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You have been called "ugly."
You have been called "weak."
You have been called a "failure."
You have been called all of these things.
But at least you're not dead yet.

You've still got your life ahead of you.
You've still got all these years to cherish.
You've still got a lot to live for.
You might be on life support...
...but you're not dead yet.

All these years you spent in isolation.
All these years you hide away somewhere dark.
All this time you think about the odds.
But even while that appears to be the case,
You're not dead yet.

You have cancer in your whole body.
You have mesothelioma and bronchitis.
You have six days left to live.
You're running out of time.
But you're not dead yet.

Look at what all you've done with your life.
Take a look in the mirror.
Tell the whole world what you see.
Believe in the fact that there's an afterlife,
Because you're not dead yet.
This took me all of six minutes to write. Enjoy!
Doge 


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:iconjustfalllove:
JustFallLove Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
QUQ It so sweet and sad...it very great poem O//w//O
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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JustFallLove Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student General Artist
ur welcome:D
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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katsumi-pyon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reading this during my chemotherapy session made me quite emotional. ; u ;

So lately I've been down in the dumps, feeling useless, thinking there's no future for me. But of course... I'm not dead yet. 0 u 0
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. And by the way, you've got plenty of time left to make up for lost time, so as long as you maintain a positive attitude, you'll do fine.
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cornybeatles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
So amazing I couldn't have said it any better man
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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Mistercool38 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Thank you so much for writing this, I often feel useless at times, I have no talents, I often hide and crawl and cry, it's nice to find a poem I can relate to. Hug 
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Gutterfly-Da-Gangsta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Well den...

Dat's aktually really gewd, homie. I thought it would be longah... but I think it da perfect length and sayz exactly wut it needz to.

Nice werk.
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, pal. :)
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SharonStitches Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of us need this reminder. I happened to stumble across it today, when I was needing it the most I have in a long time. Thanks :)
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime. I'm glad I was able to lift your spirits up. :D
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darkbutterfly96 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
To be honest with you because of things that I have come to terms with. I may not have cancer or a time limit on my life but this speaks to me on the level of depression that I am currently battling with. Part of me during times I feel dead, even though I am not. Thank you so much because this, reading this right now, made me feel better. Thank you. :) Great poem by the way. :D
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. And thanks for sharing your story with me. :D
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Who said death is the end? Because it's not.
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly. :D
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
But what if you have run your race and lost?  And the one thing you want the most in life you can never have because it simple no longer exists. And yet the life that you currently live seems wonderfully simple and is much desired by others who wish they could live it yet it is a neverending hell to you. Every day is the same. Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. No hope of change. Ever. All hope lost. And you are so very tired and want to rest so badly. Is not sweet oblivion preferable to living all the long years you have left in misery because of the utter defeat that you have suffered? That is the question.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The way I see it, life is a hell that we must live through and overcome if we want to get to Heaven in the afterlife. Then again, I don't really think I know much about that kind of stuff. :) 
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
The scary thing is what if there is no heaven.  And all our victories and defeats through life are for naught. I have often wondered if oblivion was the answer to my misery. But I am a coward and fear death. Otherwise I would have embraced it long ago. You only get one chance in life and when it comes along you had better take it our you will live a lifetime of what ifs and regrets which is no way to live. Better to fail after taking the chance than never taking it at all. Hope is the one thing that can keep you from falling down into darkness. I have learned that only the young have hope and when they lose it they are no longer young. Hope is the secret of enternal youth and as long as you have it you will live forever. Sorry for rambling. You have my appolgies.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apology accepted.
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Thanks. I do think that hope is the key to enternal life. What about you?
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering I don't really have much hope for the future, I doubt I'll live much longer; on the flip side, since I'm just 20 years old, I should have another 65 years ahead of me should I play my cards right. 
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TheLordTaxus Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
I remember when I was twenty. It seems like it was yesterday though it was almost two decades ago. You still have a chance at happiness. So if that chance comes along take it, but remember that money and power are no substitute for love. And never loose hope. Trust me if you do the weight of the world will come crashing down on your shoulders. And it is a heavy burdone to bear.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember when I was ten I was brushing my teeth and nearly choked to death on my own toothpaste.
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Melusine-Designs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think everyone can relate to these words in some way or another. It is a moving piece.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll agree to that. :iconahoyplz:
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cursed-angelica Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tis true. Never be called a quitter, especially not when it comes to your own life.
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said.
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samxm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Clever and well-wrote ;) (Plz check out my poetry anyone)
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous and very thoughtful. People really need to think more like this. :)
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. :D
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ElectricPoodle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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finalknight0x3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn straight
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oddly enough, that describes the whole poem in a nutshell. :D
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SavlanalTheFlannel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
SIX MINUTES THATS AMAZING 
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, right? :D
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SavlanalTheFlannel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:D 
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Smaly Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lD i guess Your Talent is in poams sins this is amazing 
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TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D
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DerrilLavigne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Can i use this verse ??? pliss... i will credit you 
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:icontheskull31:
TheSkull31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but don't forget to credit me.
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BlackSheep6 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the idea, that you can't and must not give up because it's not over yet. Six days is six days, eh? It's not 0 days. It not over. Yet. I believe that's very important, to be aware of the fact, that there are still things that could be done.  ♥

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