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i will never regret running into the freeway.

if i am gasping for air, pressing my palms against my chest, holding myself together, you will never find me wishing i hadn't done it. if i am sticking my fingers in my sides to staunch the bleeding, limping down gravel roads, barefoot and wild-eyed, you will only see me grimace and smile. tell you it was a hell of a ride. tell you when that car collided with my kneecaps, i tasted heaven in the wind yanked from my lungs.

and you won't ever find me lamenting jumping into the fire.

if i am smoldering and smoking, licking charcoal-lips and spitting out ash, you will never once hear me whispering it would have been better if i hadn't. if i am beating out my own flames, stitching my own sides up, holding my own hand, you will only watch me grit my teeth and laugh. tell you that it was like having my bones dance. tell you that when the fire licked around my torso, i knew what it meant to be alive.

because i know, someday i'm going to find someone who'll be there to help me bandage the wounds. someday, i'm going to find someone who will kiss my cheek and press the corner of my lips up with his thumbs. someone who'll run fingertips over each individual scar and burn and broken bone and know that those are the fragmented roads i took to get to him. who will hold my heart and call it brave, call it reckless, call it precious.

but until i find him, i will continue to race down the freeway, beating on the sides of cars with an open palm and teasing a little more speed out of splintered feet. until i find that someone, i will throw back my head and leap into the middle of the sun. i will burn myself alive, burn away my fears and swallow the word fearless to let it slip into my bloodstream.

until i find him: i will live, i will love, i will be heedlessly wild.
i'll be foolish, i'll be thoughtless, but i'll know where my pulse is.
and i'll know what it means to risk it all.
{"we call them weak who are unable to resist
the slightest chance love might exist
and for that forsake it all
they're so hell-bent on giving, walking a wire
convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire"
--garth brooks

full title: it's not enough to not give it all
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:iconredmonster22:
redmonster22 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
*speechless* Oh. My. Jesus.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you! :]
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redmonster22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
It's my pleasure.
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arabesque-o Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student Photographer
i can't help but tell you how amazing this is<33
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Carbonayleen Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
i love it, it describes so many feelings I have and can't explain with words :3
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
i am so glad! thank you!
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ForeverPoet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
absolutely beautiful.
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elisabetrouge Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That was gorgeous and every word was pure poetry. Well done.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you so much!
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elisabetrouge Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! ^^
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daydream-vs-arronax Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Great piece! I didn't like the explicit descriptions so much, but toward the end it got better and better.
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Evairy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
this piece of prose is the best metaphor for falling in love that i've ever read!
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Friwl Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Student
<3333 Amazing.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you!
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arriatta Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I think this is one of the greatest things ive ever read!:D
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
oh, thank you! :]
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Unspokenvoice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Photographer
you gave me an idea. ill show you soon...:invisible:
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
i can't wait!
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Polkadotkitty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
... So beautiful
:worship:
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Linkaviche Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
ahhh, much better!
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
:heart:!!
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peridot-magelette Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
this is.... disturbingly.... heartbrokenly.... beautiful.
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thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
thank you soso much.
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Linkaviche Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
wow, I just read this again, unbelievalbe.
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thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
asjklda, thank youuu.
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Blal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I find it hard to believe that so much beauty nestled itself into one girls soul. I almost feel creepy complimenting you so much, but I can't help it, I go through galleries one row at a time and comment what reaches out to me, and everything you write is just so energetic and wonderful and at peace with the world. If only the world had your mentality... though traffic would always be terrible, I mean really, those freeways would be so accident prone, i swear hahaha.

It reminds me of a game I (and probably many other people) made up called truck tag. I have yet to find someone to play with xD
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thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
haha please don't feel creepy. i just wish i could tell you how much it means to me. it's so humbling to know that you enjoy my writing.

and life would be fantastic regardless of the terrible traffic. truck tag sounds like a lot of fun. consider me in :]
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Blal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Heheh, you don't know the rules yet x3! It's mainly a roadtrip game for 2 cars, preferably at least 2 people per car. The idea is that the drivers drive up next to trucks on the freeway and they or the passenger reaches out and tags the trailer. It's meant to be played over the course of an entire day.

Is much less boring than the license plate game :D
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thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
haha i don't need to know the rules to know it sounds fuuuun :heart: and i was right because that sounds like a lot of fun
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Blal Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Hehehe, yeahhhh, I have too much fun driving. Of course, traffic cops hate me >_<;. In my rather short driving career I've been pulled over more than 40 times and gotten 22 tickets for my trouble, but I still have my license, so if you ever need advice on what to do in traffic court... xD
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thefireflyliberation Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
haha i got pulled over once. and i batted my eyelashes and played the dumb blonde card and got off without a ticket :] but if that doesn't work in the future, i'll be sure to come to you.
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Blal Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Hehe, I usually get busted for speeding. I act overly cheerful and friendly, and suddenly "speeding - 52 in a 35 zone" becomes "cracked windshield". I swear, I have like 9 of those. I keep a pile of tickets in my car so I can act out Oliver Twist if I'm feeling especially gutsy, but I only had the nerve to actually do it once xD

"Please suh, can I have some mohe..?" He gave me such a great look xD ...then added to the pile >_>;
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Horsewild111 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
<3 Intensely fabulous.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
thank you!
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emotionsunrest Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
you seemed to have locked your notes .. i'd come and check your notes evry single day but ever since you locked it .. it wasnot possible. so i made an account to read em . I totally love em.. and im sure ur bored of praises.. !!

ps : this totally reminds me of my flashback or something like that .. <3 very relating!
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
ah yeah, i made my writing only available to people with deviantart accounts. i know i had people following me who didn't make accounts but it helps me cut back on the theft of my work :heart: i'm so sorry it caused you trouble, love.

and thank you so much, i'm glad you enjoyed it
:]
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emotionsunrest Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
i totally loved it :)
Your amazing !!
I really wonder how you manage to think so differentlyy and yet put it all so amazingly in words!
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twixareyummy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
ah what a beautiful feeling it is to be reckless and free. and its so true that it's not enough to not give it all but sometimes its just so hard. but this gives me hope, to confirm that i know it'll be worth it. whatever the outcome. now i just have to get out onto the freeway and run..

wonderful :heart:
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
i hope you do [maybe not ON the freeway because i like your comments too much :P] but you know what i mean
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twixareyummy Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
i hope so to. but of course safety first, sensible footwear and plenty of water all the way :P and hopefully i'll come out of it all alive and kicking or at the very least a little bit stronger then when i started
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IndigoSkyes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe he'll find you. :)
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
maybe :]
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horse-blessed Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009   Writer
You're extremely talented. This had me gripping the edges of my seat!
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
that means a lot to me :] thank you
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shikafreekv Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
It's always great when you get to read something you can feel. I don't just mean something you can fall in love with, as every one of you pieces are, but something with such description it's almost as if it takes you to another world where you can see and almost be a part of what's happening.

Excellent as always.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
i just want to soak that comment in for a while.
it completely made me smile, so thank you.
:heart:
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shikafreekv Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
My pleasure :D I always smile when you respond :D
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Woman-7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
*jaw drops* this is so beautifully written. Its a perfect expression of what ive been trying to identify with for a long time.
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:iconthefireflyliberation:
:heart::heart: thank you so much
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