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i went to bed with benito mussolini - harsh, harsh man.
clean-shaven face, smooth skin
but rough hands.

mr. mussolini was the great leader of Italy - hitler was his friend.
see, nothing gets a girl's blood flowing like fascism
and invasion
of foreign lands.

i fucked a black man once; Ethiopia, you have good food.
but benito, boy, he sure knows how to treat you.
il Duce, tu dolce - you're sweeter than sacramental wine
under the scalding sun.

the roman empire didn't stand a chance against the man
who tingled my insides with his laws.

with his straight, pointy nose and his full, full lips
the Italian ruler drew the secrets from my skin,
painted a version of Picasso with all my ugliness.

i went to bed with benito mussolini.
he broke me down so badly my bones still feel like jelly.
i'm resting on top of the covers, waiting - he told me blankets don't keep you safe.

i let the meanest man in all of Italy tingle me.
i am fearless.

benito was in my bed, he made me swallow communion without questions.
he showered me in holy water.
blessed oil smoothed over my skin, repealed my sins.
i am faceless.

benito:

i was always beneath him.
i am placating.

i only wanted to learn how to govern myself.
i am cracking.

i never told him this, but i was sick of myself after the first night.
i am bending.

i am not ideal.
i am weaving.

i wanted all of italy to love me, and more.
i am gone.
he was the leader of italy during wwii
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
eveytime I read something of yours I look at your profile picture and it's like "WHAAAT?" I love this though. keep up the good work!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Writer
haha what do you mean?
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
when I look at the person in the photo, I almost have a hard time picturing you saying the things you write...if that makes sense
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Writer
hmm, a little...why is that?
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you just don't look like the type of person to even say the word "fuck" in the context you used it in , in this piece. You don't really look like the type of person to think of the things you write about (good thing, don't worry) but it kinda makes a person do a double take haha
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Writer
aww well i'll take that as a compliment! thank you :heart:
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

No problem lol. It was meant to be one

 

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violetense Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Writer
the first line I actually read twice, because I was totally not expecting that.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Writer
hahaha c:
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flamingpegasus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
As much as I did not very well understand this, I really think your writing is excellent and enjoyed reading every piece of yours. Great job!
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Writer
thank you(:
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zeebkun Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy cow you have talent
i LOVE your writing style
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
thanks c:
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Midnight4200 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
this is so so so beautiful :)
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Writer
thank you very much c:
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Calin-4 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*faint* my dear
you should live your life writing
and do nothing else

well done
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
oh my gosh i love you so much right now
thank you thank you thank you thank you
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Calin-4 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my, I am so happy to have evoked such emotion! You are absolutely welcome my friend :)
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Writer
I don't know what it is you do with history and current events but good God, don't ever stop. I love your writing. So so much. :heart:
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Writer
thank you so much!

honestly, all of your comments brighten my day c:
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your-methamphetamine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Writer
:heart:
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Bread-and-Swords Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really really good. The words and examples you used were amazing I love this piece of work.
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learningtobefree Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
thank you c:
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Bread-and-Swords Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome^^
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