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I was five
When I first discovered death,
Lying beside an old dirt road.
It was a quiet butterfly
And Mommy said it was sleeping.

But I went back
To poke and prod
And wake that butterfly off the ground.
And it hit me
Right then
Exactly
What
Death
Was.

And the worst part
Was that it was
Beautiful.

So I took the butterfly
And carefully hid it,
Folding it gently inside its wings.
And when I could,
I looked at it,
But I never told anyone.
Death wasn't something to be
Kept.

I found other beauty as I grew.
I looked around and my eyes found
Girls
Girls
Girls
And I ignored death for a while until
I realized there were
Two
Things
In my life
That weren't supposed to be beautiful.

Death
And
Girls.

So I ran from girls,
But they were everywhere
And so was death
And the beauty was intoxicating,
So I had to tell someone!
Death and girls
Death and girls
Nobody listened.

Then I dug up that little butterfly
And I told it.
I told it everything about
Death and girls and running and beauty
And it never interrupted me.

So I just kept talking,
Right on talking.
Until, I guess, I finally understood.
Death and girls
Death and girls
Beauty was everywhere
And there's no use running
From
Yourself.
A reflection on growing into sexuality.
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ElphieGravity Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Beautiful. Very touching and very well-written.
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YukiUchiha21 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   General Artist
oh my goodness. this is so beautiful. its so well written and i love the concept. this is so amazing. wow. i love this so much. i just love it!
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Kuejena Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
That was gorgeous. Wow. Just wow.
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llama-medusa Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
...wow... :(
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Kuejena Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
lol, I love your signature! I actually looked it up and it was originally Heels over heads, or a cartwheel, but eventually it changed meaning and order. ^^
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llama-medusa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Heehee, thank you! :D
And wow, talk about nifty!
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Kuejena Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
>//u//< dah, it was no problem, really. :3 I just thought it was really ironic that you had that lol.
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Phe-123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I-I hope that's a good wow?
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llama-medusa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
It is, just sad because of the content. I can relate to it.
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STL-After-Dark Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
Very well done ... I rarely read anything, but this was mesmerizing!
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