yo
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha nice :P
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CharriKorath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel like this a lot. My mom and dad... they wouldn't understand my insanity. I havnice conversations with fictional characters, superstars give me private concerts, myths become reality right in front of me. What might once have been called imagination makes room for insanity. The characters become real to me, but I understand the limitations of the link between my world and theirs. Nobody else can see them, except perhaps my dog and small children. My world and theirs... my pen becomes the link. My eyes give way to my hand, and my mind becomes a slate that which my friends can write on. Of course I have friends in this world... but those feel more real to me because that which I desire is found in them. Anime... manga... video games... why should one be limited to those expressions of dimensional links?...
As you can see, my mind functions differently from the average person's. It's a really good thing that I'm a smart person, because otherwise I'd be in the Box by now. People let smart people be crazy, because they think it's the way their minds work. I wish that human intellect and beliefs weren't so limited... weren't limited to one world. Weren't limited to one dimension. Weren't limited to one universe. Weren't limited to the senses. Weren't limited to what one can see.
Because that's not all there is.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to post this as a Literature peiec because I had no idea it would be this long.
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I am glad I could write something that you could relate to, the more my writings relate with people the more my writing can improve in capturing emotions.
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Elezian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of the letter I wrote and posted on here last night.....
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I hope in not a bad way.. Btw thanks for the fav!
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Elezian Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It's in a good way. :)
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
oh ok good :)
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PianoManAlex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly how I feel. Kudos! Now if i could just get past this writer's block...
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Writer's blocks are always tough, but they always break one way or another!
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
P.S. Thanks for the Fav!!
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aquafyrefly Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Fantastic! Lovely! So true and deep!
(and another words that escape me at this time. ;) )
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! Can I ask what you liked about it? :)

Thanks for the fave!
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aquafyrefly Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
You're welcome! :)
I like it because
it's how I feel and how I also
look to writing for my words to
be set free and my emotions
getting to spill without
making a mess as they
might if spoken(if anyone is listening anyway).
:love:
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the feedback! :)
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aquafyrefly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
You're welcome, it's
a fantastic piece! :D
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011   Writer
At first, I was afraid I was reading another poem by a "spurned" lover and all the baggage that goes with that. When you turned it around to being "saved" by paper -yep, a writer's tool- that helped a whole lot. Thank you.
PS. If I were you, I'd take it out of italics for more simple reading. Your choice, of course. You're the writer! :)
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :) I might do that I don't know yet I kinda like the feel that it's happening in your head though. :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011   Writer
Yeah. I always understand that italics represent thoughts when they appear after at least a bit of regular font.
As it is, I didn't "get" that here. It didn't feel like the whole thing was in the writer's head just because italics.
But- like I said, that's all entirely up to you. (:
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'll look back on it and give it some more thought, sorry this took so long I've been without a computer and just got my new one today in the mail. :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Writer
:iconlegaspplz: ...a new computer! yay for you! :party:
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:iconfarmercotten:
FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha thank you! :) It was well worth the $1200 investment :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Writer
Got this note...
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:iconfarmercotten:
FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha thank you :) It was well worth the $1200 investment. :)
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011   Writer
...and this one. :)
dA is a bit wonky today/tonight!
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha yea it's been acting weird for me ever sense I just logged back on! Apparently I leave for a bit to eat dinner and the world falls apart! :P
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Saraiza Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this poem shows a situation, any poet or writer might experience. I like how the sentences in between (you don't feel me / the paper listens) first strenghten the feeling of hopelessnes, but in the second half they have quite the opposite effect. this play with emotions is really good, it also necessary in the ending to keep the poem from becoming too "emo" (don't find another word), but show that it is written by a mature person, who has put a lot of thought into it. the person in the poem changes in the poem - from craving for attention to realizing he doesn't it - also very good executed by the author. I also like how the complexity of the words make a climax in the first part (from "talk to you" to "I welcome deaths harbinger"). All this make clear that this is a work by a skilled poet who put a lot of thought in it, and didn't just write down what first comes to his mind. I also like the thematic of the poem, and the message it brings. even though the topic might seem a bit sad, the poem ends with an optimistic feeling, and I appreciate that. (I stumbled over too much bad "emo" poems in dA).

sorry for the long comment.. I guess I miss doing poem interpretations :D (that was always my favourite essay topic in school ;-) )
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the long comment, I enjoyed reading your take on it. :) It sounded like you enjoyed reading the poem too. :) Comments like these are very helpful and are the ones that lead to true improvement, don't ever feel bad because they are so long :D
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Saraiza Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help :D
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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Pen1tence Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is the truth my friend! Keep on expelling all the crazy.
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha Thank you I shall! :)
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Temaire Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very good use of the power of 3
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :)
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LoneEmpire1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
So true :D
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha sorry about the delay in response it's been a busy week!
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LoneEmpire1 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
No problem! I liked the emotion it conveyed, and the way it changes from sad to happy, and of course, it's just so true!
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ok thank you :D
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DarkFireWingedOne Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
What I liked? The short senteces you wrote, but they intensify the feeling, I really felt like that when I read it, the paper does many things people don't do many of the times
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FarmerCotten Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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