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Rumors of tumors, chatty neighbors, the grateful dead
A broken swing on a deserted playground
And bones; oh, the bones that pile up, more everyday
Thursday I had nothing to say

A weak and pale moon glares down at the snow, impotent
Stars in motion whisper my star-name, calling
Tiny spiders build homes in my beer-soaked brain
Thursday I had nothing to say

Pizza or Chinese for dinner? I can't hold a thought
Craftsmanship went out on a three-hour cruise
Through the swamplands of South Carolina in the rain
Thursday I had nothing to say

A brass-toothed journeyer shines a light in dark corners
Nudges and pokes at the beasts sleeping there
Scraps of re-arranged words piled with the bones rot away
Thursday I had nothing to say
Thanks to :iconbrassteeth: [link] for the inspiration to get this damned thing written. Maybe I don't have anything to say, but I can't shut up.

:icondailylitdeviations: 1/13/13
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:iconchewyraezen:
chewyraezen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yet so much! you are a truly amazing writer!
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Aw, shucks, ma'am, 'twarn't nuthin'. :)
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:iconchewyraezen:
chewyraezen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute. :) this comment makes me see you as a farmer with a hanky in his shirt pocket. wiping off the sweat of hard labor and then spitting and apologizing for doing so.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
hahahaha! :D
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:iconchewyraezen:
chewyraezen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) but your vice is not chewing and spitting, it's like mine. we smoke and contemplate the wonders of the world. inhale inspiration, exhale elation.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Well said!
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Writer
Featured [link] Thank you!
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much!!
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:iconcamelopardalisinblue:
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely, but I wish I had more context on the meaning behind/beneath it.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you. I'd have to go line-by-line to explain it, though, and I feel that when one knows something intimately it loses something... like a song that becomes too familiar.
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:iconcamelopardalisinblue:
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough. :)
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:iconwinterkate:
winterkate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. Your rhythm is absolutely amazing. I love your description and imagery too - so vivid!
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much!
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:iconwinterkate:
winterkate Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
You're really welcome :)
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:iconbeyondjen:
BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your repetition and talk of bones makes me happy for all those things about which you had nothing to say. I'm at least glad you had something to write. :heart:

Congrats on the DLD. Well deserved, I'd say. :)
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconbeyondjen:
BeyondJen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
guess you must've said somethin', Ron.
congrats on the DLD, [with which i agree]. :nod:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much! Maybe I'm not out of words yet... I was seriously thinking of giving up on writing. :)
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
there is an awareness, which kept,
rewards with little darts of direction.

ouch we say/ok ok/i'll go that way! ;)
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
Congrats on the DLD, Mr. Bark. See, you did have something to say (and said it very well!).
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks, Ms Bee. I guess I'll keep talking. :)
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:iconbeeinthebottle:
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Writer
I'm counting on it. :)
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:iconlancelotprice:
LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Congratulations on the DLD, Ron. :) I told you it was easy. :D
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks, my friend! :D
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:iconpomohippie7:
pomohippie7 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Writer
Congratulations on your DLD! :clap:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I was shocked! :D
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here [link]
Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.
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:iconall-my-darkness:
All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Not a lover of repetition at all but this piece uses it like fountain pen fulll stop in the hand.

Even with nothing to say you provided me with vivid imagery and passage of time
and observations of slow moments that held meaning even if it feels unclear what
exactly is desired from them.

Damn Good work.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much. Not a big fan of repetition myself, but this one seemed to call for it (just as every so often, one just begs to rhyme).
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:iconall-my-darkness:
All-My-Darkness Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Worked and yes. Both in the same vein.
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:iconfollowintheblackbird:
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well all I can say is that for having nothing to say you certainly said it well. :D
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks, Jon! :D
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:iconfollowintheblackbird:
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You're welcome.
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:iconrlkirkland:
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
More of real life is spent in the breakdown lane than the fast.
This describes reality quite niftily.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
You're right about that, thank you!
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Writer
Perhaps with more feeling than you know, my :heart: is with you.
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you very much.
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:iconxlntwtch:
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
You're always very welcome.
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:iconbrassteeth:
brassteeth Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I wish I could write as well as I inspire! Love this, particularly that magnificent finale!
A fine piece again Ron. :nod:

Think Ill skulk off and think about it :meditate:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you, I think you're the better writer by far!
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:iconthecreativeusername:
TheCreativeUserName Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful <3
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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:iconm-gosia:
m-gosia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:iconheart4uplz:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your repetition of "Thursday I had nothing to say" makes me ache

:heart:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Is that good or bad? :D
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:iconvespera:
vespera Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Both, I suppose? Ah, it is always good to relate, so I shall go with good.
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Fires-of-Winter Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:heart:
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:iconbark:
Bark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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