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Turth, even when it stinks by doveangel8

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I saw an Angel.
No, he wasn't abnormally beautiful with gorgeous blond locks, nor did his eyes shine as bright as the Caspian sea. He didn't have wings either, nor did he wear clothing adorned in white that shined brighter than the sun itself.
He was as plain as I was, perhaps even plainer. Though blond, his hair wasn't brilliant, in fact, it was dirty and matted. He wasn't the picture of perfection either, in fact, he was the opposite.
Pale and thin, dirty and uncared for, I saw him in the alley with a needle stuck in his arm.
A dose of heroine  destroyed him, spoiled him...but I still saw an angel.
Perhaps it was the smile he gave me, when I gave him fifty cents go buy some cigarettes.
Perhaps it was the way his dull eyes looked at me, lost and distant....alone.
Perhaps it was the way they screamed, “I'm still human”.
I saw an Angel.
She stood at the corner of the street, striking a pose for all to see.
There in the Red Light District, beautiful and elaborated with make-up and jewelry, I didn't see a prostitute, nor did I see a slut.
I saw a person, just dirtied by the world, lost by society, and denied her rights.
And past the dirt and the grime, past the touches and the loveless caresses, I saw a human being.
Then I went home, and looked at my broken self.
Looked it right in the mirror.
Fat or thin.
Beautiful or ugly.
Young or Old.
Smart or Dumb.
Rich or Poor.
Girl or boy.  
I looked into the mirror, my worst enemy, and smiled.
Because, when I looked a little harder, past the “slut” and the “whore” and the “player”, the “jock”, the “bitch” the “nerd”the “atheist” the “religious”  the “emo” the “popular girl” I saw an angel.
I saw me.
Everyone is beautiful in their own way, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You're all angels, you're all worth something, no matter what you do, who you are, or anything. Just wanted to spread some happy stuff. The world has been so divided by crap, that people are losing themselves to just about anything. I've said it before, but the little things save you, so I hope i'm saving someone out there. 

My old teacher used to tell me about crazy Martyrs, and Saints who died for their faith, and who suffered for it. They were never suffering just for their religion, Christianity, they suffered so other's wouldn't have to. I think that's what being an angel is about. Taking on other's pain and recognizing  it, then taking it away and seeing the beauty inside of them. Then we take on their pain, and offer it up for them, we suffer for them, but we're happy about it. 
It's crazy and radical, and i've done it before to. 

Lately, there's been so much controversy in the world and on DA, it hurts. And what's more upsetting is that often I fed into that controversy, with literature, or art. So now, i'm trying to write better pieces, pieces that help others and myself. Enjoy ;D

Please, even if you view it, or FAV it,  tell me what you think. I really want to know how you guys feel about this. 

:iconpurpldragonwings: I hope you don't get upset, but I was thinking of your story when I wrote this, I hope it helps, even just a little bit.

And also, i've dedicated this to :iconwolfsong6:

Thanks for all the attention you've all given me. A lot of people have faved this, and I won't be able to thank you all, so here's my person thanks. Also, I encourage you to go spread joy someway or somehow. Like I said before, it is the little things that save someone from ending their lives, and a life is to precious to give away. 
Say hello to someone you've never talked to before, invite someone to your house, share some lunch with someone, pick a flower for someone_Pick a flower for yourself. Write, read, go outside, just live! And help others live as well, let them know their true worth. Tell them you love them, and love does not have to mean romance. 
We love each other as friends and as brothers and sisters, so don't be afraid to share the love. 
Forgive someone. 
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doveangel8 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.... well done.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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MoodyFaith Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
To me I think you actually hit the nail on the head, with this. It's very accurate and quite lovely to see. ;u;
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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U2Boy48 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
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lidsworth Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry! Nice icons though, and I hope you liked it!
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justcallmemike Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014   Traditional Artist
your works are unbelievable, so inspiring, i really congrats you. Its kind of rare to stumble upon one whose works truly speak and touches you . this poem along with the christian one is one of the best works  ive read in here // you are amazingly talented 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you like it!Thanks for the comment!
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W1ckedVanity Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Rlytear Jake crying plz Arcadia Ceramic Tissue Box Icon Oh dem tears of joy and relief, how some people I know do envoke them from me.  You in this narrative, remind me of a person....who is very near and dear to my soul. He has been my savior for over a year by saying things just like this and helping me love ME again. Keep doing what you do, it helps
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lidsworth Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for my comment, and I will continue trying to make "happy" works!
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