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Emily needs the words to understand that she isn't being unreasonable. She just wants them to mean something and not be a string of words which flows into itself over and over again.

She doesn't like her name either. Not because Emily isn't a pretty name but because she would rather be called something she feels like. (She has never quite forgiven her parents for choosing her name for her.) If she could, she would call herself Glass, because that is what she wakes up feeling like every morning. As if crystallised pieces of glass are edible and her insides tingle as she swallows them whole.

Emily lets the words call her names sometimes. She writes them on her knees so that she can remember them. Sometimes the words call her a whore, and sometimes stupid, and sometimes a loser and sometimes a tramp (She has never learnt that loving too much is a crime and boys with pretty eyes sometimes lie.). She sits in the bathroom with a pen the colour of blood and writes them carefully so that the next day's shower can't wash them away completely.

Emily is like Glass. She likes the way the words cut into her skin and leave their impressions on her heart. People have slipped and let her fall again and again. But she still wakes up in the morning and superglues herself back together.

The trouble with superglue is you will always see the cracks (Because we all know that broken glass can never ever really be whole again.)
Looking forwards and looking back.

Sometimes our pasts come back to haunt us. Sometimes they never ever leave.

It's all right to be broken sometimes...even if everyone else tells you it is not.
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hammer777 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Well...actually, if you took all the shards of broken glass and melted them, then re-formed the molten mixture into whatever the glass was before some dick decided to high-jump-kick it onto the ground, you COULD theoretically make broken glass whole again. *cue Bill Nye theme song*
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thredd Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
this is powerful because it is so unbelievably tender.  "words i would and have told others with sincerity but could never imagine having for myself - even when there were a few people actually saying them over the years".  thank you.
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MintyMintamin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
. . .it is all right to be broken, for it gives you a reason to rise , and take a stand.
Don't try to fix every little crack or chip. We are all not whole,
And those missing pieces make us who we are.
We are all broken, on the inside. Some of us are delusional.
Some of us just give in to the grief, to the sorrow and pain.
It doesn't matter if you dwell in it a bit.
Everyone has to eventually.
But don't stay in it for more than you "need" to.
It will turn your silver into tin, making feel unimportant,
An abomination, a mutant, a loser and a fraud.
So, stay in for as long as you need.
I'll be here when you want out. . .
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confidenceAlive Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely beautiful. I'm a little unsure how the title melds in with it--it's a fantastic title I just haven't seen exactly how you meant it to relate to the body. You're right down my alley with this one though! If you haven't seen it, you might be interested in my short story, Tears, [link]

Again, great work ((:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for sharing. I will be reading your story shortly. :)
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confidenceAlive Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, the pleasure of reading was all mine :)
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful. It is sadder still when the cracks are hidden and repair cannot even find them...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :)
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
^_^ You're welcome!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful! :)
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IntraSect Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
In the forest seen: splintered, fallen trees (not like recent dreams).

Edges not redeemed picking at frayed seams tread lightly, indeed.

These circles lead back where you have been.
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PurpleObsessedNinja Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the similes you use :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you!!
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PurpleObsessedNinja Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :) how've you been?
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HarukaMoon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Writer
The words just flow and reach into my soul. Very relatable and wonderful poem.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for reading this. :)
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HarukaMoon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
You're very welcome
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
But the cracks in the glass is what makes it beautiful is it not? The cracks form patterns like endless waves, the past haunts us in a thousand ways... but I think that is what makes us so perfectly imperfect.:)
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Loki-Dokie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awkwardly enough my name's Emily and I can relate because I used to feel like this sometimes :'D Good job, though! :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww...thank you so much for liking this. I wish I could ease your pain. :(
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Loki-Dokie Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :) Oh don't worry! It was a LONG time ago, I'm over it now X3
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Kramnhojpapermario Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
shards of glass can be melted down and made into a whole new creation altogether.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
I fear there may be problems though, when no one else can see the cracks..

Haunting, but there is the ring of truth to it.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: :(
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Well, if you melt the glass and then forge it back, it'll be whole again. Which is like saying rebirth, I guess
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully said, my friend. :heart:
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LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Really? Thanks!!:iconthankyouplz:
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MarionetteOfMusic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Another gorgeous, thought-provoking piece that I love! I also love that bit at the end, where you say, "It's all right to be broken sometimes...even if everyone else tells you it is not." I really believe that. Sometimes people have to remember that the most beautiful mosaic was a pile of broken bits of glass and stone before someone decided to pick them up and create a masterpiece.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, my dear, for that gorgeous response. :)
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is strangely serene. I also made me feel a lot better, my dad's been having hard times, and he's been very strong with the stress :3 Thank you, sweetie :heart:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I suppose its the melanchony after a storm. I'm sorry to hear about whats been happening with your dad, my dear. :hug:
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cosmosgrl19 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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signalspells Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Writer
"She has never quite forgiven her parents for choosing her name for her."

Perfection.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hauntingly lovely as always~
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!! :)
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Krusnik03 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. ^^ And I'm terribly sorry that I haven't been able to respond sooner; I've been under the weather lately."
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Char739 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
This is such a beautiful poem, my heart aches for Emily, I've known too many girls like her. Brilliant job!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :)
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Char739 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
You are very welcome~:hug:
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so beautiful :smooch:
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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13th-ZodiaK Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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XxblackblossomxX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why is it your work always seems to make my heart weep?
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww!! Thank you! :hug:
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful, sad and thoughtful:)
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