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Never Marry An Artist

Don't marry an artist. Ever.
If your heart is not one for adventure, if your mind is confined to the restrictions of reality_Then please, I beg of you, do not marry an artist.
Your mind will be doused in vibrant liquids, your eyes will be opened to new things. You'll see your life in technicolor. Shades of gray will no longer restrain you, for your will shall be guided by that of an artist. Kiss normality away, because once you marry an artist, you will become an artist one way or another.
Their ways will rub off onto you, their adventure will fill your soul, and you will never be the same again.

Never Marry a Writer.

Because they're all the same. They bear wisdom from long ago, yet they preserve it in this age.
They'll take their life and yours, and put it in a book,
Your life will no longer be your own, but the life of all those who look.
Kiss privacy away, because secrets are no longer secrets.
They're stories you see, ammo if you may. The weapons are the words, which the artist supplies every day.
So be prepared to wear, your emotions on a sleeve. Because the ammo of a writer is unlimited, because their ammo is life itself.

So there you have it, my friends. If you're not willing to render your mind to the paintbrush, or your body to words, than an artist nor a writer is the spouse for you. They'll change you in more ways than one. Their joys will be yours, and their hardships will be yours too. When you marry one of these artist, keep in mind, you're putting your life on the line.

But, if you're willing to take an adventure through fantasy, through canvass and through words, than go on right ahead.  A marriage is commitment, a marriage is forever...so render yourself to the paintbrush, surrender yourself to the words.
For the moment you commit yourself to the artist, is the moment you become an artist yourself.
This is some crappy poem I wrote based off of one of my friends saying he'll, "Never marry an artist," for many reasons. One, he didn't want to feel upstaged, and two, it's complicated to live with them. 
I'm writing another one for musicians and actors, but i wanted to focus on these two types of art first. And yes, I know marriages don't always last forever, I just needed something good to add into the last part. Sorry for any...mistakes. 
Anyway, tell me what you think. 

And thanks for all the favs! 
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:iconzachvalkyrie:
ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Student Writer
The ball's in your court ladies.

(25 years and still waiting...)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lol, I understand the pain. 
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:iconatinyspeck:
aTinySpeck Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw. I guess this is why some artists and writers are alone. It's kind of sad really
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
true. thanks for the comment!
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xEvangelx Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Oooh I like this very much, especially the imagery you used in: 
"Kiss privacy away, because secrets are no longer secrets. 
They're stories you see, ammo if you may."
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! 
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:iconkapu-official:
Kapu-Official Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Came here cause in my oppinion its silly to marry :D
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WriterOfTheSky55 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whelp, my future spouse, whoever he is, is screwed. XD
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
same here!
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:iconshewolfzoroark:
shewolfzoroark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm an artist and a writer.
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So am I!
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:iconforeverdreamer12:
ForeverDreamer12 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing. I love it
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Waffles-Of-Gondolyn Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I like this! It's definitely true, 'cause I know any guy I'd end up with would be put through a lot of crap what with my extreme tendency to A) stay up till three pouring out my soul to a piece of paper, B) spend hours doing absolutely nothing but sitting on my bed imagining all the "what ifs," C) dancing in the rain, running barefoot in the snow, and I'm not going to scare you with any more examples. XD 

also, (just to make this comment longer, heh) I really really like how you added the "a marriage is commitment, a marriage is forever." Because society just doesn't understand that. ):
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lol! I agree
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WhispersBetteNoir Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
And also if you break up with them you'll be eviscerated in countless creative ways
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Rayen-V-Storme Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well then. Talk about well put! 
I quite thoroughly enjoyed this.
When I saw "Never marry a writer", the first thing I thought was. "Hey!!! We're not all that bad. Emotional? Maybe. Crazy? Certainly. Fun? Always!"
And then I finished what you wrote and agreed wholeheartedly.
Excellent thought here, my friend.
Also makes me wonder...if I'm in love with an artist...and I'm a writer myself...things should be....interesting....to say the least ^.~
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! 
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Argento-Dtw Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You impress me.
In a positive way. there were times, years ago when I was your age. during those times I often told myself: "How it is possible that I, a teen, bear so much more wisdom than adult people?".
Times have changed. The internet has changed, maybe?

I am happy to see a 17 year old who's as wise as you are.
Nice writing. I appreciate your control  of the elegance of your english.
It's easy to feel that your have measured your language - although english is not my mother tongue, I can
feel that.
Following your line of thought, I tell you that being able to avoid unleashing all your "ammo" at once is not something everyone is able to do.
Brava! (that is the feminine of "BRAVO!", an italian word sometimes used in british english to congratulate -or, at least, this is what I know) :)
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It always makes me happy to see someone beyond my years acknowledge my work and say such things as you've said. Wisdom is one of my favorite words, and I can feel it in the comment you typed. So thank you for looking at my piece, and thank you for appreciating it!
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Argento-Dtw Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Being beyond your years doesn't make me any special, at all.

It just makes me smile
-there is a german word about it that cannot be translated >> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sehnsuch…

We were all here or elsewhere, when I was your age and the internet was much different.
Yet, what has not changed is that, during that times, many tried to express themselves and some even managed to shine for a moment.

When you get older, a sort of division occurs between those who become real artists
and those who don't :)

The problem is that even a fake artist remains such, inside, for his whole life.
The internet with its confrontation possibilities has spread this phenomena.

Who knows what you will become. :)
But you have that "vibe" (I also liked the concept behind your piece about feminism; pure truth,
and it's beautiful, it gives hope for the future if a 17 year old girl is able to think so deeply).

So, you deserve my fav, and more.
You deserve total encouragement :)
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, this is very inspiring, and I hope I becoming something that can change the world for the better. Hopefully. 
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jazmin2hip Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I see the world so differently then other people. I suppose it's because I am a writer, and artist. I love the way I see the world and I love to let others see it the way I do.
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's good, always be proud of what/who you are!
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:iconjazmin2hip:
jazmin2hip Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you ^_^
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DoodleDayDream Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful poem, very intriguing :) there aren't many poems that catch my attention like that so kudos to you. :3
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Glad it caught  your attention, and thanks!
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

You caught my attention with the first line and held it to the last... My husband would agree with your assessment, thankfully he is one who was willing to adventure, as I am both artist and writer... (waiting to blossom into the world of literary publication)... anyway... This was good.  Your view of marriage stated in the end is as it should be.... marriage is supposed to be for a life time... going into it with any other attitude sabotages it before it starts.  It requires a commitment and a daily choice to love your spouse, for better or for worse.... to the point of constant distraction if need be ;)  This was charmingly refreshing to read... thank you for sharing.


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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad it caught your attention, and for the last line, that stands for me as well. And though I know most marriages don't last, in the future, i'd like to find myself in one that does. 
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Hiland-Rose Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter

Hang on to that.... they can.  My husband and I are going on 14 years married this year...

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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;D Thanks for that!
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:iconwhetsit-tuya:
Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
:iconmaryberrie::iconbiggrin-plz:
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I like it! I'm in a hurry to read the poem about musicians and actors!
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FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Yeah, that would be interesting! I wish to be a famous actor later and I'd like to see what poem would be about actors.
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escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Yeah, absolutely!
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, hopefully I have that one up soon. 
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escapeXyourXfate Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
I hope that too!!
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FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Non-artists with non-artists and artists with artists. I suppose that's the best solution for everyone.
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
But everyone is an artist, no matter how small. It just takes another artist to get one to notice it!
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:iconfrenchphilosopher:
FrenchPhilosopher Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Honorable opinion
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Skyrider-1 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)  That's beautiful
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks =D
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:iconingechan:
ingechan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
never marry a writer!? ... :cries:
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Only if you're not up to it ;D
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:iconingechan:
ingechan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I'm a writer myself D:
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WhirlwindTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But what if the one to marry an artist already has their mind vibrant and colorful?
Or if the one to marry a writer already knows the wisdom of words?
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Then they'll be a better artist or writer after it's all done!
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SuperPander Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I liked it.
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:iconlidsworth:
lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you did!
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:icon305chang:
305chang Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Writer

LOL....So, I guess artists and writers should marry themselves. They can feed off each other and forget about the talentless folks. they're all boring.


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