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Sea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.

You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."

My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.

I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.

Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.

You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
For TheCoalMineCanary who wanted poetry or prose about "seashells". I made a promise to get to everyone who commented and I'll get to everyone if it's the last thing I do.

Fuego   + Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Sho lovely) [V2]   = :iconthecoalminecanary:

fyi: Conch, Coral, and Argonauts are all types of shells.

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whale meadowmy tongue is a ship & my
teeth are seashells with
conches for fangs, kiss me
& they'll sing in the rhythm
of ocean tides;
“oh, moby doll,
take me to the whale meadows
before my heart
becomes an anchor.”

'whale meadow' by Leukippos
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Given 2014-08-30
You Were Not An Aquarium Boy by IrrevocableFate is a touching piece of poetry that is full of wonderful, well-worded imagery. ( Suggested by poetries and Featured by inknalcohol )
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Ripplingwaves Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
This is 50 shades of astounding beauty. A fully deserved daily deviation Heart 
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   Writer
So are you. <3 Thank you so much. :blushes:
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izzy3301 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
wow, amazing poetry!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Writer
:blush: Thank you!
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   General Artist
This is everything I've been trying to write all year. Amazing.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Writer
:heart:! Oh wow, thank you so much.
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   General Artist
You're so very welcome!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Writer
:tighthug: <3
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craneHARDCORE Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   General Artist
:hug:
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coraajna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Writer
Lovely! Also, I did not know that Argonauts were a type of shell!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much! :love: <3 I'm glad I could teach you something new!
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coraajna Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Writer
:) (Smile) 
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
 :iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Writer
Thank you! :love:
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akrasiel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014   General Artist
Belated congratulations on the DD :eager:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Writer
Thank you so, so, so much! :love:
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trembling-knees Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful darling, well worth the DD! Congratulations :3 :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:heart: Thank you so very much, lovely. ♥
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   General Artist
congratulations on the DD my dearest darlingest! :tighthug: :heart:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:love: Eeeee, thank you beautifully, wonderful Deelicious. <3
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
This is great! For some reason I especially love the first stanza, and trying to imagine a being like that who exists in some kind of fantasy world. Congrats on the DD!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much! :heart: Oh wow, thank you! :D
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
You're welcome! ^_^ My mind is very fantasy-genre oriented...
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:hug: Same! It'd be nice if I could draw what was in my head though, so many fantasty things to be seen!
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Same here!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:highfive:
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hidden from the waters, you
peeked from under the sands

Under the broken skeletons 
Of legions
Of the dead, and said,

"Isn't it just beautiful?"
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:heart: :hug:
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You deserved the Daily Deviation :)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Writer
Aw, thank you. :hug: Yo uare very kind.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
Thank you.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
Thanks.
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91816119 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014   Writer
Stephany, this is outstanding. It's so neatly woven and intricately formed; it maintains a delicate balance between brilliant detail and dreamy emotion (which is so hard to capture). :love:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:blushes: oh wow, golly, thank you, lovely. <3
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91816119 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:love: :love: :love:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
:smooch:
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CsMelody Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Artist
Simple and small, yet so brilliant and beautiful. I love how you portrayed both 'characters' and, like you mentioned, had the 'building' being 'submerged' at the end. :) Fantastic poetry!
I can't really say anything else that hasn't been stated yet, so I'll just leave a 'congrats on the DD!', add this to my favs and happily move on :)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Writer
:heart:! Your comment is wonderful, thank you so much. :hug: Awww, thank you. <3
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CsMelody Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
You're quite welcome! ^^
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014   Writer
:huggle:
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MyKatzuki Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
This is simply gorgeous. I've found myself more and more fixated on the literature section for Daily Deviations, because there's always such emotionally beautiful pieces to submerge myself within and just get lost in the sheer magic of it all.
You, my friend, have an incredibly writing style. I love how you've described various aspects in detail, yet perhaps made room for there to be a mysterious air within some of your sentences. The way you've inserted metaphors and such, particularly the use of shells, is truly breathtaking.
Well done. c:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Writer
I have kept this comment for a while because it's just so wonderful. Thank you so much. <3 I'm so happy to hear that you're enjoying the DDs as of late. I really am.

Awww, thank you so much. I'm honored you think so highly of this piece and my writing style, that means a lot to me. :heart:

:hug: Thank you so much.
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MyKatzuki Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
No problem at all.
It was my pleasure to read and comment on this piece. :33
You've done so very well and I'm really glad you liked my comment so much, too. It's flattering. <3

You're most welcome, my dear.
You deserve a lot of praise for this masterpiece!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   Writer
:huggle: Awww, thank you. I'm honored you think so highly of it. Aw, but of course, you wrote me a wonderful comment. <3

Oh gosh, wow, you are too sweet. ♥
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MidnightLunaLove Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on DD!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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NamelessShe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congrats on the dd! This is excellent!
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