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... small pieces of the I ...


... messages ... to you ...

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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


.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.


i sang

touch stones without remark tumbled
one   after      another
pathway footsteps




no clack of disapprovals shed
one   after      another

creek bed’s


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

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
"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
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
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 ...

Let me tell you a story ...

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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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.




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Mheely Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
Etimasia Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Thank you! :rose: 
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  
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
as always Amanda thank you so very much :tighthug:
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.
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.
ejohanne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :sun:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda many many thanks for all the fave ads :tighthug:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
you've killed me before ....

you've killed me before by chriseastmids
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
m-gosia Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Heart +fav Heart :) (Smile) 
SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks so much for:+fav:'s!:)
Anj3lla Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015   General Artist
...❤...Thank you for the :+fav:'s and support...❤...
SineLuce Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks for the watch:)
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
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amanda as always thank you for the fave ads :tighthug:
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for faving! :hug:
kaleecee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you so kindly for the fav, m' friend!
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Much thanks for the favorites! :D
MoGhra-Morena47 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch! :hug:

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