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never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he will be too gentle with your lips,
too sincere when he whispers blessings into your ears
pleading that he doesn't deserve you.

his tongue will not slither between your teeth.
instead, the heat of his mouth will melt your scar tissue
until there is no trace of your travels.

never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he knows patience.
you will try to convince him
that it is one of the many virtues
you don't yet possess,
but he will dig through the flesh in your ribcage
until he finds it lodged beneath everything
you're too scared to confess.

he will teach you forgiveness, remind you that you are not a mistake.
he will wipe the trails of tears that always seem to decorate your cheeks
and replace them with rose petals, saying that he chose the color red
to match the passion he knows flows through your veins.

never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he will trace the freckles on your skin
into constellations
and tell you that
you are greater than the most divine heavens.

he will not break you into pieces of everything you thought to be true.
he will hold you when you are being unreasonable.
he will hold you when your mother dies.
he will hold you from sunset to sunset, for the depth of an ocean.
he will hold you as you watch embers form at the base of a campfire.
he will hold you until your heartache disintegrates.
he will hold you just because he feels like it.

never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother.
he might find dead butterflies in your insides
and spend his time nursing them back to life
because he will think your goodness is worth it.

he will carve stars into the creases of your elbows
with his fingernails and say:

if you want to make a wish, whisper it right here
and i will come running back to you,
even though i never even left in the first place.

never fall in love with a boy who loves his grandmother
because once you do, you can't go back.
i can say i am quite proud of this
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QUESTheart22 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this made me re-evaluate my love life... i need to find a boy who loves his grandmother :heart:
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SerenissimaLuna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent :)
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taoMega20 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
i love this poem, i wish i was more like that guy
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Oldsoul-Mira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
omg! I am literally in love with a boy who loves his grandmother! ;w;
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Writer
me too ;)
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh this is lovely. I definitely found a boy who loves his grandmother. :) 
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Writer
yay! glad you liked it :heart:
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saltwaterlungs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are damn right to be proud of this! It's gorgeous, and, gosh, I have to go find a boy who loves his grandmother, haha!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Writer
glad you liked it, thanks!
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this....omfgWhaaat 
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Writer
yesss haha thank you
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
not a problem :)
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werefen2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm actually crying right now. Good crying. Well done. :thumbsup:
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LegendSpirit Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Photographer
This is amazing. You got me hooked!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Writer
thanks!
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Sharkoid Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
You should be proud! This is excellent! :)
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Writer
thanks so much!
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TheLadyJaegerjaques Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was listening to Litost by X Ambassadors....it was perfect. <3
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Writer
glad you liked it!
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Scr1b3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Tilio Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
This hit me quite hard. Well done!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Writer
thank you so much, i'm glad you appreciated it.
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Jeffreymcc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
This is extraordinary. So beautiful. Thank you.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Writer
thank you so much for reading.
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Drakeluvpickles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I cried... I just cried... That was so amazing I am crying... I love it! :happycry:
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
oh my goodness, thanks so much!
i'm very glad you liked it(:
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Drakeluvpickles Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:ohmygod:
I am a HUGE fan of yours... and you just wrote me back. :D
Sorry, I had a really bad and very emotional day and that just made it all better. Thank you! :)
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
oh my goodness stop it, this is the sweetest message i've ever gotten! wow i really hope you're not joking omg thank you so so so much for your endless support...i didn't know i had fans! (especially any as cool as you!)
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Drakeluvpickles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I am a huge fan. Whether or not I am the only fan (which I am sure I am not) I am a fan! And awww :) I'm not THAT cool :blush: Thank you! :)
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Writer
thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Drakeluvpickles Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No prob, Bob. :)
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w-o-a-nderer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Oh this is really sweet and beautiful
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Writer
thank you very much c:
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EraBlu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
aaww this is so cute*-* absolutely beautiful, you did a wonderful job!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Writer
thanks so much c:
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EraBlu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
your welcome :D
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NomadicTroll Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm quite surprised that this doesn't have a DD yet! :o
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Writer
haha, everyone is saying that!
idk how to get one
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NomadicTroll Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Check out the help desk. They'll show you how. :la:
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Writer
sent a note to an admin.
thanks for your help(:
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NomadicTroll Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww:My pleasure~ I hope you get the DD. :hug:
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
i noted someone about it...no response yet haha. oh well.
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh God, this....is just...so beautiful QAQ
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student Writer
thanks!
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SugarBit Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem :)
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DkarnDezolus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is one of the most amazing beautiful poems I've ever read. It's good to see some women don't think ALL guys are bad. :) I love this it's just so beautiful. :)
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
thank you very much c:
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DkarnDezolus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're absolutely and totally welcome haha
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CinnamonPancakeKitty Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
very touching... *sniff sniff*
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
thanks!
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