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Alive
A twisted visage of what once was
Scrambles for memories of things
That never were
Destinies left at the wayside
With the chains of birth
A suffering called ‘Alive’
Never so dirty a word as alive
Never a word so filled with duty
To look upon the eve’s end
To look upon a dawn’s rise
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Literature
Screaming
There’s a screaming in my head
It wants me dead,
It wants me dead.
I don’t understand why it’s there
In my head,
In my head.
All I know is that it wants me dead.
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Literature
Reflections
Now come we to reflections
To refracted beings
Come hurdling from the past
Now come we to echoes
Of songs unheard
Tearing ethereal
The neon glow of apathy
With all the coke-lined glitz
A disparity could ask for
An irony worn for irony's sake
A laugh hidden behind a sob
We've become our deepest tragedies
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Literature
A City View
Plush white dances soft against the toes
Cradling a fading violet
Small against the sky
Looming in the mind
The scent of ambition washing away the tears
Playing along gleaming stone
The trends of ages current
Left now in the past
A voice, a face, a place long forgotten
Faded like bruises once born
Small in the memory
Yet looming in the mind
A feeling of feelings and half-remembered lights
A sound I once knew
A modernistic refuge
With a city view
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Literature
Night Drive
A car cuts through warm night air
Born aloft by plastic glam
Teal wings soaring over concrete
Soaring into skyscraper dreams
And beneath?
Beneath spreads the color of the sea
Skipping and rippling along asphalt
A young mind
Stars for the giving
Perfume and acetone
Steel and glass
Masked by lullabies of wind
Swallowed in the roar of an engine
Basked in the glow of opulence
Of possibility
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Literature
A Whim
Awash in the light of centuries
Eons twinkling against the skin
Joined forever in reverie
But for the glory of a whim
Entwined and entertained
A wasting of eternity
For a bowstring trained
To ransom off indemnities
But how the spoils pile
Out beyond the reach of hours
Forsaken for a quiet smile
That even time cannot sour
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Literature
Out of time
Bathed in twilight
Washed in sin
Draped and howling
We've tumbled into line
and to place
With a click and a clack
We turn a wretched jigsaw
We play a joyless game
We spy a dance of kings
And Queens
But in this, our twilight
Reveling in sin
We drape ourselves in howling
To stumble
Out of time
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Literature
She Was
She was tall, towering against the light of outside.
She was dark and brooding, handsome with all the movements of a ghost.
She was purpose given definition by physicality.
She was death, gliding inexorably toward the absolute.
She was her, She was Her.
A soft-spoken whisper held aloft by cotton paper, She was Her.
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Literature
Unwelcome Autumn
Opera strains, warbling and lilted
Ending and bending back in
A distance 'twixt our Sol
A most unwelcome Autumn
It was the shattering of glass
The stem of the rose
It was the breaking of order
I watch the warmth I'd known
Fade into the spaces you once were
Seeing only the shapes you'd left
And the words in between
Now comes a supple wind, a melancholy
A malady, a dying
Easing away the love I'd learned
From you
It was a sunrise, a summer's kiss
It was an ending of nothing
It was the beginning of something
And I'll miss your eyes
Your breath
You
But here is when I smile
Here is now, on the cusp of this
Here is where I greet you
Waiting
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Literature
Self
Four hundred paces behind opioid panes
Having fallen well into the lockstep
Of wanting and needing
Of sleeping and bleeding
Of knowing
An enforcement of joyous occasion
A gentle hand upon the shoulder
Pressing deep into the flesh
Like compassion wringing a smile
But that distance has crept away
Consumed for its rigidity
Its sense of purpose
Its thoughts of pride
Its flowing pleasantries
A discovery of wanting and seeing
An inkling of sleeping and weeping
A thought of here
Now the smudging seems to mar perception
Prizing free the errant thought
Of wonder
Of self
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Literature
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Sparkling shards of midnight
Spread across fractured reality
There would be no proof of existence
In its destruction
An end of all, as if it had never been
Not so much a lack of substance but concept
Not only nothing, but no things
A silence without silence
For there could be no sound
A crack across the sky
A tear through time
Frozen not from the cold
But roasted slow
We stand forever
A monument to equality
To forgetfulness
To a story lacking pages
Until we simply aren't
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Literature
Cocoon
Wrap me now in wire
O luminous cocoon
That I might dream
And find razor wings
Bathe me now in silicone
O sensuous shell
That I might see
And know another self
Dress me now in memory
O glorious life
That I might fly
And learn a new world
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Literature
Stolen Certainty
I remember conversations that I've never had with people who have never been
A freeze-frame of contrails and kaleidoscopes mingling into reactionary bliss
Because it isn't for the paperboys and criers to know
But I've spied out beyond this little skybox
I've heard what's out there, what sort of things might be
If only I could step past the skyscrapers and streets
Because I've met those I once sinned against
As well as those I've idolized
And I can say with a stolen sense of certainty
That those that told me spoke so very true
And now I'm drowning in oxygen
Waiting for the next downpour
Do not search for those that have inspired you
Do not remove them from their lofty perch
Because when that plinth grows cold and empty
You'll find that nothing can mend the wound
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Literature
Unfiltered Thoughts 2
I've lost all feeling
Each day a plodding thing
No inspiration here
Not a challenge to be met
A wasted mess of potential
Melted away into the simple
With nothing at stake
I long for tragedies of old
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Literature
Sunset
Like cotton between your toes
And the way a fresh towel feels
All wrapped in crepe paper
Crinkling through a fire
Or perhaps the taste of taffy
All stretched in your mouth
That was already stuffed full
Of candied strings
A wash of heat against the eyes
Like blood pumping through the sky
And draining out into the night
Like the beat of your heart against hers
A beautiful death of things
But only in a dream
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Literature
Mice
Oh you tiny things
Little creeping mice
Skirting edges of melancholy
Such an enticing dance
A world of smoke and pain
Of skin stretched across bone
Show me your whimsy
Remind me of things I'd forgotten
Place the crushing weight where it belongs
So that my shoulders take their customary slump
And my head comes away from the clouds
A collection of pebbles
All scattered with broken glass
And scents of humanity
So sing me in your rasping voice
Tarnished and fading into coughs
And show me the tracks you once walked
So I might remember home
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A twisted visage of what once was
Scrambles for memories of things
That never were

Destinies left at the wayside
With the chains of birth
A suffering called ‘Alive’

Never so dirty a word as alive
Never a word so filled with duty
To look upon the eve’s end
To look upon a dawn’s rise
There’s a screaming in my head
It wants me dead,
It wants me dead.

I don’t understand why it’s there
In my head,
In my head.

All I know is that it wants me dead.
Now come we to reflections
To refracted beings
Come hurdling from the past

Now come we to echoes
Of songs unheard
Tearing ethereal

The neon glow of apathy
With all the coke-lined glitz
A disparity could ask for

An irony worn for irony's sake
A laugh hidden behind a sob
We've become our deepest tragedies
Plush white dances soft against the toes
Cradling a fading violet
Small against the sky
Looming in the mind

The scent of ambition washing away the tears
Playing along gleaming stone
The trends of ages current
Left now in the past

A voice, a face, a place long forgotten
Faded like bruises once born
Small in the memory
Yet looming in the mind

A feeling of feelings and half-remembered lights
A sound I once knew
A modernistic refuge
With a city view
A car cuts through warm night air
Born aloft by plastic glam
Teal wings soaring over concrete
Soaring into skyscraper dreams
And beneath?
Beneath spreads the color of the sea
Skipping and rippling along asphalt
A young mind
Stars for the giving
Perfume and acetone
Steel and glass
Masked by lullabies of wind
Swallowed in the roar of an engine
Basked in the glow of opulence
Of possibility
At least of sorts.
Ideas for Palace have occurred, the entire current prologue is out the window.
Will try to write more regularly now that my brain seems to have stabilized a bit.

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Dilly-chan Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist
Hey Dave! It's Carol. Hit me up when you get a chance, okay?
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Tonsha Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, what's up friendo?
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AaliyahNavras Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! 
I just launched my FB Page with new artworks, take a look if you want or just keep having an amazing day! 
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ShandyZan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch :-)
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Little-Tin-Wings Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch!
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KJHartnett Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thnaks for the llama mate :)
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crysanthemum963 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Hi there, I wanted to stop by to thank you
for the devwatch.
But also, the entry above...wow...is all I can muster.
Thank you again.
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Wow, thank you very much for the Watch! Hope you enjoy my gallery!
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JAStar4 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you for the llama <3
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TannaCat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
T-T-Thank you so much for the watch! ^^ I greatly appreciate it!
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