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she has a heart of gold
and she, a heart of lead
and she, a heart of uranium.

and they go walking sometimes, the three of them.

gold is confident in her worth,
untarnishable
bought and sold and bought and sold
the virgin whore

and lead behind,
heart heavy in her chest
guilt from bullets
and pride from pipes
and anxiety from irreparable brain damage

and somewhere off to the side treads uranium,
tumors growing,
white skin glowing,
thin frame for a dense core.
fiction.

triads frequently show up in mythology and fairy tales. three is one of those magical literary numbers, i guess. it's a good one.

hearts of gold, too. all those noble princes.
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plumbum by ~consolecadet ( Suggested by laurotica and Featured by thorns )
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VFreie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Some powerful chemistry metaphors you've got here. Great job.
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Thanks!
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ScrambledMeg Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student
This is one of my favorites so far from you. Very descriptive and human.
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Thank you.
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LaceChrizzy Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As I just started in a new school with new methods, this has been extremely interesting piece to analyze with these methods. I have enjoyed reading this alot, thank you for writing so great!
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Glad you liked it! Thank you :>
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...congrats on the DD. :heart:
What really got me to read it, though?
The title. XD
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you!
I'm fond of words in every language, Latin included, and I use 'em to the point where I fear people won't understand me. It's good to know at least lead got through. :>
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Of course it did. I loved it ^.^
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I can envision them all.
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demongirl1369 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you!
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demongirl1369 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :)
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simply-awesome Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING vocabulary!
OMG this was so creative and unique! Great job! :D :D :D :D :D
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you! I'm quite proud of my vocabulary, so it's good to hear that someone agrees with me.
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MizukiHaruki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The cleverness, emotion, detail, and use of vocabulary. THAT'S WHAT I LOVE~! And this exact poem has it.
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Glad you like it! Thank you.
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MizukiHaruki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome~!
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LoneWintress Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't even describe this.
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You don't need to describe it. It just is. :>
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blessedarrow Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Gold is a virgin whore... I am at a loss of words. I love it.
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Wow, thank you! I hope you get your words back. . .those things are important.
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!
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srcpcsoha Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Tenshi--Hikari Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so cool!! :D grats on the DD!
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!
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starell Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Ugh, Love it! From the correct chemistry, to the way you've described them all to the connection to fairy tales! Great poem! The lines "virgin whore" and "thin frame for a dense core" are especially great and work so well together!
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you!
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Ayoskermie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Nice..
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!
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Ayoskermie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. :)

YOu know, for some reason, even though I get frustrated at those who don't use correct capitalization, poems with no capitalization always capture me.
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!

I've since started capitalizing a lot more. Not sure what happened.
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! :)

Me neither. :)
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dri-dri93 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. It has a great flow. You deserve the DD!
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks!
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MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like how this flows and the symbolism is awesome. :la:
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you!
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alapip Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
congratulations once again, Rachael!

see! :nod:
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consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thanks, Pip! <3
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I love the mix of emotion and science here, and the phrase "pride from pipes."
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you!
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I expected someone to say "Hearts of Gold, too. For all those two-headed people in orange sashes and sperm whales and petunias who whisper Oh no, not again! before they hit the ground!"

But maybe I'm just weird. XD
Grats on the DD, too! I quite liked this piece. ^^
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
No one did until you did, but I appreciate that you did because the Hitchhiker's Guide series is a pretty good one.

And thanks! :>
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:stare: You actually get the reference?! :squee: This made my day!

Not a problem at all~! :heart:
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I do, yeah! I loved those books when I was younger. :>
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! In that case, goosnargh! And Don't Panic. ;P
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:iconconsolecadet:
consolecadet Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
I bet you know where your towel is.
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:iconindigo-serenade:
Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn right I do. I'm one froody person. And so are you. XD
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