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To some people, it’s called breathing.
To me, it’s called inhaling poison,
Which drenches my lungs and sinks into my bones
And melts into my mind.

To some people, it’s called anxiety.
To me, it’s called an unbearable shakiness in my soul
The nervousness preventing my from ever escaping
This disease in my heart.

To some people, it’s called living.
To me, it’s called never being able to run away.
Never being able to truly go, truly leave.
To me, it’s called being caught in a nightmare,
While struggling to dream.
Chasing a mystery with no solution.
Escaping your own sanity to reach more sanity,
Freeing yourself from your happiness to find more happiness.
To some people, it’s called life.
To me?

There’s no such thing.
Not pleased with this one.
But yeah. comments?
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Unisis-2-in-1-beauty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
of course its beautiful. and touching. yours always are.

the only lines i don't get are the "escaping your own sanity to reach more sanity, Freeing yourself from your happiness to find more happiness."

but its still awesome!
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Loving-Chakra Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nonsense! This is lovely :heart:
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:iconbreathinbreathout:
breathinbreathout Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Writer
beautiful
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:iconmikkimarie:
MikkiMarie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you bwandon
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:iconbreathinbreathout:
breathinbreathout Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Writer
mmmhmm :)
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diren8 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student
i liked it
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diren8 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student
i liked it
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angelichope Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Hi, why not pleased? Your words have so much conviction to it, and the images you put in the stanza about living, I don't even have the right words to accurately describe; I see and feel them at the same time!:)
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CommanderScarr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Meow :3 Heart 
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:iconlthornton:
lthornton Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I love this.
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:iconanila73:
anila73 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my god.
This describes exactly how I feel.
Thank you, I love you, kthxbye,
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TheElegantShadow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I feel your pain, my friend. You are not alone.

And you're not pleased with this? How can that be?

Personally, I find this to be very true and beautiful.

Blessed be, dear. :D
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watsisface Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're not pleased with this one? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?!
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:iconparis7500:
Paris7500 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Finally, a kindred spirit
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:icondebaterarcherwriter:
debaterarcherwriter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Guuuuuhhh... Oh my dear Goddess, this hit me so hard. I feel like you read my thoughts. Wonderful job.
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dreamingdays Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Beautiful ^^
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:iconemilio60:
emilio60 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Artist
Deep.

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:iconmidnightbiter:
Midnightbiter Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
How are you not pleased?! This was epic! :D
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:iconadrolyn:
Adrolyn Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks pretty good to me.
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:icondreyhannah:
dreyhannah Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have General and social anxiety and I can relate to every word of this.
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:iconkinkydivers:
kinkyDivers Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Mikki another great peice captures raw emotions and true feelings
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spazatack Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love this
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:iconmaedayparade:
maedayparade Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this<3
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Slipmaskin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The second part makes little sense to me. Anxiety pretty much is what you described, yet you seem to claim that that's only what you call it and others have an other definition of it.
I understand the concept and I think it's pretty good, but the structure is too loose and in the end it crumbles completely. When it suddenly comes to "living" it feels.. yeah, a bit sudden xD It would've looked better if you described some more elements like you did with the first two parts before you came to the "living" part (which should've been one for itself also).
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NinjaShule Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And some people breathe through their hearts rather than their noses.
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TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
i know that feeling all to well
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AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the use of repetition and the climax is so powerful!
Brilliant work!
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Miki-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
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BelieveInLovingMe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
Sadly, I relate to this.
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:iconinsaneonyxflames:
InsaneOnyxFlames Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I have many relations.
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:iconkiereth:
Kiereth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
It didn't rhyme.
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T-RexWithTourettes Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Agree with what's unsaid, honestly. If you're on an emo rant, at least rhyme. It shows that the poem took more than 5 minutes to compile.
Raging scene kids in 5...4...3...
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T-RexWithTourettes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013

^This guy. I like this guy.

And debaterarcherwriter, I know what free verse is, I don't have mad respect for free verse but it even for free verse this kind of stuff just doesn't tickle my fancy. The whole, "ugh my life in a first world country is so sad and terrible and you guys have no idea what I've been through unnghh," mostly, which this falls under. And I wasn't targeting this in particular. I was in the "What's Hot" section looking for something to be pissed about. I was successful on numerous counts without even having to click the "Show More" button.

Good day to you both, I'm off to oversee a lemon plantation.

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debaterarcherwriter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Writer
If you didn't want to read "emo rants", which, by the way, is short for emotional, then why the hell are you in reading poetry labeled emotional? Also, it's free verse. Learn your types of poetry and what they do and do not consist of.
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debaterarcherwriter Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Jerk
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:iconkiereth:
Kiereth Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
You have a good brain in your head, sir!
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:icont-rexwithtourettes:
T-RexWithTourettes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Meant to point the finger at this chap, not myself. Tally ho.
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:iconslipmaskin:
Slipmaskin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So now poems have to rhyme? That's new.
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InsaneOnyxFlames Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I can't tell if that's sarcasm, or if it is just plain ignorance.
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Taconut7 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Wow, I can relate 100% to your poem. Great job!
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:iconhydro-king:
Hydro-King Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
To some people, it's called being lost forever.
To me, it's the reason we need the Redeemer.

Great job on the poem!
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AmbraVargas Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like me.
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Ninja615 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
im really loving ur poems
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Zuzorcat1229 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
mind blown owo
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QwilfishTheQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Hello.
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:iconzuzorcat1229:
Zuzorcat1229 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Hi, do i know you? :?
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AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello.
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:iconzuzorcat1229:
Zuzorcat1229 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Yello ewe
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:iconagentqwilfish:
AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The chain didn't grow so well. D:
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:iconzuzorcat1229:
Zuzorcat1229 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Hmm?
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