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(Contains: sexual themes, strong language and ideologically sensitive material)
Why do I wear a corset, you ask
Well, to protect myself!
My corset is my armour.
My maquillage is my mask,
I endeavour to explain
It's a flawless barrier
Between you and me.

My eyes, my lips, are all my weapons
I wear my hair long and curling
To hide the mark
Where the devil placed his lips
Upon my neck.

Or so you would say, I'm sure.
Isn't that why you are here
                                                   My young Father.

Do I entice you?

Am I leading you down a path
Of pleasure and evil?

You claim you're here to save my soul
And how will you do that?
Are you offering my absolution whilst

                                              You fuck me?

Will I find heaven
With you between my legs?

Let's not call it 'making love'
Let us not debase that feeling
Reserved for good Christian souls

Not a heretic
                     And his whore.

I wear a corset
To stop you touching my naked waist
Digging your fingers into my breasts
Whilst in the throes of passion.

I wear my maquillage
Because it is as though you do these things
To someone else.
Whilst in the throes of passion.

You think you make me feel.
I feel nothing.
You think you mean something.
You mean nothing.
You think we are something.
We are nothing.

But
     two
           damned
                        souls.
'does it offend you, yeah?'

i watched Black Death the other day, there was a relationship like this in it...only it seemed more consential. who knows? self-delusions a fascinating thing

sorry to anyone i did actually offend...but life isn't all butterflies and sparrows.

comments? :)
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Given 2012-10-28
Immaculate Conception by ~PrettyThings9 The suggester writes, "It's really raw and abrasive, but that's why I love it." ( Suggested by EmmyIsAZebra and Featured by thorns )
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As I read this I noticed my face moving upwards in a very dignified manner, haha. This is really very good, and there are some magnificent lines which are worded beautifully.
"My eyes, my lips, are all my weapons
I wear my hair long and curling
To hide the mark
Where the devil placed his lips
Upon my neck."
- I love this stanza. Well done & congrats on the DD!
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
hahaha dignity is paramount :P

thank you! i'm so glad you think so and like it :) thanks again!
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IyraEMM Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah you're very welcome :)
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
Emilie Autumn quotes?
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
deffo inspired by her! yes, i guess the maquillage bit is...plus it's a beautiful word :P
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like this. It is very raw, and I like it that way.

+ fave
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
thanks! yes, i was kinda hard to write, but worth it :P
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PossumFan Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome.

Yes, very worth it.
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missq1959 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
I really love this its so cool ahh to write like this would be a dream. Wonderful wonderful well done a thousand times
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
hahaha seriously, just keep working at it :P i'm sure you're great :D

thsnk youuuu!
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mrsmyrnin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is one of the best peices ive ever read, i could imagine someone less talented trying to use this theme and failing and possibly offending people. But the way you write it, you show all the emotion. Truly amazing.
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
well that's just wonderful :D thank you so much
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mrsmyrnin Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^ It's ok
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ElvenFighter007 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I do not have words for how absolutely, mind-blowingly wonderful this piece is. The feeling of disgust and hatred and spite is so perfectly shown... I am in awe of your skill....
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
i'm happy that all came through :) that's exactly what i was after! thanks :)
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ElvenFighter007 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
my pleasure
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dehumanise Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh be still my heart. That was raw and insanely awesome. I want to see the person offended by this. PURE EPICNESSSS. No wonder this got a DD.
...butterflies and sparrows you say? I'm going to use that one...
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
thank you! so glad you liked it :) hahahah feel free :)
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tthe13th Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic! XD that so disserved the DD
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
well, thank you very much :)
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Ramones-MLP Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:iconmingplz: Yeah, it certainly isn't butterflies and sparrows
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IchigoNeko1997 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
It is awesome :D
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fabulous poem. Love the rawbess, and the passion with which you shout the angry words. Some things are like this in life, so you are right, oh so right, when you say it's not all butterflies and sparrows. :)

:peace:
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
:D thank you :) i'm glad you found it so raw!
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Yes, the emotion of indignation and half-remorse comes across really well. :nod:

:peace:
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happyone52000 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!
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Larkynn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to agree with the suggester of this. The rawness and abrasiveness is what draws me it this. Wonderful job and congrats.
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
thank you! that's exactly what i was after :)
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thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Love this more than I could even begin to say ~ it's brilliant.
Which I could do that...
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
aw, i'm sure you could! :) thanks :D
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thestjohnlady1 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
It was brilliant ~ I am far too fluffy at the moment.
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IATSATH Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work - don't suppose there was any inspiration from Emilie Autumn? The maquillage as a mask rather reminds me of her "Rules for Wayward Victorian Girls". :)
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
oh definitely :P i do love a bit of EA :D thanks!
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Absinth-C-Lover Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Wow ... And then there was silence :heart: :)
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ZeldaOkami Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love it.
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Cjernest Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa...this is beautiful O.O
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Hopeyouguessedmyname Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
See? That's why you have drag queens. Because no matter how many guns you have, or how much weight you can lift, a mans soul will never escape the power of a woman's sex.

Everyone wants power. I wish I had an iron man suit, but there'd still be some boobies somewhere subconsciously directing my actions;)
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand that's why you'll never get laid.
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Hopeyouguessedmyname Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm 34. Getting laid isn't an issue. Just because I like iron man doesn't mean I cant find a warm place for my junk lol
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dgraymanlover17 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student General Artist
omg i love it!!!
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Ant-And-Rubber-Trees Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome. I really love your style and I got shivers. Great work!
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
thank you! it's great you like it :)
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Ant-And-Rubber-Trees Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :D
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BritishGangamStyle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
One the last 4 lines are AWESOME. Two This is Awesome
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
hahah well those are 2 very nice points :) thank you!
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WolfieAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really good i liked the you mean nothing part
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Berserkinferno Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed this is the reality of things.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012   General Artist
UGGGH:heart:
You're so very beautiful to me<3
Congratulations on the DD, darling lady! :huggle:
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PrettyThings9 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
aww, thank you!

and you too! :D sorry it's taken me so long to reply :/ it's so overwhelming! hhaha
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