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Updated on January 12, 2014

Have you known Recognition?

Poor your life,
Into these words..

These lines 
These rhymes
(that flood my head)
That brand your mind
(and fill my time)
That kills your time

Who reads them
(who will read this)

At times i feel 
like a lyrical 
Praying on 
My left behind dreams
Just as i have so many times

(when will you wash off the makeup?)

When will i wake up?
To realize that i'm living
I don't have 
Enough faith in me
(you gave up faith 
i gave up grace)
Maybe i'm living 
Too modestly

Im always 
The one to fall
(now i'm the one
you fall on)

The rabbit hole 
And back out
On the other side
Of the solid ground
To stand
(on my two feet)
On what to feet

Crawling with 
A carpet burnt body
My mouth is sore
From speaking my mind
I'm sick of my words
Being a hobby
Its time to test
(to pass)
The test of time

I'll pat my own back
Before they try
(before you try)
To cover it 
With mud again

I'll fill in the cracks
(i'll fall in the cracks)
Of this sidewalk
That i step on

Reminding myself
Of what i have
To live for
With a pen in my hand
(with a pen in the side
of your head)
You can slam the door
I'll walk right through it
(and build another door)


© 2014 Skyler DeCristoforo


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      3 years ago

      first time commenter here. I have been renaidg your blogs, watching your videos for the past 6 months (sounds kinda stalkerish) and am really amazed at how awesome of a person you are. You would definitely be a person I would want to befriend. Break-ups are always hard regardless of where you are but even more so because of where you are. just like everyone else we all are here for you. this is your blog about your feeling and thoughts you should feel free to express yourself. I've had a bad experience with a boy too we had just moved in together and signed a year lease when things went south (he cheated) and I had to live with him for 2 months while I looked for another place to live. It was no fun seeing him with other girls. I have a feeling you'll come out of this way stronger than before. So sorry this got long but I have been wanting to comment for a while and I finally got some courage. Have fun the rest of your trip and good luck packing!

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      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I couldn't agree more with you. I also think that the people you share your writings with play a big part of the motivational aspect. I also have come to find that most of my daydreams make there way on to a page.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Best weapons for a writer - pen, paper and inspiration. Just have to find the right combination.

    • SkySlave profile imageAUTHOR

      Skyler DeCristoforo 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well said, i think every artist faces this sort of mind chatter at different points in time. Its just important to keep pushing forward. Thank you for the compliments.

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      Naomi Novella 

      4 years ago from New York, New York

      Yes, I understand this feeling all too well. Not with my writing but with my art that I do for a living. Hard when you want to be recognized for your craft and it seems as if you are in a desert. Alone picking at yourself, but what else can you do but get up again or go down that hole again because you are an artist. That is what you do and who you are. We are burnt, bruised but damn resilient or else we will be staring at an office wall somewhere wishing "if only".

      Great write Skylar, I especially love the lyrical vulture metaphor.


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