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Confession Three
One day I'm going to sit down
           and learn that my bones
    are made of calcium
                 not candy canes,
            that smoking isn't poetic
  and that bitten nails
           aren't a sign of intelligence.
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Confession One
Recently I've been wishing
                I could explain the
     difference between
love you and
         I Love You
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Cardiff Devmeet July 2009 by Pickled-Poppy Cardiff Devmeet July 2009 :iconpickled-poppy:Pickled-Poppy 12 41 SI ATC Card. by Pickled-Poppy SI ATC Card. :iconpickled-poppy:Pickled-Poppy 24 145
Satah is a lovely
and floats through the day
   Satah write poetry in a very
    special way
She's a little silly
     And speaks in clever rhyme
Satah worries about
     The ever impending Zombie Apocalypse
        most of the time
She's very talented
     but doesn't seem to know
That SatahBaker means
     Clever so and so
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Shyly Secret
I wished on a
           to have the nerve to
That I am not cripelingly  
     all the time
      Any more
      Because I
have worked very
  hard  not to be
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Dotted Hearts
                              I took a marker pen
                                              and played
                                                       join the dots
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Pieces of Eight
I pressed my back against the wall of the train, pushed my legs against the other wall and told passers by "Guess the magic word or you don't get passed".
:Most people just stepped over me.
:Some pushed me out of the way.
:One swore at me, and kicked me in the side
:A few did guess and
    By the end of the train ride
Eight people knew the magic word was Pumpkin and that I was simply trying to make the world, a slightly odder place. I like to think this may have brightened there day.
     Just a little.
I wear Converse that are coming up to there fifth birthday, are one and a half sizes to small and they're falling apart. They are a shade of "Hello world! I used to be blue". Most of the time they're covered in various shades of faded ink and stolen words. I like to float around aimlessly in and out of  a world  of coffee shop and book stores. Largely because I feel I should.
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12:00 in October
It was cold.
  Very cold.
     I'd stopped wearing a scarf
those day.
                                                                Never give yourself rope to hang on.
                                                               Or give someone else the rope to hang you.
You stole the colour from my
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The Tide Changed Me by Pickled-Poppy The Tide Changed Me :iconpickled-poppy:Pickled-Poppy 30 54
Pixie9009 Says Goodbye
Pixie9009says: I'm an oak tree you know,
bent up and
  broken in parts.
  I'm cohabiting and creating life
                             and I'm watching it die
With my arms held in place above my
  and I'm helpless.
    Do you here me?
I'm trapped and I'm going to burn
    Pixie9009says: burn  
                  Pixie9009says:  burn
Pixie9009says: and I guess, I welcome it.
   I'm going to be the smoke
on clear nights.
   The whole world revolves around a fire
you know.
and for one moment.
Your life will revolve around me.
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she's lashing out strangers
                                  in the street.
Starting a fight,
   and not raising a fist
just to find a new  
     guilt free
                  self harm.
                       she's treasuring the marks
                          on her skin.
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Step 6
How addiction works.
Take up you, give up her
Take up smoking, give up you
   Get a chest cough.
Take up eating to give up smoking
   :Start binging
      :Start purging
         :Stop eating at all.
Start doing cough sweets.
So I'm on my tenth cough sweet
   in as many quarters of an hour.
I exhale into
my hand
                   and see
                          spots or red.
I'm not sure
         if it's
  blood or
bits of
                  cough sweet.
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Strawberries, A guitar and You
Yesterday I hung upside down
            by my knees in a pine tree.
          And as I clung to the
  curve of the branch.
I remembered the
                       curves of your hips.
I remember the day
                  I realised your hips
weren't curved any more.
     They were pointed bone.
You played my old guitar
                   in the summer.
Eating strawberries,
            with out removing the stem.
I painted in the
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All About You Contest....
After a bit of thinking, I've come up with theme that everyone can work with. The contest is All About You!! You can interpret this in any way you want, but I want deviations that sum up you perfectly.
The contest is open to all forms of media and to anyone at all.
The deviation can be one that already exists, but it would be great to see some new ideas.
To enter, just send me a note with a link to your submission.
The closing date for the competition is 28th February and winners will be announced the following week.
1st Prize
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Artistic Progress Contest!
Artistic Progress contest
Your mission, in this contest, is to show how feedback can have a positive effect on your art.
You first choose one piece of art that has received constructive feedback in your gallery. Then, you will enhance or remake the piece based on the feedback. In the end, you put the old and the new piece side by side in one file and submit it as a deviation. You must also quote the beneficial feedback in the artist's comments.
See an example here.
- The enhanced/remade version of the artwork has to be a new piece, that is, created after the contest announcement.
- The old version may have been created earlier.
- All media are accepted, including literature! Please abide by the deviantART rules.
- Maximum of two submissions are accepted per artist.
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Bringing you the latest of literature in terms of news, groups, contests and projects with a splash of features.
If you have anything related to literature you want me to feature, then please feel free to send me a :note: with details etc and I will feature it in the following week’s issue.
Thank you.
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Prompt A Poem
This is a new project I’m holding.
It had a successful response last week so it’s going to be a regular thing.
Last week’s article: Prompt A Poem, Week 1
Prompt A Poem is where I will give you between 3-5 works per week for you to go off and write a poem which can include all or just a few of the prompts.
Last week, the prompts were: sweetheart, cuckoo nests, blue, sense and hurt.
Here are the poems which were sent in using these prompts:
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“Swatchs and Wild Things” by Pickled-Poppy
This is actually the second part of a series,
with a brilliant use of a chaotic journal structure to
propose a chaotic world and how fragmented this
poem is in sense of tone and mood. Excellent.
Featured by KneelingGlory

"Fear" by Lish-55
This is a simple, but effective, poem that
catalogs many different types of fears and still
leaves the reader wondering, "what's yours?"
featured by: TheBrassGlass

"she moves she" by wall-poster-star
There is no fluff here. Only
poignant and powerful imagery.
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A rainy day by Tumetsu A rainy day :icontumetsu:Tumetsu 39 32
Magazines and Journals looking for your work.
I have compiled a brief list of Magazines and Journals that accept unsolicited submissions from writers and artists of varying levels of experience.  
What unsolicited means is that you may send them your work without being asked for it first.  Also, if you just follow their submission guidelines, there is typically no need for a cover letter either.  If you would still like to include a cover letter, please make sure it is concise and professional.
The publications listed accept everything from Poetry to Fiction to Visual Artwork.
I hope this helps some of you become a little more knowledgeable about the industry and pushes you to just take the leap and submit your work.  You never know until you try.
One last note:  Most magazines and journals do not accept simultaneous submissions.  What that means is that you must only submit your piece to one publication at a time.  It is a waiting game to hear back from them, b
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Clever beverage
Sinking deeper into a drunken descent
a sour plan for forgetting
a shimmering pool of red wine an vinegar
for all the used you're regretting
Used lies
Used people
Used feelings
For all these, you're fretting
This secret relies
on an ordeal of hypocracy
it's overwhelmed your being
it's consuming your entirety
Beseeching for a healthy way
to cut through tormenting vines
strangling the sickening truth
to build up the darkened shrines
Instead you bleach the soal
reaching for straight whiskey
    a spirit for your spirit
with ice to freeze the mystery
The lies remain
people still rejected
feelings maimed
You're sinking deeper into a drunken descent.
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I'm flirting with death
But I suspect he might be
Playing hard to get
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Mature content
The Ringleader :iconw-uno:W-Uno 7 30



Artist | Student | Literature
United Kingdom
I keep a blog called Alternative Title.
I reserve my right to ask for hugs on a whim

Anti PETA and damn proud of it

Building up Buttercups since 1993
I love Photography,Poetry and People.
I don't like Cinnamon,Cardamom and Camomile

When worried I forget that I was taught how to use commas

I feel heart beats through hips

Book Recommendation Of The Week
You know you want to

Song Of The Week
Mr. BlueSkye
Dance dance dance dance dance

Challenge Of The Week
Make an older person smile c:

Current Residence: Neath the arse of Wales.
Favourite genre of music: If it makes a puuutry noise I'll listen.
Favourite style of art: Doodles
MP3 player of choice: Sony Walkman
Shell of choice: Sea
Favourite cartoon character: Patch
Personal Quote: Trust no fox and no Lloyd
To be really honest I just feel kinda shit.†
"Well there ain't much that's dumber, there ain't much that's dumber than trying to forget a girl when you love her."†


I passed my first year of uni with a high 2:1. So I'm pleased as god damned punch.†

I have a job in a bar called the Chelsea Arts Club. The members there are lovely and are looking after me very well indeed.†

I now live in a house with three people I love dearly in Deptford, London. A place apparently so obscene that Google chrome's spell checker refuses to admit it exists. Deptford's main claim to fame is that Christopher Marlowe was murdered here, which I suppose is something..?

My mentor and I are going to get hammered on Champagne and put up picture in his new flat tomorrow.†

Other than all of these fantastic things, to sound ungrateful for the fucking ace hand I've been given, I'm just ticking over. Can't figure out what's wrong i think it must just be a weird rough patch. Going to try and write about it for what ever the hell that's worth.†

Please tell me your good news. I kind of need to hear something that'll make me smile.†

As always my love and best,†




Un Pinguino. by faboarts Un Pinguino. :iconfaboarts:faboarts 17,295 1,297
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Grafin-Drachen Featured By Owner Edited Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Boo! I was creeping my old YUKU profile, and your name kept  popping up! 

Just dropping by to say hi! :wave:
cloak27 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Happy Late Birthday!
YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Logovanni Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Artist
I'm pro-peta, because animals are tasty and I am people that eat them.
Pickled-Poppy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Writer
pro-peta because you're omnivorous? i think you either have made a typo or don't understand one of peta's mission statements...
Logovanni Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Artist
I thought PETA stands for People Eating Tasty Animals....
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You've been Featured. :heart:
YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Writer
thank you for the :+fav: on open opinion, Megan.
ShiningSteel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch. :)
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