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I Carry Your Heart with Me. by UntamedUnwanted I Carry Your Heart with Me. by UntamedUnwanted
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)


E. E. Cummings


A friend of mine gave me a tattered piece of a paper and it held this poem by E.E. Cummings, written by hand. She had smiled at me the way someone smiles through immense sadness and said, "He would have liked you to have this."

She was referring to her twin, her best friend. Our best friend. We grew up together, and one day he had to leave. He didn't tell us where he was going, just that he had to go and he wasn't coming back. That was almost seven years ago.

And that was how the most strangely beautiful boy I know disappeared, and left me with a half finished poem, a heart full of words and a mind always wondering if words could be tears in artful disguise.

I carry his heart with me. I carry it in my heart.

[If you see this, and I really hope you do
I'd like you to know she's still waiting for you]


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:iconthefearfulnight13:
thefearfulnight13 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(i carry it in my heart.)
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:icontitteringtonart:
titteringtonart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Beautiful work.
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:iconshadowofacooper:
ShadowOfACooper Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! I love every part of this piece! Keep up all the great work (:
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:icon0mda:
0mda Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Beautiful treatment and tones +
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gabrielIgnitus Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If he cared for you, he won't read it.
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:icontiraluv:
tiraluv Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
That is so tragically beautiful, it gave me chills. -hugs-
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:iconjessiebelle93:
jessiebelle93 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
it's very beautiful :heart:
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:iconblackheresy:
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice heart! :heart: I like the filter of this photo and i like the position of the shot!!! :D
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:iconcinders8328:
Cinders8328 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rarely does something actually bring tears to my eyes the way this does. your beautiful picture caught my attention, but your words broke my heart, I hope he sees this too :) :heart: <3 Cinders
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:iconcosmosgrl19:
cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thats so sad, but so beautiful are the same time. You're really great at writing and photography, btw!
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:iconrebeccapark9:
rebeccapark9 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
That's a beautiful picture and story.
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:iconnotensmsk:
NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, a heart wrenching story I'd say. The pain of someone leaving in such a way is worse than the pain of someone dying.

Hope you are fine now (from whatever might be happening at your end). But I guess this is life :)
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:iconforgotten-reaper:
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
:iconrainbowheartplz: I simply love it. It's amazing.
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, Reaper! That means a lot to me! :)
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:iconforgotten-reaper:
Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
:thumbsup: Not a problem.
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:icontigerlu72:
tigerlu72 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Writer
D'aww. :'D
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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:icontigerlu72:
tigerlu72 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome!(:
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Magical :clap:
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks Kris! :)
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:iconlostknightkg:
lostknightkg Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Welcome :)
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your friend is very kind, and she seems like she knows you well. Her brother chose a beautiful poem. I'm sure that wherever he is, he's thinking of both of you. I hope he comes back. :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I hope he does as well...and I really hope he hasn't stopped loving E.E. Cummings. :)
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope he hasn't, either. He has good taste, haha.
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Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is both sad and beautiful at the same time :( :hug: I hope he comes back, for both of you. It's a beautiful poem he wrote, and a lovely photograph :aww:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for saying that to me. I hope he comes back too. He loves EE Cummings and Shakespeare and I really hope, if I ever do see him, that hasn't changed. :)
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Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no problem at all :aww:
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Xelm-photography Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful... :heart:
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Thank you!
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nemutte0no0ame Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Still waiting...
So Beautiful and sad at the same time:iconluvluvplz:
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for saying that~ :)
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:iconnemutte0no0ame:
nemutte0no0ame Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
No prob :D
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
Oh wow, I'm so sorry. Perhaps one day you two will cross paths again?
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I hope so too. :(

Thanks for commenting.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Writer
:(

No problem
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potatoe-sama Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
this is amazing and a beautiful story too.
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:iconuntamedunwanted:
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!! :hug:
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!!! :heart:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
You're Welcome. :D
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
.... Reminds me of the sacrifice of Christopher the giant...

This is heavy... the first I've ever felt from your side that made me feel... fragile...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shehroze, thank you. I think I understand why you feel that way. This experience, his leaving, left me shattered...people leaving, abandoning always does that. :(
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose so... Though I don't know about you, I've been that kind of person; abandoning people and leaving them to fend for themselves in the darkness, without help, without aid... bearing the brunt of dejection and sorrow while I go off and "live it up"... only to find myself coming back full circle knowing I'm alone, and all because of my own actions.

The fact... that you carry his heart with you still... is something which, if I was the one responsible, would always haunt me. And it does... waking up in the morn, blank head... its a refusal to accept the way the world works.

life isn't a bitch, people are; and bloody minded ones at that.
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Dark-Damien Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really nice I like the hazy look of the image and the dull shine the heart seems to have. Very nice work I'm gonna fave this one.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!! :glomp:
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Dark-Damien Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Writer
Lovely photo dearie :)

For the right people, words fall to paper like inked tears. Imprinting upon the page a scar, like those that the actions of our loved ones do upon our heart.
I hope he doesn't stay away too much longer x
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You have the soul of the most beautiful poet. Every one of your comments shines.
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Writer
You honour me with words unearnt, I'm simply good with rhyme ;)
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