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    Heed my words, child,
        For the world is a harsh place indeed.
            
                Hold fast to the warmth that surrounds you, 
        Lest the fear and hatred beyond our home chill your heart.
                    
      The cold fangs of winter are dull indeed compared to 
The cruelty that can befall you,
       Stronger than the blinding snow, 
            More relentless than the hungriest of wolves.  
                           
                                    You must strengthen both body and mind, 
                                If you are to survive.
            Be it a broken heart or a broken bone, neither are quick to mend,
 Know full well, first, that the medicine you imbibe is not instead poison, 
Nor the poultice the harbinger of the plague better known as self-doubt.

                   The weak may survive, aye, but are often broken in spirit,
                           If not broken wholly by the obstacles they face, 
                Then by the fears 
                     Yet untamed.

                   Never forget your way home, my dear, sweet child.
                        The world beyond our door may reject you, 
                    But there will always be love for you here.
                                               
                 Do not fear to approach me, for
                        There is naught but love in my heart for you.
                                               
  Wherever your path may take you, take care, little one.
        You aren't a babe anymore, and mercy is in short supply.

      Choose your friends wisely; Think deeply on who will be your mate.
         Those who remain true to you will seek to guide you when life is at its most troubling,
                And love you when it seems that no others do.

 Be yourself, for there are none exactly like you;
   Masks are for those who seek to hide, not for true beauty such as what you possess.
                                       
          Love may cause great pain at times, but this often passes;
            Like seeking honey from the hive, it may bring its share of stings,
                But greater sweetness abounds before, after, and in between.
           Beware the love that brings only pain, child, and sorrow in equal measure
      Such love is not for you; it never gives forth any pleasure.

You may fly far, and run fast, through lands both known and uncharted.
       Please, take heed, and may my words stick fast to your brain.
            I only wish long-lasting health and happiness for you,
                 Not as snow that melts in the spring rains.
                                                             
  My blessing you have, for all of your days, and
So will your children, too.
                                                         
             Always remember; Pray, never forget, my little child
                         Forever and anon, my baby you'll be,
      And I will always, always, always
                   
            L
              o
                v
                  e
                        you. 
                    Even as you love me.
Got inspired to write some poetry earlier...This is the end result. While it has more of a medieval flavor to it than most of my poems, so is the figure I had in mind when writing it. 
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:icontommyboywood:
tommyboywood Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is well-written poetic prose, and a heartwarming message as well
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Once again, it's inspired by another OC of mine...The content of the poem is more or less what he told her the day she left his home to live on her own.
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bigtreesmalltree Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
that s sweet
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The flow in your words really is awesome, I love how you've formatted this as well! It does have a flowery medieval flavor, but it's also very heartfelt. Nice work!
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's basically one of my characters having the "Be careful out there" kind of talk with his daughter before she moves out.
He's a chimera that can control weather, and has a fair control over spells utilizing wind, so I tried to format the poem so that it resembled a tornado, albeit loosely.
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's really sweet! The tornado look does come across well, that's a very inventive approach!
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It took almost an hour to get the look so that it would fit on the page without looking all wonky. x.e
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gabbycat17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I will forever be jealous of your writing. ;)
Beautiful job~ :heart: I agree. Very touching.
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Kamellion Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Once again, my characters kinda inspired this...;D Would you like to know which ones?
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