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The Blonde The Brunette (complete) by Amanda-Graham Poems of Love by Amanda-Graham the girl desired by Amanda-Graham
Dishonor by Amanda-Graham Orchard by Amanda-Graham Life Roar Heat by Amanda-Graham
Helen Ghosts by Amanda-Graham

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.upon surrender.

Nobody sees, nobody knows by Mheely
.
... only she knows ...
.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

E.Bishop
.

i sang

.
touch stones without remark tumbled
one   after      another
pathway footsteps

      
unnoted
one

     
   after

                     another

no clack of disapprovals shed
one   after      another

creek bed’s
 
surrender

ocean’s
 
slickened

staid
.
as though i were an insult though they never spat me out
as though i were a crime they'd committed in dead of night
as though i were several different outfits now out on consignment

as though I were the dog who barked at a breaking window, who curled its weight against your child, learned every trick, fetched what was thrown, but then bit a neighbor

as though a quiet observer with smiles and handkerchiefs
as though I were a settee of undisturbed arrangements
as though I were the proper cleaning solutions

as though I were ironed unmatched bathroom terry sets


as thought I were an intensely vacant faced examination
.

and that was what i loved
and what i hated

the crazy
of us
.
i yearned to be able to enunciate in sweet
sounds

breath controlled and softly murmured

how slowly and beautifully it had ended

instead i found myself all a stutter, thrashing
each word

a roar of the bin being emptied

our content crushed
.

she sang
.

.upon surrender.

what meaning is held in our surrender
 when there are no rulers
 to wave white flags or return on shields

 none present to accept a sword
 yielding to ourselves alone

what meaning is held in your surrender
 when all of your warriors

 took to oar ages ago

 when there is no longer a city standing

   with a Spartan woman

 no army to defend her walls

what meaning is held in my surrender
 when i, beyond defeat, lay prostrate

 upon stony beaches of a foreign shore
 shrouded now in your banner

 which i stitched and wore
 coinless without passage

 never to be mourned
.

© Amanda 2015
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"Nobody sees, nobody knows" by :iconmheely: © 2015

 
... and my hands tremble now, inaccurate imprecise; my sewn hems drifting awkward, and i try to whisper your name ...

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Amanda Graham
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I became a loom ... a work of wood and oils and flesh and pain ... I became words, woven together to impart myself, an offering of memory and love ... I became a crowd of voices longing for that final color that might complete ... I am Amanda here to open, here to pound loud and set you upon a journey ...

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Farcebook™ I only use for music and posting links to my work here ... Gargle Plus is the same ... now ... TubeOfYou? lots of music that i likes mmm hmmm

TweakerCreature™ - i might answer i might not ... i never know from day to day; be patient i have things to weave - @blondeonhorse

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Interests

For the ensconced demented deviants among us!

Yes, I AM a gay American woman; and damn proud of that. I flirt shamelessly with females, males, and photos of kittens. Anyone who let’s that go to their heads (eyes.the.homophobic.female.artist) is not only stupid but arrogant.

:hump::licking:

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:iconmheely:
Mheely Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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Etimasia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Thank you! :rose: 
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the love on my pictures! I hope you're doing well and enjoying your day~!!!!Aw Thanks by funkypunk2  Smileys Kisses by LOVEMAYU  
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
as always Amanda thank you so very much :tighthug:
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revack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thanks for the +fav 's on "Spectators", "Tangled Paths", and "Guardian of Souls". I am very glad you like them.
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revack Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Are you aware this is the same revack as the twitter revack. Scot who is not Scot but descended from Scots.
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ejohanne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :sun:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda many many thanks for all the fave ads :tighthug:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you've killed me before ....

you've killed me before by chriseastmids
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lexxii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Amanda:)

invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse growing Global Super group Featuring Over 150+Galleries & 2500 Members Strong dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) **Please Join Soon** xoxolexxiiCutieShots
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Heart +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
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SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks so much for:+fav:'s!:)
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Anj3lla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   General Artist
...❤...Thank you for the :+fav:'s and support...❤...
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SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks for the watch:)
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TheDreamsOfTheAges Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank  you for the watch! :)     I admire your work so very much so it's a particularly wonderful compliment.  Hug
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda as always thank you for the fave ads :tighthug:
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Andaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
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kaleecee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you so kindly for the fav, m' friend!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Much thanks for the favorites! :D
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MoGhra-Morena47 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch! :hug:

Have a blessed day :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:iconthankuplz:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you Amanda :hug:
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AlexandrinaAna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Photographer
aww! thank you kindly! :heart:
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Aurora66 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Thank you so much for the fave and watch! :)
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda thank you so much for all the fave ads :tighthug:
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