I watched her die
For two years
Knowing -- knowing
That it was cancer
I was told
Two years ago
She has watched me
Grow and learn
Happy to see me
A smile on her face
We tried surgery
Finally in the end
We tried no more
And let her die
In my arms.
She has been my companion
For 12 years
Just been there
She was my loving dog, who cared for me.
Lucy RIP 8/1/2013
They Killed BarbieShe sits thereThey Killed Barbie2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And plays with
Her little barbie doll
And wraps it with
She looks out the window
She dances her Barbie
Doll in a ballerina style
Enjoying its twisting
Its' head backwards
She enjoys her music
As Barbie dances
Slowly to the latest
Song from the
He sits there and
Talks to the doctors
Offering help but
None to give
The attack left her
Scarred, hurt and
The men, were never caught
Statute of limitations passed
And now years later
As he remembers her smile
While he sits at the
With a Barbie
Stuck on the bonnet
Of his car.
A Poem of PoetryPoetry is like a drawingA Poem of Poetry2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
A drawing made of words
A drawing not to be shown
But to be heard
Poetry is like the wind
For it can be soft and warm
And come in a graceful form
Or it can be swift and cold
Emanating fear and nothing bold
Words are meant
To be shared unbent
Not twisted full of lies
And should be without
Any sorrow or sighs
Poetry is beautiful
It's a song without instruments
Poetry is wonderful
A colourful collage of imagination
Poems are lovely
A poem is a story
And if you have never heard one
I shall feel very sorry
I'd die a thousand waysNever stood up for myselfI'd die a thousand ways1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I always tried to be someone else
But I am not that girl anymore
One day I finally tried to be me
and that's when we started to disagree
But I wasn't backing down__, no__
I'd die a thousand ways,
yes, I'll die a thousand ways
just to get away from you
and all the shit you've put us through____
You've always tried to make my life hell
for some reason I couldn't tell_
But I still wasn't backing down__, no__
And every time I try to sit down and read
You'd try to put me into misery__
But that wasn't the half of it.
Now that I am finally grown enough
I am no longer afraid of your fluff__
But I still have scars from when I did
You'd encourage me to bleed
You practically put the blade in front of me
But you deny it ohh_____
Just to get away form you
I'd die a thousand ways,
Just to get away__, from__, you____________(continue until drums are done. this is slower
(Light drum finish) &
FamilyI’m waiting at the gatesFamily2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
As everything fades
On this rainy day
I keep trying to keep my head held high
The feeling within me won’t go away
Wondering if you will show up
Pretending things are okay
I put on a big grin
But the disappointment returns as the night turns grey like now
I tried to yell out to you
Fighting the tears so you wouldn’t see my pain
But, it is vain
Because they escape my eyes
And I scream out as I cry
Did you see me waiting by the train all alone?
I spend everyday waiting for you
Without an umbrella so the world will hide my cry
I begged you to come back to me
I’m waiting for some crazy fantasy
To become a reality
This is not what is best for me
I need you here beside me
Weren’t we supposed to be family?
As I walk towards my fears
I look forward; wondering if you will be their
But, you never appear
Disappointment hits me
Abandonment is felt within me
You just left me to fend for myself
I’m tired of trying to be strong without you h
A Day -- of Weatheri think it was just that one day -- i cannot remember the weatherA Day -- of Weather2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
it was a day i would never forget -- it was probably sunshine and hot
it was the day, when i lost my faith in you -- it was summer after all
when my heart was destroyed, i sat there and heard -- mid summer, to be precise
that, in my time of agony, my time of destruction -- the winter was yet to come
you were too busy, to answer my call, too much to do -- leaves about to fall
i stood alone again, not sure of what to do -- there was chance of rain
and my heart broke...slowly as I hung up the call -- clouds dark
if only I knew the troubles to come - tear drops started like rain
Circle of loveThe joyCircle of love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You're walking by my side, smiling and laughing.
No troubled heart, no unnecessary pressure.
Friendship - so pure, so innocent.
Your smile, your voice, you.
Forever in my thoughts.
Not a single day goes by without your presence in my mind.
I'm being too needy. Asking over and over again to meet up.
You need time, you need space. I know that all too well.
But I don't want to live without you. I need you.
I'm scared, you're scared.
At least we're being honest.
Your voice, your face. My voice, my face.
We wont lie, we can't lie. There's no reason to lie.
But can my love for you survive?
Will we ever be one?
Only time will tell.
Where Have the Goddesses Gone Where Have the Goddesses GoneWhere Have the Goddesses Gone4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Hello there, sacred queen to whom men once did pray
the kind and merciful divinity who long since gave us form and life
the victim of cruel mortals and a jealous god, who stole your temples and
banished your face from the hearts and minds of the children of heaven
Does an Artist Have to Play the Popularity Game?You, as an artist, might think that exposure follows artistic success. But now I believe that artistic success follow exposure. Here is a short story illustrating this fickle process:Does an Artist Have to Play the Popularity Game?2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Daviantart Michael creates art that borders on genius. After a while Michael comes down from his artistic "in the zone" mania (he loves the feeling, feels like he's high) and collapses asleep onto a pink sofa. Next morning (if ten o'clock is morning) he sips espresso and checks his inbox: 2, maybe 3 favs.
The caffeine hits Michael's bloodstream just as the disappointing realization sags over his head like a storm cloud. Why don't they see what I did here! Can't they see how this is really something?
Michael thinks about this the whole day. Then he realizes that success precedes exposure so he adds over 9000 groups to all his submissions and now receives a continuous flush of favs and comments as reliable as OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER, YELLOWSTONE PARK 82190, WY.
NO RETURN ADDRESS! (stamps are too e
The International Cheetah Day Challenge 2013!Updates: Tomorrow is ICD!!! If you haven't had time to make your own art, you can download an infographic from the CCF here and upload it to help make deviantART's homepage explode with cheetahs!The International Cheetah Day Challenge 2013!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Put this link to ICD in your deviation description! http://sta.sh/08c8g1fqc0k
December 4th isn't that far away...
Use Your Art to Help Save a Species!
Last year, over 400 people participated in the International Cheetah Day Challenge on December 4th to help raise awareness and help save the cheetah! This year we have even more planned as we approach the big event. Read on to learn all about what's in store for ICDC 2013!
Northwest African CheetahAcinonyx jubatus heckiNorthwest African Cheetah2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Acinonyx jubatus senegalensis, identified in 1843, is the older name for this subspecies. It is not considered to be a separate subspecies.
The Northwest African cheetah is the smallest population of cheetahs remaining in continental Africa, with less than 700 left in the wild. Their range supposedly extends through the following countries:
[Bullet; Green] Senegal
[Bullet; Blue] TunisiaThe Northwest African cheetah is rarely seen, more often caught by camera traps than ever
Written from Beneath the Parisian LightsDear Jack,Written from Beneath the Parisian Lights3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's half past seven
And beneath the
Paris lights I have fallen
In love with a boy
Whose eyes are blue
And lips are red.
Do not fret, my dear,
For I am in good hands-
Hands warmer, softer,
More alive than yours
Ever were. And I-
I am certain that he
Will ask me to dinner
And will lead me to
A café on the Seine,
Where we will exchange
Kisses more intimate,
Than ours ever were.
Jack, unlike you,
With him I will live
While you stay in
Raising your daughters
With the woman who
Stole your heart away,
From right under my nose.
Farewell, my love, and
I wish you a happy mediocre
Life with that pleasant
Mediocre family of yours,
Resembling the one you would never
Let us have, and the one
I wouldn't want anyway.
With all sincerity, my dear,
Your first true love,
Empathy.You said it was one of those nightsEmpathy.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
when the laboured breathing of the slumbering world plagued the earth with lethargy,
and the liveliest of people would crawl into their beds,
seeking solace in the dreams that release them from reality's hold.
As they sank into the deepest of subconscious visionaries, you sighed
and opened the blinds.
I never knew what on earth you meant.
Surely someone waited for you in the warm folds of a comforter,
struggling to hold onto consciousness,
so that you could join them and fall asleep in their company?
As I cocked my head to one side in confusion, you sighed
and turned away in sorrow.
Glancing at his sleeping form beside me,
my sleepless eyes strayed to the arm loosely holding me to him,
and I knew that at some point in history,
another had lain in my place.
As his heartbeat lulled me into submission, I sighed
and closed my eyes.
You said it was one of those nights
that you'd been caught dead center in the eye of your own storm,
and sleep simply could
Eastern African CheetahAcinonyx jubatus raineyiiEastern African Cheetah2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Acinonyx jubatus fearsoni, used interchangably with raineyii and not believed to be a separate subspecies. While fearsoni was coined first in 1834 and raineyii in 1913, it is the latter which has been analyzed genetically as a distinct subspecies and for this reason that name is preferred.Acinonyx jubatus velox, a debated subspecies generally believed to be the same as raineyii It has been suggested that this subspecies is extinct.Acinonyx jubatus ngorongorensis, a second debated subspecies also generally believed to be the same as raineyii.
The Eastern African cheetah is the second-largest population of cheetahs remainin
BIG CHEETAH FEATUREBIG CHEETAH FEATURE2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Cheetah Colors by Novawuff
Highground-cheetah by clive64Ballpoint Pen - Cheetah by kleinmeliBaby Cheetah ACEO by Pannya
A Cheetah Kiss by clippercarrilloMy baby Cheetah by ziadkadiCheetah 07 by Alannah-Hawker
Cheetah by SkiaInterest: Cheetah Cub by Flame-of-the-PhoenixCheetah Running by psychedeliczen
Cheetah by psychedeliczenCheetah by CUMMINGSartKing Cheetah Tribal by Sunima
Angry Cheetah by TVD-PhotographyCheetah by amrodelCheetah Cub: Worried by Flame-of-the-Phoenix
King Cheetah by darknatashaCheetah by sawnsCheetah by reidaemonis
Baby cheetah - living cuteness by woxysCheetah 3 by robkuboCheetah on Cheetah by MorkelErasmus
King Cheetah by NickAACheetah by 7-Year-Bytchcheetah by olsenbande76
Cheetah by NAS16The Cheetah by MattNick
Southern African CheetahAcinonyx jubatus jubatusSouthern African Cheetah2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Acinonyx jubatus lanea, suggested as a subspecies in 1877 from a small population near the southern cape of Africa, now considered synonymous with A. jubatus jubatus.Acinonyx jubatus obergi, a debated subspecies from Namibia identified in 1913 and still under assessment but doubted to be separate from A. jubatus jubatus.
The Southern African cheetah is the largest population of cheetahs remaining, with the total number estimated at 4,800. These cheetah populations are dispersed in the following countries:
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Stuff.I haven't made a journal in a while, mainly because I've had nothing to say because I am boring but the whole new symbol thing has rubbed me the wrong way. Not the symbols per se...more peoples attitudes regarding it. People are probably going to get mad at me, but try take this with a grain of salt if you have a different opinion.Stuff.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I love how DA supplies a free online portfolio with many great features and people get angry and throw a fit over not having a little symbol next to their name.
Giving people who support their site a little bit of recognition isn't terribly unreasonable either. Why are people so angry :iconcryforeverplz: The star is like a little 'thankyou'.
COME ONE CAN'T WE ALL JUST BE FRIENDS!
P.S this will be old news by next week and nobody will remember that DA never use to have little username stars. ( and it seems I am one of the few who like how the new symbols look T.T)
I hurt my hand so I'm also gonna give drawing a little rest till it s
The FerrymanI am but a candlelightThe Ferryman1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Glistening in a lake of ink
A tiny burning lost desire
A memory of laugh and drink
I am but a child’s lone laugh
Lost upon the wind so quick
When night does fall and light must part
Like a lonely flame in savage wind
I am but a declaration
Of a love long lost to time
I am but the ferryman
For whom you save your final dime
I am but a bottled dream
Fleeting and fragile like life itself
Open up, release your breath
Enter a dream far worse than death
You may stand tall before the end
In candlelight, staying the hand
Of ferryman and night and god
Though the tides of time you may sway not.
Angel and Demon WingsThey're not that far apartAngel and Demon Wings3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Two emotions deemed opposite
While reason counters either
Drive comes from the same feather
Forever bound by yin and yang
Everlasting dark and light
Invisible threads bond love and hate
Both in one nest of straw and hay
The incapacity to feel one's touch
A chance of evil slipping away
Two knees beneath a pool of tears
Four walls enclosing an echo of laughs
Distance goes to endless measure
Inscribed in footprints of lonely wander
Hands blindly grasp the yearn to feel
Pitiful attempts in shortened reach
Ears deafen upon a terror's scream
A form bathes limp on crimson rose
Replacing a smile across the grimace
Of a destroyed, ruptured soul
yes, all womenmonths or yearsyes, all women11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
from now my therapist
will click her pen at
me in the static hum
of her silent office,
perhaps before popping
the question so many
others have before:
why haven't you
gotten over it?
if it's hard to
understand why the
i've undergone has
scarred my skin and
nearly taken my life,
then i'll explain.
i am not over it
because panic attacks
rattle me when i see
my abuser's face -
in person or in memories.
i am not over it
because a tank top and
short-shorts does not,
under any circumstances,
mean "yes", and neither
does his teeth on my neck
or the silence between
the two of us.
i am not over it
because i was ridiculed
and rumored to be a slut
because his hands
decided i was.
i am not over it
because i still get
prank calls from private
numbers and nightmares
shake my fitfully
i am not over it
because i am scared to
cross the street to work,
and i have been
harassed more times
than i have fingers
by men with the same eyes
as my ab
Asiatic CheetahAcinonyx jubatus venaticusAsiatic Cheetah2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Acinonyx jubatus venator, named in 1828 and considered a synonym of A. j. venaticus.Acinonyx jubatus raddei, named in 1913 as the Turkestan cheetah, currently not considered a separate subspecies.
The Asiatic cheetah is the most endangered of all cheetah subspecies, the remaining population currently estimated between 50 and 100 individuals, but with only 20 identified with certainty as of 2013. This subspecies used to be found in regions such as Turkestan, India, Lybia, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and all of Northern Africa, overlapping the range of the Northern African cheetah.
International Cheetah Day!It's December 4th, International Cheetah Day!International Cheetah Day!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we celebrate the wondrous work of nature that is the cheetah, and raise awareness about cheetah endangerment through art!
In this feature you will find general information about cheetahs and endangerment, fantastic art features, and a highlight on the International Cheetah Day Challenge, an art awareness-raising project!
View all of the art created for the ICDC here and here!
Fave this journal to get it into the deviantART footer!
We would like to welcome you to Internation
Dark MotherBleed your colors to the ground,Dark Mother3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
let them swirl in the vortex of your breath.
The gathering chill escaped from your lungs
whispers the green earth into death.
Dark Mother, keep the spirits
you hold within your hands.
Souls eternally bidden,
soaked and seeped into the land.
Dark Mother, keep your fury
quivering deep within the ground.
Harm us not, but let us hear
the power of that sound.
The wheel is turning, always turning
as the sun falls from the sky.
Mother can you tell me,
oh can't you tell me why?
Dark Mother, stir your cauldron
deep living waters of rebirth.
Wash clean this wretched wreckage
we have wreaked upon the earth.
Dark Mother, shall we reap
all that we have sown?
When spring returns will you be there?
to light our path toward home?
The wheel is turning, always turning
as the seasons slowly die.
Mother can you tell me,
oh can't you tell me why?
Will you exhale a merciful breath,
to warm our world once more?
Or stop the wheel from turning,
leave us trappe
Central African CheetahAcinonyx jubatus soemmeringiiCentral African Cheetah2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Acinonyx jubatus megabalica, suggested as a subspecies in 1863 from cheetahs living on the western banks of the White Nile River in Sudan, currently not considered a separate subspecies.Acinonyx jubatus wagneri, another cheetah from southern Sudan nominated as a subspecies in 1913, currently not considered a separate subspecies.
The Central African cheetah is among the smallest populations of cheetahs remaining, and the second-smallest population of the African subspecies. It has been found in the following countries:
Central African Republic
SudanThis subspecies is shrinking rapidly d