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Earth,
I crawled to your surface again.
I had been tangled up in
passageways carved through
the soil of my mind.

I grew new roots
to find nutrient matter
buried deeply below
shallow hearts and shallow minds,
buried deeply within
distorted fragments of broken selfs.

Earth,
I feel your support again.
You gave me back solid ground
below my searching, stumbling feet.

Embracing me with your weathered hands,
you give me what I lost and found:
A place, a whole planet, a home for my soul.
This is my entry for the monthly challenge by  #Dreamers-Welcome. This months theme is "Earth".

to the challenge description ->
to the other lovely entries ->

Earth is not your element?
Try one of those then:
Water
Fire
Air (aka Wind)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I saw this featured for a DLD a while ago and I was so happy, especially since it was for #Dreamers-Welcome's monthly challenge! So now, I'm really kicking myself for not giving this a fave 'cause I could've sworn I did! >_< Gah, I love(d) this piece. <3
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :)
I'd also like to thank you guys for your wonderful prompts, as I would never head written this without them. :tighthug:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. :)
Haha, it's all =SpriteBlayde. She comes up with the prompts about 95% of the time and they're always so brilliant. :love:
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you for giving me credit. But I think you contribute more than 95%.... you've helped me with more than a couple of the ideas! :love:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thanks boss lady. 'Preciate that. :heart:
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SpriteBlayde Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey now, I'm not a boss lady! Just a bossy lady. ;P LOL And no need to thank me, just giving credit where credit is due. ^_^
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:lmao: That's funny. :XD:
<3
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Sabishi-Tenshii Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Das gefällt mir sehr gut!

Du kannst dich echt super gut ausdrücken :3


Weiter so!

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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dankeschön :heart:
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AbbyMeyer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
A brilliant ode to the element of earth. :) I find the use of repetition in particular very effective.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment :hug:
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Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Writer
That's some truly beautiful words! Congrats on the DLD :heart:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :heart:
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i-am-a-bridgewalker Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love the first and last stanzas. congrats on the dld!

(though maybe "selfs" should be "selves"?)


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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :squee:
Thank you for your hint, too. According to common spelling, "selves" would be more correct, that is true. I decided to keep it as "selfs" nonetheless, as the "selfs" the speaker is talking about are all his/her own "selfs". So although there are multiple selves, they are all drafts of one and the same basic person (self) that lies at the bottom. Thus I decided to keep this "pluralized singular" word "selfs"
Huh, sounds rather confusing now that I spelled it out. Does that make any sense to you?
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013

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Keep writing and keep creating.

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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you, thank you :squee: :squee: :squee:
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Zevais Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist
fire,
you're burning to my core.
you've have been let loose upon
expanse built upon
the embers of my heart.

my extemities turn to ash
losing any value they had
lifting into the air above
charred body and charred soul
scattering all around
not enough soot to be pieced back together.

fire,
you leave me so numb.
you took away everything beside the cumbling ash
on top of my lost, relenting hands.

burning me with your blighted fingers,
taking away what i have and what i've gained:
a thing, the burning flames, destroying the realm of my mind.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for one more of your wonderful mirrors in my chest of treasures :hug:
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