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How far gone
was I that I
didn't even
recognize
a tender touch,
a kind word?

So far gone,
flinching at the
slightest touch,
wincing at every
word you ever spoke;

…and you
never spoke
out of love…

Wrapped so tight
to the point
of numbness,
I couldn't feel
the pain inflicted.
My body is
still addicted
to your cold ways.

-Brian Shuffett/Kat Ward
-June 26th, 2010
This is my second collaboration with the über-talented Kat Ward. The first stanza was written by Kat, the second stanza by me, and the third was written by us both. She has also posted the piece here - [link] - and it would mean a lot to me that IF you're going to :+fav: it here, to follow the link and :+fav: it there as well!

Please refrain from indecent comments. If there is something you don't like about the piece, please say so in a decent manner. There is no need for personal insults just because you don't like someone's work.
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:iconcrimsha:
crimsha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
you two did a great job on this!!!
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:iconjimmyjaszczurka:
JimmyJaszczurka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Photographer
Feature [link]
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Again, thank you so much for the feature!
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:iconmiss-tbones:
Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a beautiful collaberation!Here's two talented minds at work! :clap:
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thank you!
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:iconmiss-tbones:
Miss-Tbones Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Soo welcome! :)
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:iconkj-illustration:
KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful collab! The imagery in this is breathtaking :heart:
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Thanks hun! :glomp:
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:iconrwolset:
RWolset Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Stunning, and thought provoking. Bits and pieces I can compare to myself that bring up memories of my past, contemplating the events gone by. Excellent piece!
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Thank you so much! Kat and I both appreciate the kind words!
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:iconpearlofgreatprice:
PearlOfGreatPrice Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:tighthug: thats how much i love this
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
:icontardglompplz: That's how much I love licking your head! ;)
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:iconpearlofgreatprice:
PearlOfGreatPrice Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
AHHHHHH!!!!!! I've been attacked!! Ninja attack! :ninjabattle:
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:iconsalemcat:
SalemCat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I can relate to this one all too well..Great work!
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you Debbie! :glomp:
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:iconsalemcat:
SalemCat Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My Pleasure Brian! :tighthug:
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:iconbr3ath31nn0ut:
Br3ath31nn0ut Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
One word, amazing.
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconbr3ath31nn0ut:
Br3ath31nn0ut Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
You are welcome. :D
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:iconchiemiangel:
chiemiangel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Brian, Kat, this poem truly resonates with the events of my recent past. It's such an amazing collaboration! Not all people can evoke such emotions in a few simple, yet carefully crafted lines! With your permissions, I would love to share it with my friends on my private blog.
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you so much! :glomp:

I'm okay with it, but I guess to be sure, follow the link to where Kat posted and ask her! ;)
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:iconfantasia-art:
Fantasia-Art Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
beautiful...:heart:
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you dear! :ahoy:
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:iconlovedestructive:
LoveDestructive Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student Writer
This very much speaks of your style.

You've learned! You're all eloquent and put a note ahead of time! Yay! Brother!
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you dearie! :ahoy:

Haha, had to do it!
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:iconlovedestructive:
LoveDestructive Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Writer
I understand.
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:icontekumeiki:
Tekumeiki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Student
its beautiful
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconladyjinx13:
ladyjinx13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Beautiful work
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you! :ahoy:
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:iconladyjinx13:
ladyjinx13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
A pleasure as always :)
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:iconmichaelortega:
MichaelOrtega Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Traditional Artist
yer gonna be the next lennon/mccartney! nice done...flows nice
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Wow, I truly appreciate the comparison!
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:iconmichaelortega:
MichaelOrtega Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
you are both very talented!
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:iconknittingknots:
knittingknots Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
as I posted on Kat's page, You two work together very well. Loved it.
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:iconebrethil:
Ebrethil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's really good.
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thanks! I appreciate it!
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:icondeadwithaheart:
DeAdWiThAhEaRt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really lovely :nod:
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you so much!
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:icondeadwithaheart:
DeAdWiThAhEaRt Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: No problem :D
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
fantastic words they made me think about lots of things :(
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you Christian!
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:iconchriseastmids:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
anytime at all Brian :D
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practicemakesperfect Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student
beautiful <3
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Thank you! :ahoy:
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:iconlostemoangel:
LostEmoAngel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing ^-^
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:iconbshuffett:
bshuffett Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thank you!

:glomp:
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:iconbomracer:
bomracer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
this poem seems strangely familiar, and very recognizable! wonderful work guys!!
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