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Whispers in my ear
Compel me to surrender.
But I will not hear;
I defy my contender.

Defeat is not an option;
There is no other way:
Survive against all odds
To die another day.

'Tis the oldest battlecry;
The only ultimatum.
Fight until you die—
Rather plain verbatim.

To be classified as "alive,"
Survive, survive, survive.
Here's another poem that has been lying around for a few weeks. Pretty short, but it actually helped me through a rough time. :aww:

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Szoklettt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
My god. It's really good. I love it!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! That means a lot to me. :heart:
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Baratus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
permission to feel tired?
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh. I like it. It has this . . . I can't even explain it. Forceful encouraging feel to it? I don't know. It's good though. It's sometimes what people need just to get through, to know that all they have to do is survive.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Forceful encouragement" -- that's exactly what I wished to capture. :D Thank you so much for your comment! :heart:
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KMusicDreamer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! You are very welcome, Miss. :)
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darknessoverme666 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Time to duck out again. YOu have the same patterrn. Everything was positve,loving, talking about being together.
Now, I am your enemy, adversay. Sorry. Cant take it. Go find someone else to figh. Leave me out of your life
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, I think you're confusing me with someone else. I don't know you, and I've never shown any hostility toward you whatsoever. Please leave me alone.
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Powerful message, and the flow is lovely! :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :hug:
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You're welcome!
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NightmarishAddiction Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it,that message is something I'm always keeping at the back of my mind when i'm not a good place.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I definitely keep this in mind too. :huggle:
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NightmarishAddiction Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I have to go through alot hard stuff. Reason why is I'm bi-polar.
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ravenally Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
[link] You have been featured on my home page ^ ^~
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, I appreciate it! On an unrelated note, I really love your tagline. :giggle: :iconamericaapprovesplz:
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ravenally Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
XDDD lol gratzi ~ :'DD

And your welcome! ^ ^
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JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well written, beautiful flow.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :aww:
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wolfgrrl92 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is so amazing to read; i wish i'd had it when i was going through my rough time. :) you capture the feelings perfectly and come back with fiery, sensible answers. i love how the poem doesn't try to quantify happiness or emotional contentment, but instead goes right to the most significant point: surviving and living are different, yet surviving can sometimes turn into living.

bravo! :clap:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for such a wonderful comment! :tighthug:
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wolfgrrl92 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you are most welcome. :) thank you for expressing what so many of us feel and lack the ability to say. :hug:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: I try my best. :hug:
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snowchime Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
:heart:
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wolfgrrl92 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :heart:
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Riarri Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a very true poem, and I can relate to it perfectly. I love the forwardness of it, and the way it flows wonderfully.
Good job. :D
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you can relate. Thank you! :hug:
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Alura-the-Sage Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :aww:
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snowywolf13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice. Simple, but powerful :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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w-anderlust Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
This is really nice :) I can see it helping you through a rough time.
I also really like the style of this, you did a great job with it :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's great to hear! Thank you very much. :hug:
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w-anderlust Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome! And thank YOU for posting this :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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Ita-MI Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I definitely enjoyed it - it actually reminds me of a passage in the Bible. I can't remember what it is right now, though.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I know of several inspirational Scripture verses along this theme. :)
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Ita-MI Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yeah, there are lots - I was just thinking about one in particular. I can't even remember which book it was in though... :(
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Verloren-Vestand Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!

SURVIVE!!!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :highfive:
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:

no prob, just survive!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:aww:
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IronArmy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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JaDobles Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible! Well done
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
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Girlovestacos1234567 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this poem sounds almost excactly like my OC!
Very nice poem. I think someone I know needs to read this
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:aww: Thank you. :hug:
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