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Treason?
I dared dream to hold you,
to speak love to your perfect cherubim lips.
I desired to envelope you,
in our cover of night,
where love could blossom in dusk intimacy.
Where none could speak the names of treason we bore with shame.
and oh how I loved you,
for our three days,
and true love perished,
should our families feel the same.

Hope?
At first glance,
a young boy,
staring through a glass window,
at me.
A smile,
frosty gloved hands on the pane,
and accident waiting to happen.
So I followed,
down the rabbit hole,
to a winter wonderland,
full of new dangers,
and first romance.
I loved you still,
Youth,
in Toyland,
where love is innocent.

Loss?
We were children,
yet none loved as strong,
and I was your kingdom,
where you clasped, fair, radiant,
none could tarnish the silver of your smile.
Heaven's jealousy, could not but overcome it's envious joy,
taking you away,
in a small ship,
where I could not see you,
but we loved,
and that in itself was even more than the truest romance,
and now you leave your kingdom to me,
where I know one day,
I will look above,
beyond our kingdom by the sea,
and to see the face, of angelic grace,
in her kingdom, with the King.

Promise?
but love still.
As it looks beside,
reaching for companionship.
The familiar hand held through older years,
of lovers past, of stormy seas,
and romance,
nostalgic, and sweet, not like the lovers of tragedies
or the famous literature that graces beloved's eyes, eloquent baubles of wisdom pouring from still perfect lips,
but the sweetness, of first love, first romance, first endurance.

Ours.
From the first moment I saw you,
an accident that did happen,
and a girl that was ready to fall.
She did,
and it did not pain me.
It was as soft as the snow of your skin.
A little boy in the window,
with the namesake curls of a choir boy,
and a smile that says sincerity.
That turned into a romance,
where none could love as pure as we,
not in a kingdom by the sea,
but still the love of children.
One that bears no tragedy,
or ends the wars of nations,
but a love that is sweet,
and all I ask, if I may have thee.
Is a single promise,
Will you marry me?





Written for Round 1 of #poetry-book 's Scratch that contest. Our prompt was romantic free verse. Now, Over time there have been many famous lovers, whose loves have shook the bosom of readers, and girls who dream of Prince Charmings, and the fairytales, it's magic, or the closest thing we have to it, and that's why we love it so much. (Aquamarine) My muse was of course, as always, ~S2DPro he always seems to pop up like a proverbial little cheshire cat with that school boy grin of his... and yes, when I finished my poem and read it for the first time I cried, I don't know why, but there's something about when you can write, honestly, with the wisely chosen words of classical lovers, who's love has gone before you, in graceful eloquence, that it strikes every heart a poet.

On a "cheerier" note, on the dramatic and passionate innocence of Romance, who can name the two famous couples I referenced! Hint: Each comes from a romantic GENIUS! One is Edgar Allan Poe the other is Shakespeare :) 10 points if you can name the literature the two couples from from!
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I must say, this is a piece that reminds me of vintage times, when days were delicate and held in a more proper manner.

Of course, I mean this in a good way.

I'm a hopeless romantic, and this has definitely piqued my interest into what other literature pieces you are capable of (then again, I'm a literature geek, too).

I should stop rambling; onto your critique. I've seen many romance pieces, and many follow the beat you have here. Everyone expects a happy ending in romance pieces, which is why the 'Originality' section has is rated what it's rated.

You're technique is amazing; I daresay I may just be jealous. As for the impact, I loved how the entire poem flows as well as it does, like a timeline, just climbing to the strongest point of the piece.

Overall, this is a wonderful piece, and I do encourage you to continue to pursue literature. :D
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I'll start off by saying ALL of these verses are wonderful, and since they are so extraordinary I have to nit-pick the tiny things out of each.

Treason -
+: I love how every sentence gets progressively longer. Two lines. Period. Three lines. Period. Four lines. Period.
+: The vocabulary you used was amazing.
+: Favorite line; "and true love perished,"
- : You began with some repetition, but didn't continue it. The first two sentences (Line 1 & 3) started with "I d____ed .... you" but the third sentence (Line 6) did not.
- : I couldn't connect the verse with the title.

Hope -
+: It gives me a colorful visual of the story of love starting out pure and white in the snow and traveling into many strange places in vivid colors. Then going back in time to recollect the times when love was still innocent.
- : The third and fourth line should be divided a little differently, as well as the sixth line should be two separate lines.
- : The connection between the "young boy" and the "love is innocent" may be lost for some people.
- : Line eight would do well to be a sentence in its own.

Loss -
+: At first I interpreted this verse as showing the struggles of a long distance relationship and the agony you feel, while still feeling so much love. After a few more reads and taking the title into consideration, I also see it as the ultimate "long distance relationship". Death. (I have to remember that line I just said it was awesome!) I believe people who are suffering from either thing can relate and love this verse.
- : The are some structuring problems that bugged me with it, other than that it is very well put together.

Promise -
+: There was an outstanding amount of high end vocabulary in this verse.
- : The structure is very off.
- : The first line is not an attention grabber
- : I don't feel the emotion like I did with the others

Ours -
+: This is a VERY touching one, possibly my favorite!
+: I can visualize it as an entire movie from little kids playing to adults getting married. It touches me so deeply.
+: Nice Poe reference btw ^3^
+: I love how it talks about not looking for that "storybook love" filled with tragedy and war and anything special. Just pure love.
+: The ending made me tear up! :'D
- : Line two, three, and four didn't impact me as much as the other lines


Side note: Hope & Ours are my favs! ^.^
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overdestiny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so charming and wonderful. You should be directly blasted into the finals xd
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well thank u :) and... owie!!! that sounds painful!
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overdestiny Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I mean that in a good way, u know.. I just have a weird sense of humor :D
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh fantastic!
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StormCat16 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Outstanding literature. Rich in romance and wise with words. Good work. :+fav:
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh thank you ^.^ pleasant to hear that!
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll give the answer in a note! This poem is beautiful...instant fave, this poem features a line by the greatest writer of all time, Edgar Allen Poe, ...double instant fave!
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
another Poe lover!!! AHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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Mordial33 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! :iconhurrhurrplz:
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BreatheAngelicLove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
this is beautiful i love it :)
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) May I ask your favorite part of it?
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BreatheAngelicLove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
honestly i like all of it so its hard to choose but my favorite verses would have to be the one that starts with loss and the one that starts with ours :)
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
annabel lee has that effect on people... :)
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BreatheAngelicLove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
oh I've never read her poetry before :)
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*chuckles* she is just a title of a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe
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BreatheAngelicLove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
ohh (: haha
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's truly a lovely poem though and I highly reccomend it!
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PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Will I actually get points, or is this proverbial points we're talking about :P :P
Hell, even if they are proverbial- Romeo and Juliet, and Annabel Lee and the Narrator :P Easy Peasy- Now if it was Troilus and Cressida and Leonore and the narrator of that poem- then it might not be as obvious :P
:P
Great work, and I say that sparingly- don't want the competition to feel too cocky :P
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There were actual points involved and I'm glad that came through! XD Someone caught it first though!
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PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
aw :( O.o supersadface.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
can u name the second poe inspiration?
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PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd like to say Eleonora but I really don't know.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lenore from the Raven ^.^
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hater12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Do you mean Ellenore?

Nevermore, nevermore,
and her name was Ellenore.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nope, never even heard that....
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PrideofPanem Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
DAMN.
Oh well. I'll blame my fried brain for that slip= I'm trying to write a ten page paper on a woman who killed her husband and got away with it, and i CAN'T FOCUS.
I know it would help if I logged off of dev.. but. yeahhhh.. It really wouldn't help much.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that sounds fun.... I wanna write one! double spaced 12 pt times new roman in mla?
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iChrno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm going to be a naughty judge and head on over to the favourite button. Well done. ;)
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
d'awwwwww thanks! Tsk Tsk... they'll have to put you right on the naughty list! D:
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iChrno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha! No, but seriously. Great job, I absolutely adore this piece.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well epic! *sigh* guess I'll have to cross you off the naughty list.... oh well. now I know you guys must be vague but I have ONE question:
does this round have a compensation prize if you don't move on? oh and do u always eliminate 5 artists at a time? and can I still use the prompts as inspiration even if eliminated? (i like the prompts) and prizes, those are good too (motivated by rewards) and the prizes are a mystery right? :D I lied about one question... tsk tsk, we are women of action, lies do not become us....
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iChrno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
We don't have to be vague at all. xD

The only thing we're vague about is the next theme/writing style. Now, onto your questions!

Question 1: The simple answer is no. Every round has a prize for the best writer, though. Woo!

Question 2: Yes we do. If we did it 1 at a time this thing could take years. Lol.

Question 3: Of course you can! Although you've only seen one prompt thus far. xD Oh, wait. Do you mean as prompts for your own contests? I am now confused. Hahaha.

Question 4: The prizes are not a mystery at all! If you go back into our older journals, the one called "This is the big one!" should have all the information about prizes and what-not.

Hope that was helpful!
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1. how do u decide that?
2. ok :D
3. I meant could we just use them as inspiration, without being in the contest ( so you wouldn't officially participate but u would still write examples almost)
4. I'll try to find that.... link?


oh... cool! I thought u guys were sneaky ninjas about everything :D
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iChrno Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
1. It'll be put to a vote. :)
3. OH! Certainly, my dear.
4. [link]

We're not ninjas, we're pirates! :ahoy:
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool ^.^
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xxatouchofrostxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I long to write like this! this kills me-- it's SO SWEET <3! amazing job, you should be proud!!!
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well thank you my darling! Find your subject! :) the one that makes your heart ramble and the mind catch up.
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xxatouchofrostxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good advice! *u* I think I'll use it
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeh!
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xxatouchofrostxx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 XDDDDDD
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IrelElengar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
This is so....:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you my marvelously awestruck darling!
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IrelElengar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! :)
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S2DPro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AYEEE! I love it hon. I know it wasn't actually meant directly for me, cuz it's for the contest, but I love it still. It's really good.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*chuckles* well it's always for you, the contest gives me a reason tho XD
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S2DPro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well perfect. I like when you do stuff like this. Makes me happy.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
and here u were thinking there was no special present to wake up to :) then again knowing YOUR inbox I wonder how long u had to search XD
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S2DPro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been keeping it clean though. I found it. Just didn't realize you meant it directly for me.
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TinyFurrTails Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, just cus it's a contest doesn't mean I can't write TO you :) u did win my heart after all, contest in itself
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S2DPro Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true. And I'm so very glad I did.
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