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In travels that I've yet to plan
and plan, I never will,
down miles of unfamiliar trails
I'll venture on until

my feet should find a forest's edge
of twisted branch and root,
the shadow of its overgrowth
awaiting my pursuit.

And though the trees shall warn me,
"you will walk beside your fear;
for many braver than yourself
have lost their way in here"

my trembling hands will steady;
I'll accept the truths I've heard,
and if fate should bid I enter
I'll walk forward undeterred.
Gasp, it's a writing! :omg:

This is the first thing I've written in I don't even know how long. But the final two stanzas have been in my head for months and never went away, so I figured I'd do something with them. I know it's very simple and perhaps a bit dull, feel free to critique if you like. :meow:

Anywho, for the past year or so, with the inspiration of a wonderful man, I've been learning how to conquer fear. It's taken me to some incredible places, and I can't wait to see what the future holds. :)

Thanks for reading, photos will resume within the next day or two.
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gorcrow Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
The cadence feels a bit like "The Road Goes Ever On and On", if you know what I mean. ;) Very Tolkeiny of you.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012   Photographer
I am actually just in the process of reading the hobbit for the first time, and I take that as quite a compliment! Thanks! :D
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VisualPoems Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :D
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Photographer
awh thank you so much hun! :love:
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You've been featured here: [link] :heart:
Beautiful piece (:

ps. Please :+fav: if you've enjoyed it to spread the love and attention~!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Photographer
thank you so much dear! It has been faved! :happybounce:
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very well written hon! :huggle:
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Photographer
Thank you, so very glad to hear it! :love:
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Ferelwing Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle: You're so very welcome hon!
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leyghan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Great rhythm and word choices and great message too. I've missed your writing. :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, it was very good to write again. I'd like to try more often, but for some reason it's just so difficult for me to get back into the groove. :hmm:
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missmoon14 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the rhythm and the rhymes in this poem, I never get tired of reading it, such lovely work!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011   Photographer
yay, very glad to hear it! Thanks! :love:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Writer
It's courage is refreshing and encouraging (I am also a fearful one).
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
Thank you very much. :)
I've found that fear can be an advantage if used correctly. It's extra energy, and makes things all the more exhilerating. :)
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfff, whatever happened to bros before hos? I've been telling you to do crazy things for years ;P
Nah, kidding! Glad you're having a good time!
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
are you implying that you are my bro and Galen is my ho?!
That's actually pretty hilarious...

haha, you may have told me, but Galen was the only one who didn't say 'fuck it, whatever' when I said no to getting on a rollercoaster twelve times in a row. :XD: (for the record, I was pretty certain that I was going to die)
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes that is definitely the situation here :>

Well I wasn't going to baby you about it. I'm too young for that BS ;P
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Photographer
haha, yeah, that was the general consensus. But not anymore! I fear no rollercoaster! :stare:
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KelpGull Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yaaay!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
Wow, excellent, thank you! :blush:
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nymphoproblematic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
:o Oh wow, you wrote something new! Haha, awesome. :) This is lovely.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
haha, yes! Finally! :XD:
Thanks, very glad you like it! :love:
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Paperbag-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   General Artist
wonderful. I have really missed your poetry. I often go thorough and read your old work when I need a fix.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
Thank you, that is quite a compliment and I am flattered to hear it. :)
Maybe one day the inspiration to write will flare up again, but it's been MIA for quite a while now. :hmm:
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timeraider Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely poem! Never mistake simplicity for dullness. I enjoyed it immensely.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Photographer
I think simplicity when done correctly can have much more impact than complexity.
thank you, glad to hear such a kind compliment from a great writer like yourself. :)
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Rav3nf13nd Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She's back. :) I like it.
Totally relate to never planning thing. (and preference to keep it that way) If you go to the unknown places, you're guaranteed at least to find yourself, and the fear gets lost in the doing.
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Photographer
haha, at least for one poem. :D
Yeah, I've never seen the fun in planning. Plus, even if you do plan, things rarely go the way you expected in any case. I heard a quote once that went somewhere along the lines of "if you're going to plan anything, plan to be suprised." Words to live by. :)
Anywho, thanks very much for the kind words!
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
lovely :) nice to see a poem:)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Photographer
thanks, it was nice to write one again! :D
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