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January 22, 2013
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Sometimes, I feel so very sorry for
the letters that I write.
Born onto a blank page and
trapped there all their lives.
No new sites to see, no unfamiliar faces to meet;
standing in a lonely row
just to express my thoughts as words,
and yet, completely unable to express their own.
They lie paralyzed in their birthplace
lacking the ability to grow and learn.
Immovable to change for the rest of their lives.
And sometimes, I wonder to myself,
why I choose to be the same.
Above all things in life, be thankful you are human. For no other creature on earth possess the gift of self-denial.

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Ricardo-Orozco Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
dammmmmmmmmmmmmmm this was just a masterpiece. I'm a little jealous but thats normal with the talent you have.
HoldTheNoise Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, you're definitely too kind, but thank you for the words!! I definitely need it considering the writer's block I'm currently in :thanks:
imaginative-lioness Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I featured this in my journal: [link]
HoldTheNoise Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honored (: Thank you~!!
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here [link]
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HoldTheNoise Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! thank you so much!! I'm honored (:
Selimeia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe it or not and remember me or not: I'm alive :D
And, once again, I'm quite impressed by how simple you can inflict such enormous effects. This time, though, I have a bit of critique as well :)

trapped there all their lives.
This plural of "life" seems weird to me her. I don't know how to actually do it, though, maybe stuff like "their entire life"? The way you put it, it sopunds like each letter has more than one life, which surely wasn't your intention ;)

no unfamiliar faces to meet;
I'm usually a friend of this kind of pictures, but meeting a face seems a little too much to me...

Immovable to change for the rest of their lives.
I'm not sure, but to me this sounds like they are immovable, but have to change for the rest of their life. Maybe I got that wrong, but this honestly doesn't sound like what you wanted to say to me.

Altogether, this is - once again - an amazing piece. Simple, yet deep. It has a certain flow all by itself, and a lot of thoughts behind such a few short sentences. Definitely impressed (again). Keep up the good work, there's little dA literature where I have so little to complain about. :)
HoldTheNoise Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well for the first critique, "lives" is grammatically correct because I'm discussing multiple lives. Each letter has one life obviously, but there are multiple letters. If I were talking about a singular noun, "life" would be correct, but here, I had to use the plural.

And by "immovable to change" it basically means what it says. Change cannot move them.

But thank you so much for the words of wisdom!! I always love hearing from you :D
ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
amazing :iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz:
HoldTheNoise Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!!:iconbowplz:
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