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Daily Lit Deviations for November 20th, 2012

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Featured by: SilverInkblot
intersectionMy father's hair is gray now.
I'm not sure if it was the elevator
or that realization that caused
the lurch in my belly.
There's a little plastic container
on the bathroom counter, housing
blue, yellow, beige pills, designed
to slow the body's inevitable breakdown.
There are lines around my father's eyes now -
I feel his loneliness echoed in my chest,
in the mirror as I prepare for bed.
A blurry, half-remembered moment,
smudged with time, of sitting on his strong
shoulders, laughing in the sun,
so sure that he would always be able
to hold me up to touch the sky.
We live this half-baked life now,
circling each other, moments intersecting,
brief, our real lives hours away, with our
other families, and his silver hair,
little pills, sad eyes make me terrified
that we missed our chance, started
too late, and I will never be
daddy's little girl again.

intersection by beautyinreview

A beautiful, melancholy portrait of
age and its effect on families.

Featured by: SilverInkblot
wrists that roarmama says
pull down your sleeves
they'll see, they'll see

but no-one's even looking
i say mama
tigers are proud and strong
and tigers show their stripes
so today i'm a tiger

and who says
i can't be a tiger
when razors made me fierce
and secrets kept me lonely
who says
i can't tiger-roar
when everything unsaid
ripped my throat raw
i made my stripes
with tiger-claws and tiger-teeth
so damned if i'm not a tiger
and damned if i won't roar
mama, i'm a tiger
mama, hear me roar

wrists that roar by anniba

I think the title really says it all,
but have a read anyway. Self-harm and tigers
have more in common than you might think.

Suggested by AzizrianDaoXrak
Featured by: LadyofGaerdon

Williwaws and Halny by tonepainter

This piece is absolutely breathtaking
from the title onward. The interplay
of sounds (whether as rhymes or
alliteration) is just delicious. The flow
is sweeping - a bit like a forest fire.


Featured by: SilverInkblot
How one Dead Views the LivingMy life had always been painted in sombre greys. In death, how it blossoms!
When the rains come, the watery drops fall like tears of ink: echoing and dancing across sparkling sapphire puddles. The sun, a golden mystic orb, shedding its beauty on all it touches.
I see rustic weather-beaten cragged faces of the old, set with eyes of faded blue. I behold bright smiles and blushes upon the fat cheeks of the young. My ears prickle with the twirling thousand-noted song of birds. The beauty of all these things I never observed in life, now bursts upon my ripened senses - in death.
In a trance I view this new-found paradise. Life, I have come to realise, is most beautiful to the spectator. The spectator has no need for understanding or judgement.
I look upon a derelict dilapidated street, filthy with squalor. I cast my eyes over the crumbling paintwork of rotting window frames, housing broken panes. Here and there sickly weeds break through mouldering masonry.
Oh what a picture, what a spectac

How one Dead, Views the Living by Somnolent-Droid

Life from a spectators point of view. The
narrator has a fantastic and enthusiastic
voice that juxtaposes against the subject beautifully.

Featured by xlntwtch
Changing Sands"May I sit here?"
Alex looked up, the breeze catching her red hair, blowing it back. "The beach is big, I'm sure if you looked hard enough, you could find some other place to sit," she said, her eyes returning to the orange-tinted waters as her fingers dug into the still warm sand.
"I know," the man replied, dropping his surfboard and himself onto the sand beside her. "You're always here. I dunno, but you always look lonely.
Alex frowned. "So, you're my white knight here to rescue me?"
"I just wanted to see what kind of girl would come to the beach and not even swim."
"The kind that doesn't own a swimsuit." She turned her head just in time to see a wide smirk spread across the surfer's face.
"Ah, but clothing isn't exactly required. I'd be more than happy to join you if you decide to take a dip," he offered. He didn't seem to notice the way her green eyes narrowed.
"You know, as sweet as that is, I think I'll pass."
The man picked up a seashell, examining it as if it was something that

Changing Sands by TheBloodyEpicPumpkin

This fine flash fiction shows how a
stranger can make a life-changing difference,
if one listens and really hears what's said.
It displays a good case for possible hope.

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Daily Literature Deviations is a group that is dedicated to bringing literature to the forefront of the deviantART community. We attempt to accomplish this by daily featuring Literature artists from around the community that deserve the recognition, but are not getting it.

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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Wow, many thanks for the feature! I'm really glad I found this group because I think it's such a great thing you do, featuring five artists every day. I completely agree that it would be amazing if DA's literature attracted a bit more attention.

Anyway many thanks again! I shall be off to have an enjoyable read of the other pieces featured here :)

doughboycafe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Writer
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