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your tongue spits out venomous fire
vitriol spews from your lips
your words are a funeral pyre
you gloat, as my shredded heart rips

I was happy in my existence
carefree, fun-loving, and true
you hounded me in your persistence
changed my reds to depressing blues

you've damaged me beyond repairing
I'm broken, abused, and forlorn
this bruised heart is way beyond caring
you crushed my spirit with your scorn

are you happy with your vanity?
are you poised to move on to success?
will you hold on, dear, to your sanity?
carry a mop to clean up your mess?


as for me, the north wind keeps blowing
my days spent in endless despair
the pain, like an ember that's glowing

tell me, oh Delilah, did you ever really care?
emotions, emotions

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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks yoko
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:iconyokoky:
YOKOKY Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
anytime welcome
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:icon19andmugsy:
19andMugsy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting :) 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks mugs
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:icon19andmugsy:
19andMugsy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
very welcome Tommy 
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:icondelice1941:
Delice1941 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
:iconclapplz: another encore
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wee hoo
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:iconheart-to-ink:
Heart-To-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes..... poor Samson
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
All the poor Samson's of the world
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:iconheart-to-ink:
Heart-To-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yup. and all the cruel Delilahs
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:iconi-am-the-cold:
I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate.....
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lol so I keep hearing
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:iconi-am-the-cold:
I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry the repetitiveness. Didn`t read the comments XD
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh no, everyone's pain is their own
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:iconi-am-the-cold:
I-Am-The-Cold Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. I just have a lot of it
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:icontwistedkitty54:
TwistedKitty54 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Moving. I can relate.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:(
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:iconalagvaile:
Alagvaile Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I can relate to thi v.v
Great poem btw!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
THANKS
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:iconzellrozen:
ZellRozen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
I love the pic you used as well. 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. He has that broken/disturbed look
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you write amazing! wow!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hope none of this applies, but it happens, right?
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
often! I feel damaged :(
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Double :(  I'd make you a hot fudge sundae if I could. :)
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:iconsmalltownsillygal:
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that sounds awesome! :) thanks for the kind thought :hug:
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty powerful
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for reading shep
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No problemo
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really know how to attract our attention and motivate us to go through the story. It's so easy to see the images unfold before our eyes due to the depth of your words. You're quite a writer my dear Tom ...
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you're sweet for saying so
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:icondianabolique:
Dianabolique Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's how I feel my dear when I see your work. Sincerely :hug:
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Suu999 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This.  This is totally my boss and the work situation.  He pretends like he cares about his workers, but he's being a faker, because he fires people at their 11th month before the end of their contract, then denies them plane ticket money, and severance pay.  So I'm still stuck in Korea.  Now if only I can get out of my house.  Too angsty...
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Suu999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to hide my post, okay?  Old employer is whining about it.  There's no free speech in SK >_<  Sorry...
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow!  true to life angst!
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:iconsuu999:
Suu999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I need to hide my post, okay?  Old employer is whining about it.  There's no free speech in SK >_<  Sorry...
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sure, though I doubt your boss spends much time on dA
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:iconsuu999:
Suu999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  Yeah, true.  Usually these spying-types look on FB.  Though ya never know >_<  I'll prolly repost my blurb later, when the dust has cleared.
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
interestingly my wife is s. korean  you can see her pic in my photog folder
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:iconsuu999:
Suu999 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool!  Found your photography folder and her picture.  What's your fave Korean food?  Mine is bibimbap.  
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Haha. Mine too. How ironic
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msimoneaux20 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ouch. That sounds painful. Nice work Tommy. :thumbsup:
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks simon
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3232WarriorFan3232 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful in it's own way :'D
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconbardofmaple:
BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
That was very powerful, I hope you don't really feel like this, but I can relate!
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yes and no   thanks for reading
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:iconbardofmaple:
BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Well maybe mine isn't that strong, but it's getting out of hand. Anyways, enjoyed reading it :)
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