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EDIT 2: I never even realized this had 340 favorites!! I am so completely taken aback by the attention this has gotten. Thank you so much everyone!! You're all amazing :rose:

EDIT: I am completely astonished by how many favorites I have gotten on this. This is my most fav'd piece ever in my gallery! I don't even write that much, and I'm terrible at poems, so this is honestly a huge surprise to me. Thank you so much, everyone, for the support :heart:


This was a poem I had created a week before I ended up making it my writing piece for my English class. I ended up drawing some doodles next to each stanza to give it more life.

This is not about anyone in particular. It just came from my head last week and decided to make it into my official writing project.

I was reluctant to post this at first because I had finished it the time I learned about Cat's passing. I reassure you guys that this is not about her. She's not only a memory, she's still living in my heart.

P.S. I am making this poem into a song currently, and may or may not post the final piece to this submission or a separate journal.

Enjoy~
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:iconmudkipandzoroark:
mudkipandzoroark Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Artist
whos ccat?
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
A good friend of mine that took her own life. She was only 15 years old.
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:iconmudkipandzoroark:
mudkipandzoroark Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Artist
o, im so sorry
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
It's okay ;v; I'm hoping all is well for her wherever she is
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mudkipandzoroark Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Artist
yedo you know why she suicided? jw, dont have to tell me if no want
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
There was a lot going through her head... Her significant other had broken up with her and she was getting cyber-bullied constantly and she just couldn't take it anymore... She took a bunch of sleeping pills(or some other kind of drug, I can't remember), went to sleep on her bed and never woke up.
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mudkipandzoroark Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014   Artist
thats kinda not suicide but im so sor
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Seriously...? It's suicide. Taking your own life on purpose due to not being able to handle the world around you is suicide.
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live2dancesk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that doesn't mean I like it
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Huh?
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:iconlive2dancesk:
live2dancesk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you said I dance to bad songs and I said it doesn't mean I like them. :)
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh (:
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live2dancesk Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
best song ever. finally a song that doesn't have to do with money, drugs, break ups, or lovey dovey stuff
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
However, you have to dance to most of that stuff ;D
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ekkiart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
oh my gosh wow this is beautiful, so so beautiful
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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Heartsinclaire Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the contrast between the two sides, showing that what you see on the surface may not make its way to the person's core beautifully done :)
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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:iconfordeon:
Fordeon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Sad but very beautiful
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :rose:
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trimmien Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
this is so beautiful, your poems are amazing!
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness thank you so much :heart:
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CaptainDashund Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww :')
King and queen, beggar and theive, all end up with the dance with the death, such a preety way to communicate it, great job on this! :''')
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... How you said it is also very pretty!! Thank you so very much :heart:
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CaptainDashund Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aa, no problem ;w; <3
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Fluffy-Teh-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that was very beautiful.. its sad too.. -cries in corner- Emotions everywhere
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much. It was meant to be sad, yes. Don't cry! It wasn't meant to hurt peoples feelings </3
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Fluffy-Teh-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it relates to someone who reciently passed in my family.. everything inthat poem is true to her...
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry. I, too, have recently lost someone. A good deviantART friend of mine...
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Fluffy-Teh-Wolf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rovdjuur im going to guess?
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes
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FionnaEatsCake Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can relate to so many this is greatOhmyglob Ohmyglob Ohmyglob C: 
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :rose:
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fly7angel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
kaomoji set 2 60/67  ohhhhmygosh!!  this poetry! sad yet so beautiful! - great work by the way! Neko Emoji-18 (Cheer) [V1] 
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you ;v;
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kidapotato Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty words!
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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RandomHyenaLOL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A very beautiful nd intersting poem, would be nice hearing it as a song :)
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:iconcassmutt:
CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :rose:
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RandomHyenaLOL Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome :)
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Mlad Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a nice simple poem.  I like the message quite a bit.  There is nothing wrong with simplicity, mind you: "Brevity is the soul of wit".   Also, I fully accept your usage of "she" but guys feel like this sometimes too :P .  Consider abstracting your pronouns even more, although this would certainly ruin some of the metaphors.  I suppose using the word "one" doesn't really roll off the tongue.  Kudos on perceiving a lot of attitudes that even (presumably) older people have. Remember to trust your own perceptiveness and implicit advice.
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I was originally going to make this poem about myself, which is why it said she, but I ended up changing it. It's why I kept the pronouns!

Thank you so very much for this critique :rose:
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Aqureshi1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
....oh my.....a beautiful poem Senpai.......honoring someone with a poem is very noble........my condolences Senpai....
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you, young Grasshopper :heart:
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Aqureshi1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
You're welcome Senpai! :) (Smile) 
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SHINeeLover009 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful... And somehow it reminds me of me a bit... 




And just by the way.. I don't know who Cat is but still, my condolences. Losing someone important is hard...
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much :rose:

:rose:RIP Cat Lanen:rose:
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nightstrikers Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful <3
Cat?
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CassMutt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you <3

And yah, my friend who took her life two days ago due to cyber-bullying.
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