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If you think death can't be beaten, you're not trying hard enough,

If you think nothing is eternal, then you've never felt true love.

If you want me to help you, and I tell you to help yourself,

You would think me rude, but some things I just can't tell you myself.

 

You live and you learn, and you have to live these things,

Empiricism is the only way to know how a nightingale sings.

You must know it for yourself, some things cannot be taught,

When you learn, you must adapt and change what you once thought.

 

My friend, it is not that I want to keep the knowledge to myself,

It is that I cannot tell you, for some things you must learn yourself.

I cannot tell you what beauty is, for it is everchanging for all of us,

I cannot tell you what is bad or good, for the knowledge is within us.

 

If I could tell you, I gladly would, if I could put these concepts into words,

But I cannot, so you must live and learn, no matter how much it hurts.

So now it is time, go forth and revolutionise what you know,

Because there are things that can't be taught, no matter where you go.

 

 

Just a little thing from your friend Reaper :) Enjoy.
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DRAGONlolidk123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I like it. It almost has a song type quality to it in some parts (at least I think so). I kind of liked this line: "I cannot tell you what beauty is, for it is everchanging for all of us." I think I liked it because I jus got out off my Philosophy class where we were discussing what things like beauty were and if they were real.
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aalie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it!
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Vivigirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
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UnleashHiddenMonster Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Writer
Once again I am impressed. I might have to start taking notes from you if I want to be an eighth as great as you are.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
hey good job with this one... very compelling... do you mind reading some of mine.... here's a sample.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I read it and discovered I should've minded.
Get some structure, make them longer, correct spellings.
And if all else fails, then get some talent.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
sure i go off a little loose on some but others are concrete. And short isn't bad... if you have some kick to what your saying it's best not to drag it out... you fail to appreciate other styles and grasp hidden logic with the shorter ones. i'm dissapointed your so snooty, your probably in school for this shit so hold your self up high and shit...
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I looked at your five most recent ones, none were worth reading to my mind at least.
This is my opinion, of course, but you did ask me to give it.
I also don't take kindly to self-promotion on my work unless it's by a friend, an avid watcher, or someone REALLY GOOD.
You fit into none of those categories.
I grasp the hidden logic, some of my stuff, not much, is short and sweet.
There just is none in your work.
And actually, no, I'm an archaeology student.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
ok i'm not mad but i would like to talk about my root to fruit poem.... you find no real talent or worth to that compilation of words.... to me it's my favorite and most meaningful peace... tell me i'm not delusional.
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
It's quite good that one, I'd missed it.
But the rest are tasteless and awful. Redo or delete them.
Like some of mine were forced, whereas some are like this, I don't usually upload forced ones, because there's no point. It's not good, so I don't want to show it off.
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ALLsoLiT Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Writer
i appreciate you checkin it out and all but i still would have to disagree with tasteless and awful. I find them experimental and daring, there fore raw. It's all i got too. so... you know. i'm gonna work with it for now... recently i havn't been inspired with good vision of what i want to right about. my lattest is mere rambles changing topic every other few segments. so any ways i thought i might compliment you on your visions of poem concept. good meditation wanker
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Even one of your watchers thought the one that was relatively good in comparison to the others, needed continuation.
The rest, aren't worth it. Trust me on this.
Wait a while, then pick up a pen when you can't stand it any longer.
Then you'll be able to write all you do as your first.
Otherwise, most of it'll be awful like those four.
Trust me, I know what I'm on about, I've been doing it for a couple years now, you've just started.
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Lunesra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Beautiful in its simplicity and evocative emotions. Very well constructed metre. :)
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Don't know what a metre is, but I know the rest!
So, thanks Lunes :)
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Lunesra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
[link] :)
and no problem, hope things work out for you :/
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Forgotten-Reaper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
They might :shrug:
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Lunesra Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
They will :hug:
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Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Writer
Really do enjoy this, because I pretty much agree with all of it =D Standing on one's own two feet is something everybody's already doing. They just need to realize it.
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Kailani-e Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great message in a beautiful poem ^^
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suzukoyan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
your amazing reaper, i love this it's so cool :D
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BlueDarkAngelWings Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
So beautiful!
It really makes you think and is so true.
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The-K10 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Is there anyone wise enough to learn from the experience of others? I often wonder...
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Ukishi13 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you.
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WinterWolf10 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Interesting.
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empe13 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Amazing.
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Midda-the-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true. Indeed there are things everyone must realize by themselves. It's not the point to hear others explanations but to understand some things.
But on the other hand what I can know, I'm just a kid:meow:
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Kalika-Shai Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! :D
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   General Artist
That was beautiful!! ^_^
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