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I was talking with my sister about the reason voting is important.
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:iconwinterofthesoul:
WinteroftheSoul Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thank you for posting this! I usually feel like my soul needs a scrub-down every time politics comes up, but this was a lovely exception to that rule. :)
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you! :D What a nice compliment. 
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:iconwinterofthesoul:
WinteroftheSoul Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
You are very welcome! :)
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Your work is featured here  scarlettletters.deviantart.com…
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart:
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SeptemberSkies2298 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful metaphor! As someone from Carolina who falls asleep to those lovely cicadas every night this really struck a chord in me. :heart:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D I miss them very much. All quiet here in the PNW. 
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Writer
This is lovely -- and a great metaphor. Nicely done. :heart:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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DeriveAnemone Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love every line of this, especially the last one. :heart:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
:la:

After tumblr being inundated with metaphor jokes its nice to see a proper serious metaphor again. Cicadas are swell little bugs. I'd like to visit the Carolinas again one day, I went there when I was a kid for my cousin's wedding and a vacation...it was pretty cool from what I remember.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I miss NC like a married finger misses its ring. 
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Oh, wow. I really hope you get back there soon! :hug:
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:iconalapip:
alapip Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
yes.  let's make thunder this November!
[progressive thunder]
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Here's hoping. :fingerscrossed:
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
Ah, sweet Carolina

This is incredibly beautiful, bordering on the sociopolitical category too, which its always nice for me to see more politically driven work. I feel like we have a shortage of that of late.

That first line really drew me in on a personal level, as well. There's something about the word of their home that has a power over Carolinians, it's strange. Lovely poem though, glad I gave it a read.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am going to retire there one day. Some place near the outer banks. :) There's no place quite like it in the rest of the country.

I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, and appreciate the political comment behind it.
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's no place quite like it in the rest of the country. <- Important words, those. When applied to any place in any country, whether it's the same place or even the same country you were born in, it means you know where home is now.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like this comment. I rather wish we had a way to collect comments now. :) 
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beautyinreview Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GENIUS metaphor. And I love the image of cicadas standing together, a little army.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks very much! :D
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leyghan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful. That last line makes quite an impact.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thank you.
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kamcalste Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I also agree that the metaphor is amazing! :) Really impactful and elegant. Awesome work!
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :D
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I had to pause for a moment to recover myself when I reached the end of this.

that's all I can say, I hope that it makes sense.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! :heart:
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student General Artist
You are very welcome.
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
good!
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. And definitely why I always, always vote.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:highfive: Good on you!
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BatmanWithBunnyEars Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013   General Artist
Great comparison! This should be a poster.
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cicadas are not pretty enough to be on posters. xD
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TristanCody Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Writer
:iconslowclapplz:

I am a politic, in a sense, and I full-heartedly agree with you here. :clap:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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:iconflummo:
flummo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Writer
A lot of people just don't get that every. Single. Vote. Counts. (lovely metaphor by the way :heart:)
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No, they don't. :(

(Thank you!)
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Writer
Beautiful metaphor. :nod:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :)
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
perfect :heart:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:smooch: Thank you!
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VFreie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
This has to be the most hopeful political metaphor I've heard in a while.
Favourite part of it: the way a creature smaller than my hand can stand/ with its brethren and shake my arrogance. Because shaken arrogance is good.
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I quite agree! :)
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:iconcarmalain7:
Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I thought wisdom is only supposed to come with age; why do you gotta keep on destroying my pre-concieved notions on the inner workings of the universe?
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Who says I don't have age? :P
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Carmalain7 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
This guy. :iconyoplz:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
he is clearly too young to know better. :iconshakecaneplz:
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