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I live behind a locked door,
And no one has the key.
It has been years, maybe more
Since someone talked to me.
The solitude was nice at first,
The quiet let me think.
But soon it took a turn for worse—
Now all I do is blink.
So be careful, my dear friends,
When you wish for privacy.
Count to 5 when patience bends
Or you'll end up just like me.
This is a warning for myself, too... Sometimes I forget what life would be like without all the noise.

Edit: Big thanks to ~Kaleidoscopic-Yarn for uploading her reading of "Wish for Privacy" on YouTube! Check it out here: [link] :love:

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Phoenix-Fire-4 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
...
I can kind of relate to this...
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air482 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
i love solitude ^_^ :(...:( but i guess i never really understood what it meat to be alone :(
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EpicAnime07 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what did you use to write this?
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Microsoft Word 2010... Why do you ask?
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xSandra97 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
waw... I hope you will find the key.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:aww: :hug:
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BarebackRider2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your poems! They mean so much and go so deep. They actually mean something not like some that people write, that don't make any sense!! I LOVE YOUR WORK KEEP IT UP!! AND ILL KEEP COMING BACK!! :blowkiss:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconblushingtamakiplz: That's really too kind of you! Thank you! :tighthug:
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WriteTheWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this poem hits my heart like a punch to the chest. At this moment, this poem was something I needed. Thank you.=D
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, you're welcome! :D I appreciate your comment. :heart:
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WinterofFire Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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lifeisgood4u Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Writer
Scary idea.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. :worry:
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Lilalilypad Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful poem:) i love quiet solitude at times, but ill also always love the noise of the annoying people that surround me:D
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hehehe, thank you. :huggle:
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Lilalilypad Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem!!:)
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Unleashed-Stories Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
whoa... :iconrlyplz: deep...
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:giggle: Thanks! :heart:
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Unleashed-Stories Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
hehehe, welcome :3
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crazyrussian97 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Very nicely done poem, good rhythm and rhyme, and with an appealing theme as well. Though personally, I would love complete and lasting solitude. I plan on living as a hermit as soon as I can.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel you! :XD: Thanks so much for your kind comment. :hug:
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SmArtPeace Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like this poetry..straight from heart. very well written.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :huggle:
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balladofpink Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Photographer
Wow! I just felt like you wrote this for me. I want solitude right now and I'm getting more and more alone. I guess I have to break my shell.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Keeping balance between the two (solitude and socializing) is a difficult but necessary thing in life. Thanks for reading. :hug:
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Matreon Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know how you feel. I haven't talked to anyone in 3 months. Almost all of my friends quit trying to invite me to events.
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balladofpink Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Photographer
last night I went out with my friends and I was still miserable... I don't know if I'm in a depression. I take photos, I don't like them. I draaw something, I hate it...
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FreiheitVonZeit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Writer
The theme reminds me Opeth's "Hours of Wealth", one of my favorite songs.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. :aww:
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PlainLittleJane Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Good message. Thanks for posting. :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for reading, Jane! :hug:
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Wallfish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Really awesome...
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :aww:
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psychowithawhistle Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This is beautiful~ :}
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconharrad93:
Harrad93 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Nobody is an island.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed.
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El-Frosty-Seagull Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
This really is nice. It reminds me of my wishes for privacy. You just want to be left alone, and you do. But then it's for too long and you wish for that noise again.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. Thank you. :)
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Hits home. :)
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
:)
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MellieBels Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oooh I love this <3
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad. :heart:
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LoveDoesNotExist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is cool!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :hug:
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:icon1000yearseternalmaze:
Its all about ballance I guess.Not being constantly alone but having a privacy sometimes is also important.
But what, if one has been alone for so long, that he doesnt really know, if they want a company?:(
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed -- balance is important in nearly every aspect of life. :nod:
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SiriusBlacklover777 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
beautiful
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