The band spoke not to the masses, but to those whose wrists wore slashes. Their words lacked a semblance of formality, but were meant for those with abnormality. The message was for all those whose pain was immense; it told them it was time to rise, Rise Against.
Rise Against the injustice and pain. Defend the memory of the slain. Stand for those who are helpless. Always try to be selfless. Work hard for better futures. Treat the world's wounds with sutures.
Rise Against their pseudo-perfection. With music, they gave us direction. Do not let yourself be tame. Do not give in to their game. Fight back, but not with violence, and do not live in silence.
Rise Against the corrupt regime. They are not as strong as they seem. Live only by your moral laws. Stand up, stand out, embrace your flaws. Arm-in-arm, we make a wall. Together, we can stand tall.
Rise Against the fanatic; those whose beliefs are static. They fear our success, our progress, and so it is us they oppress. In time, my suffering brothers and sisters, we rid ourselves of these emotional blisters.
The vision we seek is not a myth. I quote now, the words of Tim McIlrath: "We have a moral obligation," we do, "to leave this world a better place," brand new, "than the world that we've found." it's true.
For the Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder contest held by #Penpa. The journal of which can be found here: [link] This takes a different angle at the theme, describing how it feels to look for beauty that you may believe isn't there, and the emptiness that comes from it. Comments and criticisms welcome as always
A listing of groups here on DA devoted to literature(including fan fiction), divided by poetry and prose.
EDIT: groups devoted to song lyrics also now listed.
I aim to help groups by giving them some publicity and also to help writers find groups that can help them spread their work about; if you know of any group not on the list, please tell me. And if you are a member of any group listed here and you want me to include something about it, like 'we have regular writing contests' then just say so and I'll include them.
I am a flawed being, so it is entirely possible that I have made a mistake with any one group's listing; if you notice that I have, please tell me.
Sorry for my lack of writing lately, I hate to say I've been low on inspiration. I guess sometimes you just have to wait for inspiration to come to you, this just came from living life and observation. I hope you like it. ^_^
all i can think is campfires and the moon, you know? all i can think is the moon the moon and the wind like fingers in the trees
all i can think is i ran away this one time, all alone on the beach with the crabs and the broken zipper and the strange boy who lives in my head sometimes and the acoustic guitar and the wind in the trees like fingers
god, all i can think is i'm alone and i'm alone like white light on rocks and i'm alone like damp in lunar dust in far-off craters
and all i can think is, god, i'm something like a story for girls in scarves.