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You grappled dragons and slayed gorgons;
you drifted on seas of sirens
to state your name.

Dominions were built with the strength of
mountains,
but moss-covered
limestone
crumbled at your fingertips.

Why is it you never expected
more than muscles to grow weary?

Fretting over fights;
jetties at night
full of skeletons piled high.

Hush the crowd with one word,
always unheard,
they continue to love you.

In your dreams, you wished for recompense.
Their defense: you deserved none.

Nightmares are now escapes from reality-
a quiet confidentiality-
not the other way around.

So wear that badge of courage,
badgered by the current
of the overflowing river of fame.


This is what you wanted.
OKAY, so a huge description edit is in order.
So, I logged onto DA this morning, just like I usually do, and I was like, "La la la~, checkin' DA~ I have 100+ messages~ ... :iconpetrifiedplz:" <-- Actual reaction.

A huge, huge thank-you to SavageFrog for suggesting this (I'm a big fan of the things you've suggested in the past, and I actually remember your username from when you checked me out a while back!) and GrimFace242 for featuring (also a big fan of the works you've featured, as well as your own works, and Ialwayslovelookingatyourprofile, /cough)

To everyone who faved, watched, commented, and featured me in a group, you guys are beautiful. :rose: It really means a lot that I can write something that other people like and feel something for. It's a pretty powerful thing, and I can't hank you all enough for that.

I humbly thank you!

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Given 2014-02-23
Hercules by Rosella-of-Daventry ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by inknalcohol )
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TheRealMadHattress Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Ooh searing. I felt that bite. I felt the lingering, sharp burn that it all ended on. Best part is the end. ^.^


Fascinating, Rosella. xx
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, my friend. :heart: :tighthug:
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:iconjennystokes:
jennystokes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
:clap:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush:
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gimgams Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
My absolute favourite part of this is
"Why is it you never expected
more than muscles to grow weary?"
Just....whoa, yes.
Gives me the chills c:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwwww, thank you so, so much for that. p ____p :rose: :heart: I'm so happy you can feel something from this!
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The edit didn't notify me (mentions are so special~ XD)

I'm glad you're happy about the DD; it's very well written with excellent imagery of a story that most would be familiar with. :la:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbrohugplz:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
eep! XD
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:iconalphabet55:
alphabet55 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondesiremeplz:
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:iconjust-a-nomad:
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wherever there was trouble, there was Hercules!
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YESSS! I loved that show. XD
Thanks for taking the time to comment!
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:iconchmpr:
chmpr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
CON GRATU FRIGGIN LATIONS BIG SISTER
OMFG
SO PROUD
I AM A PROUD SISTER
ILY SOS MCGHC
PSDUIFHOLW:U*RY OS
:icondoge3plz::icondoge4plz:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU, LITTLE SISTER. ILU 2

/kisses your doge nose <33
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:iconchmpr:
chmpr Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
:icondogeyplz: tht is so adorable
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:iconlordofarabia:
lordofarabia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet :)
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so. :heart: Thanks!
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:iconlordofarabia:
lordofarabia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!!!!
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:iconsorceress555:
Sorceress555 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this!  So profound, such a unique interpretation of Hercules' story.  Grats on the DD, you more than deserved it! <3
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW, thank you for saying that! T __T I really appreciate you taking the time to comment, thanks a lot. :heart:
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:iconpseudonymlizziedelov:
I like this.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, awesome. XD Thank you! :rose:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! :heart: I'm actually a silent fan of your works, haha. :iconlovelyemoteplz:
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome! :hug:

And thank you! :blush:
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:iconferaligatr66:
Feraligatr66 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Wow, I love Hercules! Greatly written poem :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch, seriously. :heart:
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:iconferaligatr66:
Feraligatr66 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
You're welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, lovely! :rose: You, too!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconleukippos:
Leukippos Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks. :iconcryforeverplz: :rose:
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
well done, great written work!
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :iconiluplz:
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:iconrhynwilliams:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014   Traditional Artist
welcome!
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:icongoninja:
goninja Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
The price of being a contender, or famous?
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could be both. :)
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