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She's brOKen by DestinyBlue She's brOKen by DestinyBlue
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OK? Broken? Both?

Are we strong putting on a brave face or weak covering our problems?...

I saw her on the London Underground, she was crying quietly into her hand. Her vest top it read "YOLO" the new phrase, 'You Only Live Once' apparently. I noticed the top before I saw her sad. It made me think of how many slogans and things we wear that are a front, what if our t-shirt said what we really felt...
She inspired this... I handed her a tissue as I got off next stop.

If this is you; Thank You.

Update: well that went viral XD heh, mostly without my watermark on though >.>
I love people sharing my art, but please do give credit and a link back if you do! If you see this posted without credit/watrmark you can be awesome and help by commenting on it pointing people in the right direction. Thanks! :heart: 

Peace, love and words within words,
~Blue x




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cqmoran99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi blue. I really hope you read this, as well as anyone who suffers from depression. I have, and I know how hard it is. I just turned twelve, and it's so, so hard to keep going sometimes. It's gotten to the point where I cry myself to sleep. So please, just look up The butterfly project. I've self-harmed, and I regret it every day. Please don't ruin your life. And do something for me- have an amazing day. Look up "growing up" by Macklemore. Just enjoy life.
~ Cate Heart 
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VaniaMatulic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Touch my heart
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So creative! :3
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Niallrocksxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  New Deviant
I like your art. It's nice. It kind of explains how I feel.
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Walue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  New Deviant
she'll be OK:)
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luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I was on wattpad today and a book there caught my attention because they used this art for the cover. They called the book broken and the author is naenae246 I'm not sure if they found the art here or maybe someone else stole it, I'm not too sure. But I thought I'd let you know.
Great art by the way!
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luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never mind I read the description again so I told them that they should link back to this page:)
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LeDutchGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant
I'm looking at this art and realising how much it reflects in real life there are so many who say there fine when they aren't, it's really sad.
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MarcychanThegreat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Icon popo 3  I worship you~~ lmao Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 
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lexi5009 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  New Deviant
Lapis Lazuli Icon  THAT'S ME. :'(
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Maddy66547AJ Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:iconimgonnacryplz:
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Adamantiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Man, you can tell you have history learning stuff that some are not "privileged" to learn so young.
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kknkbaker Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse..."
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvTqk…

"Don't you dare look out your window darling
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IMfnA…

"So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won't shine and you don't know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak...
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)"
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeBv9r…

Angry words and honking cars
Satellites and falling stars
Distant dark blue radios that whisper down my boulevards
Ghosts and chains rattle in the attic
Broken headphones filled with static
Lonely room you’ve got nowhere to run

3, 2, 1 for all and all for 1

Times will be bad, times will be good
Things I wish I hadn’t done and some I wish I would
Cutting through the American noise
You’ve got a voice and a song to sing (and a song to sing)
Drink deep in the morning
Drink deep in the morning
See what the day will bring

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

Slamming doors and cell phone rings
Hurricane force of silent screams
Don’t know what to believe
Bend the rule just to break it
You're so tired 'cause you're gotta fake it
But you just wanna be someone

3, 2, 1 for all and all for 1

Times will be bad, times will be good
Things I wish I hadn’t done and some I wish I would
Cutting through the American noise
You’ve got a voice and a song to sing (and a song to sing)
Drink deep in the morning
Drink deep in the morning
See what the day will bring

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

No matter who you are you’ve got a voice
Why don’t you use it
Sing your own song take all the noise
And make it into music

La da da da
La da da da
La da da daaaa
La da da da
La da da da
La da da daaaaaaa

La da da da lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da you have a choice
Let love cut through the American noise
You’ve got a voice
Let love cut through the American noise
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyvMtQ…
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nicolieolieart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  LOVE this <3
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Zelda85044 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
IF TRUE EMOTION RESTED ON THE OUTSIDE
If we could see what one felt
past the plastic smiles,
we'd come to realize that this world
wasn't always what we thought it to be.

He says he's OK, but his mind says "brOKen."
She says she's "well," but truly lives in a mental hell.
They'll never tell a soul that they need help-
for everyone wants a rainbow.
Who are they to bring in the storms?

If we could see the cracks that
line a broken heart,
we'd be spending less time wondering
and more time trying to heal.

If we could see what one felt,
nothing would be the same-
but, in this world, we strive to do
what we think we should.

It's time to paint the tears,
and write of all the woes.
Though our shirts will never spell,
our fingers and minds may
create a million stories that are yet to be told.
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Musings101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015  New Deviant
Wow...this did go viral. And it's awesome. Amazing. Thank you. <3
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CountessJJ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
<3
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FluffyBunny321 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww this is so sad..
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Sozavac Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  New Deviant
Beautiful...
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zmzmzmr Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2015
bren
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fOTland Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Found this on Pinterest and the thought struck me at once.
- You can't spell "broken" without "OK"
It's a bad pun, but it felt rather emotional in the moment.

You've really captured a special and emotional moment/atmosphere with a "simple" motive. Truly impressive.

Cheers
fOT
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nonhero98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
These are so great
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WinterSnowFL Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're art is amazing. You've got such beautiful talent.
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Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Broken and alone
Not good enough
Distraught over life
The shit is too tough

Nobody gets it
When I truly need it
Just one moment
All that is needed
To release an angel
From her dark prison
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NatsuHitachiin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Artist
This breaks my heart so much.... I can see the emotion through the art
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bl00dymarry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
holy cow all you art work is amazing you have a great talent!! i'm jealous!!Freddy intensifies 
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EchoTheEmoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so clever and beautiful!! Your artwork shows a lot emotion and I love it!
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Blackfoxtailz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I saw these on pintress. It's sad, but the art work is amazing.
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VioletteTheViolent Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting story behind the picture. And interesting idea. I'm currently wearing a shirt that says: "Don't worry, it's not my blood". Somehow I like the idea to keep wearing stuff like that over "mood shirts"... one never knows when one really wants or even needs to hide one's feelings. ;D And telling from how many comments I get to wearing my T-Shirt with the Vulcan Salute hand and "Life long and prosper" on it I don't even want to know how many stupid comments about my true feelings I'd get. Whether or not I have a right to feel the way I feel, if it's justified, if it's petty, or whathaveyou. 

Great picture and inspiration! Amazingly drawn, and very meaningful. I wish the real world inspiration behind the picture well, too.
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Cookie71266 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
It's okay
I was there once.
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wingedwolves164 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  New Deviant
we are all strong but in side we are weak and we will fight the weakness in us 
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LoveThatLoki Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
This is phenomenal!
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tsukimichandesu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a really good artwork!
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chidoriuser360 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
You're broken inside. Your soul feel like tatters. You put on a front. Make people think you're ok. But you're not.

-The impression this gives me.
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argenticNocturne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
messaged and reported a few of the reposters. anyway, i love this. thank you.
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s4ndm4n2006 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very insightful.  I think to an extent we all learn to put on the "ok" face, regardless of what is going on inside.  I don't think people realize how many out there truly do feel broken inside and smile anyway.
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Xxkitty-GOES-rawrxX Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is me all the time/
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kennethliu009 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
I know that feel
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ENDERKlTTYOFRAlNBOWS Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLo there. My friend reposted it
www.deviantart.com/art/Br-ok-e…
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
truth!
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animal-delos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015   Writer
It reminds me of that quote. Of how having a mental breakdown is not a sign of weakness... it's a sign of being too strong for too long.

Or something like that... I'd have to look it up.

Your works really are inspiring.
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
We don't want to deal with our problems, that does not make us brave or weak.

It just makes us lazy. 
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
And some problems don't have a cure.
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Ms-Nightcore Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Fancy seeing you here lol Kyo's wolves and Destiny's feels are too much
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AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Yeah, I guess. :D
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Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the picture, well drawn! Such a good artist Meow :3

I tend not to tell anyone about my problems because no one cares.

That, and I wouldn't be allowed in public with what I'd wear on MY shirt, hehe... CURSE YOU!
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jemslie123 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
So, so, so true,
Cause, when people ask how you are, they want you yo say "I'm Fine."
They don't want you to say "I'm Hurting." or "I hate life right now." or "I am so, totally NOT fine."
Most people just, simply, do not want to hear about one's unhappiness, they do not particularly care about one's feelings, they do not wish to be bothered by one's irksome psychosis.
And so, we all pretend to be happy, regardless of whether we actually are right now.
We offer up this facade of being OK, when in reality, we're broken.
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MidnightVersielFlare Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's deep.. And true.
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CatPawx3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  New Deviant
It's true...
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