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hello, pigeon,
he says with a smile
like somehow, he already knows
she's been sad for a while.

and she just looks at him,
with her brokenhearted bambi eyes
and she hopes that he understands
because nobody understands,
not really.

pigeon, he says,
I know.
and he does.

he knows that deep in her heart,
she just isn't happy.
not today, not yesterday,
and maybe not even tomorrow.

he knows that she wants to be happy,
wants to know what it's like
to be filled with sunshine

(and he thinks maybe that's why
she loves sunflowers so very much.
because she thinks they exude sunlight,
and maybe, just maybe,
if she were bright yellow,
she could emanate happiness, too)

she breathes fluttery, feather-soft breaths
into his chest as he holds her,

and he whispers,
pigeon, I know.
I don't really know how this happened. I just sort of started writing, knowing that I wanted to use the word "pigeon" as a term of endearment.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! Just a note to let you know I've featured this piece in my 2012 showcase of 100 pieces of literature: [link] :D
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you so much! :heart:
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:love:
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I love this! Amazing work :)
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Aww, thank you! :heart:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link]

Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Kymira12 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

I have featured your wonderful piece of literature in my journal. If you would like to take a look, you can see it here [link] . If you have enough time, can you please take a look at the other featured deviants and support them too? I'm sure they will appreciate your support ^.^

I wish you have a good day and/or night!!!

P.S if you would like me to take your deviation off of my journal then please send me a Note :huggle:
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penguinflavoureddoom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thank you so much for featuring my work! I will definitely go have a look at the other pieces featured! :heart: :hug:
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Smuliee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! :)
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