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April 8, 2012
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On your feet, soldier, up once again
Only dogs die lying down
And we won't be dogs to others,
cuffed and collared
no, we'll learn to howl like wolves do.

On your feet, now,
it's all in vain,
to whine and to cry out,
this is only pain:
Stuck on your skin like dirt and dust.

Your spine will twist under all this,
love and other earthly things
But never break, never bend:

No one remembers those
who quietly bowed their heads.

You'll get by, if it's with teeth and nails
drag yourself from the deep

Only dogs die in the shadows.

Those who held you down on your knees
With your jaw broken and tongue tied:
all of them will be dust
with the time.

And your bruises will heal
All the scabs will peel
Your dreams will all wake up
And your shadows take form.

So once more unto the breach,

once more,

It will pass like spring, thirst and rain
So stand up now,
it is only pain.
just some words for myself
to encourage and such

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prettybabyscreams Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
En minä mitään järkevää osaa taaskaan kommentoida, mutta sen verran koskettava kyllä oli, että pittää faveihin lisätä ja lukea taas myöhemmin kun kun haluaa fiilistellä. Tykkään. Ja etenkin jos jossain vilahtaa pienikin viittaus susiin <3
killerproblem Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Thank you this is real good, fits a lot of times I've had in my life...
mellowghost Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss you Peemu. Your poetry has been much more sombre as of late, not so warm and cozy as it used to be. I hope things are going well with you.
just-delilah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is so amazing, and somehow exactly what I needed to hear during this time in my own life.

Hold strong, beautiful girl! We can all stay strong, holding hands around the world through computer cords.
Peemu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
What beautiful words from you once again! I needed to hear just THIS in this dark evening. :heart: My heart swells for such sweet compliments! Take this big internet hug from me, you wonderful person :heart:
Petite-Soleil Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
i love this! i also love the sneaky rhyming! my sister is anal about poems that dont rhyme
Peemu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
I love to make my poems sneakily rhyme, I'm glad you noticed it and liked it! Thanks for your comment! :heart:
escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That's exactly the kind of thing I needed today. This is beautiful. Thank you :heart:
Peemu Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Writer
I'm glad you liked it! :heart: Thank you
escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
you're welcome <3
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